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

Monday, August 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny and Bernadette go to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention, Wolowitz is in charge of the kids. Also, Sheldon finds a book on experimenting on kids, and the guys plus Amy make a day of it.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

I Ship It - "Somewhere Magical" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ella seizes the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to a writer for "Superstition," her favorite TV show; Ella's fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

In The Cut - "Lucky Charmed" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay buys Cheryl a necklace for her birthday, not knowing it was stolen; when the police want it back, Jay must devise a plan to return it before she finds out.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Monday, August 19

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry), Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) and Bill Hader (Barry) - D'Arcy, Henry and Bill are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald talks about Emergence 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.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.

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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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06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
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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