Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week 22 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 22 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.04/9 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC  3.38/6 (-2%); #3. NBC 3.29/6 (-3%); #4. Fox 2.42/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.82/1 (-23%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.110 million (even from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC 5.243 million (-2%); #3. NBC 5.219 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.903 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.334 million (-21%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.48/5 rating/share (-3% in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. CBS 1.32/5 (even); #3. NBC 1.20/4 (-3%); #4. Fox 1.05/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.47/2 (-20%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 21 (2/6/17-2/12/17, LIVE+SD). CBS obviously won the week in A18-49, with the Grammy's, and did a 2.12 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 1.42 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 0.99 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.88 rating  Among total viewers, CBS of course was #1 with 10.286 million, with ABC #2 at 5.135 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.514 million and Fox at #4 with 3.136 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-2/16/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.03 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.99 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Without those 2 events, Fox would be #4. CBS is  #3 with a 1.57 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.494 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.651 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 6.380 million as ABC is #4 with 5.153 million.

Back to week 22 (Feb. 13-19), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:

Week 22 (Feb. 13-19) Analysis

Last Sunday (Feb. 12)(Week 21)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Super BowlFox6:38PM
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,433,0002,271,0006,162,000 7-730P vs. REPEAT
AFVABC7:00PM5,828,0001,756,0004,072,000 vs. REPEAT
Son of ZornFox7:00PM781,000
781,000 0.28
5,082,000 0.75
NBC MovieNBC7:00PM
Grammys Pre ShowCBS7:30PM10,067,000
10,067,000 2.10
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,292,000
1,292,000 0.56
26,071,000 7.83
7.83 8-1142P
ABC MovieABC8:00PM3,906,000
3,906,000 0.89
0.89 8-11P REPEAT
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,469,000
2,469,000 0.67
0.67 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,399,000
2,399,000 1.02
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,400,000
1,400,000 0.58
Shark TankABC9:00PM
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,859,000
1,859,000 0.88
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM1,670,000
1,670,000 0.77
Shark TankABC10:00PM
Super Bowl Post GmFox10:31PM
24: LegacyFox11:00PM




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,854,0007,906,000(52,000)1.541.54-
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,561,0007,466,00095,000 2.362.36- 8-10P
The WallNBC8:00PM3,895,000
3,895,000 0.93
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM
24: LegacyFox8:00PM5,141,0006,224,000(1,083,000)1.251.48(0.23)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,522,0002,428,00094,000 0.780.690.09
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,202,0007,254,000(52,000)1.431.400.03
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM7,249,0007,336,000(87,000)1.411.350.06
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM3,478,000
3,478,000 0.89
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,068,000930,000138,000 0.410.300.11
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,001,0005,981,00020,000 1.221.29(0.07)
TimelessNBC10:00PM2,993,0002,923,00070,000 0.690.640.05


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,320,0006,380,000(60,000)1.491.55(0.06)
The WallNBC8:00PM5,759,0006,141,000(382,000)1.391.47(0.08)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,125,0002,187,000(62,000)0.920.94(0.02)
Tough MudderCW8:00PM722,0002,906,000(2,184,000)0.241.10(0.86)vs. Flash
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,334,0005,386,000(52,000)1.461.52(0.06)
The MickFox8:30PM2,469,0002,456,00013,000 0.980.940.04
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,664,0003,816,000(152,000)1.031.18(0.15)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,034,0009,565,000(531,000)2.382.55(0.17)
The FlashCW9:00PM700,0001,774,000(1,074,000)0.220.67(0.45)REPEAT vs. Legends
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,871,0002,790,00081,000 0.800.91(0.11)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM10,319,0009,008,0001,311,000
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,125,0002,084,00041,000 0.650.69(0.04)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,772,0006,868,000(96,000)1.511.51-

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,505,0006,194,000311,000 1.781.760.02
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,365,0006,246,000119,000 1.391.300.09
ArrowCW8:00PM1,663,0001,608,00055,000 0.600.560.04
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,639,0005,538,000101,000 1.601.62(0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,339,0006,700,000639,000
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,918,0007,337,000(419,000)2.002.26(0.26)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,005,0006,926,000(921,000)1.441.64(0.20)
The 100CW9:00PM1,045,0001,013,00032,000 0.370.37-
DoubtCBS10:00PM5,306,0006,066,000(760,000)0.760.93(0.17)PREMIERE vs. Code
Match GameABC10:00PM3,452,0003,543,000(91,000)0.890.96(0.07)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,679,0006,265,000414,000 1.311.300.01

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,511,00014,145,000(634,000)2.793.03(0.24)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,675,0008,456,000(781,000)2.062.14(0.08)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,718,0004,208,000(490,000)1.091.29(0.20)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,811,0001,730,00081,000 0.680.580.10
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,010,0007,437,000573,000 1.601.510.09
MomCBS9:00PM7,872,0007,563,000309,000 1.511.51-
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,101,0006,073,00028,000
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,075,0002,457,000(382,000)0.680.87(0.19)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,325,0006,082,000243,000 1.311.280.03
Training DayCBS10:00PM3,830,0004,435,000(605,000)0.690.82(0.13)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM4,658,0004,919,000(261,000)1.321.310.01
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,759,0004,914,000(155,000)0.870.92(0.05)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,450,000
6,450,000 1.10
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,020,0001,111,000(91,000)0.400.45(0.05)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,260,000
4,260,000 0.80
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,480,0009,859,000(379,000)1.101.31(0.21)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,180,0005,809,000(629,000)1.101.34(0.24)
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,410,0002,344,00066,000 0.600.580.02
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,830,0002,002,000(172,000)0.500.54(0.04)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,990,00010,652,000(662,000)1.101.22(0.12)

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
ABC MovieABC8:00PM1,568,000
1,568,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,180,0004,494,000(314,000)0.600.66(0.06)8-10P
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM938,0001,274,000(336,000)0.200.28(0.08)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,120,0002,553,000567,000 0.400.380.02 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
APBFox9:00PM1,032,0001,361,000(329,000)0.300.31(0.01)REPEAT vs. 24(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,130,0004,463,000(333,000)0.600.580.02
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,290,000
2,290,000 0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,610,0003,517,00093,000 0.900.830.07 REPEAT

Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates decent showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:

Week 22 (Feb. 13-19) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,511,0002.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,918,0002.00
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,505,0001.78
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,010,0001.60
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,854,0001.54
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,320,0001.49
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,334,0001.46
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,202,0001.43
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon7,249,0001.41
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,325,0001.31
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon6,001,0001.22
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,450,0001.1
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,664,0001.03
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,399,0001.02
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,469,0000.98
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,125,0000.92
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,859,0000.88
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,871,0000.80
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,260,0000.8
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun1,670,0000.77
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,400,0000.58
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,292,0000.56REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun781,0000.28REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMTue

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMTue

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue

Downward DogABC9:00PMTue

Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue

Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 21

The Goldbergs - "The Wedding Singer" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barry and Lainey’s wedding date is right around the corner, and Beverly is in her element as she tries to make everything perfect for her schmoopie’s big day. Geoff is concerned about Adam’s shortcomings as a wedding videographer. Meanwhile, Barry begins to have second thoughts.

Schooled - "Be Like Mike" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s 1990-something, and since Lainey still hasn’t achieved rock ‘n’ roll greatness, she returns to William Penn Academy as the new music teacher. Lainey has a hard time adjusting to being an authority figure, but she realizes she might not be so bad at it when she discovers a kindred spirit in Principal Glascott’s niece, Felicia. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor struggles with Michael Jordan’s influence on modern-day basketball.

Modern Family - "The Wild" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mitch, Cam and Phil crash Jay’s annual hiking trip to find an elusive bald eagle after Gloria asks them to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Gloria, Alex, Claire and Haley get together to plan her baby shower.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Miggy – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

Younger - "It's All About the Money, Honey" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza is shocked to see an unexpected costar in her Infinitely 21 ad campaign. Kelsey and Charles head to Chicago with a plan. Josh considers his options beyond Inkburg.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Wednesday, August 21

  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Watch on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry) - D'Arcy appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Selena is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Joe Namath (The Waverly Wonders) - Joe appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Austin Green (Anger Management/Freddie) - Brian talks about BH90210 on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Justine Lupe (Cristela) - Justine will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah opens up about how she balances her personal and professional life and her latest mission to combat the stigma of mental health on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about Kids Baking Championship on the BUILD Series at 2pm.

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The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

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07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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