Sunday, March 09, 2014

Week 24 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did; Episodic Review: Family Guy - "Mom's the Word" Airing Tonight on Fox

2013-14 Week 24 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.7/11 rating/share (+3% from first four nights Week 23); #2. NBC 5.0/8 (-4%); #3. ABC 4.0/6 (-17%); #4. Fox 3.9/6 (-3%); #5. The CW 1.1/2 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.69 million (+4% from first four nights Week 23); #2. NBC 8.21 million (-2%); #3. ABC 6.04 million (-16%); #4. Fox 6.31 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.64 million (+1%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.3/7 rating/share (-4% from first four nights Week 23); #2. CBS 2.3/7 (even); #3. ABC 1.8/5 (-14%); #4. Fox 1.7/5 (-6%) #5. The CW 0.7/2 (+17%)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 23 (2/24/14-3/2/14) had ABC win the week in 18-49 for the first time this season with a 3.3 rating lead by The Oscars, followed by NBC's 1.8, CBS' 1.7 and Fox's 1.3. In total viewers, ABC also lead with 11.55 million, beating CBS which did 8.48 million, NBC followed also with 6.3, and Fox trailed with 4.41 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-3/2/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 3.1, over Fox's 2.8, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.87 million, then NBC is creeping in with 10.31, Fox is at 8.18 and ABC is at 7.43.

Back to week 24, 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 24 (March 3-9) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 2)(Week 23)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,273,0008,985,000288,0001.411.320.09
Oscars Red CarpetABC7:00PM14,757,000
14,757,0003.13
3.13
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM
6,126,000(6,126,000)
1.43(1.43)
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,213,00012,723,000(8,510,000)0.892.63(1.74)REPEAT 7-9P vs. Sochi Gold 7-830
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,971,0003,260,000(1,289,000)0.721.10(0.38)REPEAT
Oscars Red CarpetABC7:30PM18,715,000
18,715,0004.52
4.52
Animation DominationFox7:30PM1,748,0002,878,000(1,130,000)0.691.10(0.41)REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,098,0006,709,000(611,000)1.501.53(0.03)vs. premier
Oscars Red CarpetABC8:00PM26,922,000
26,922,0006.94
6.94
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
5,131,000(5,131,000)
1.52(1.52)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,541,000
2,541,0001.07
1.07
Academy AwardsABC8:30PM43,741,000
43,741,00013.12
13.12830-1141P
2014 Winter OlympicsNBC8:30PM
15,117,000(15,117,000)
3.23(3.23)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,341,000
2,341,0001.07
1.07REPEAT
The MentalistCBS9:00PM3,420,0003,028,000392,0000.530.510.02REPEAT
The VoiceNBC9:00PM3,387,000
3,387,0001.06
1.069-11P REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,670,000
2,670,0001.26
1.26REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PM2,407,000
2,407,0001.13
1.13
The Good WifeCBS10:00PM2,863,0003,240,000(377,000)0.410.46(0.05)REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC10:30PM
8,862,000(8,862,000)
1.95(1.95)
CastleABC10:00PM
4,118,000(4,118,000)
0.89(0.89)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PM9,105,0009,276,000(171,000)3.353.60(0.25)
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,146,0008,171,000(25,000)2.292.46(0.17)8-930 vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM15,620,00015,858,000(238,000)4.504.70(0.20)8-10P, vs. premiere
Almost HumanFox8:00PM5,634,0005,724,000(90,000)1.501.61(0.11)
Star CrossedCW8:00PM1,121,0001,138,000(17,000)0.370.340.03
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PM8,443,0007,961,000482,0002.592.520.07
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM8,914,0008,161,000753,0002.182.110.07
The FollowingFox9:00PM5,164,0004,613,000551,0001.651.580.07
Beauty & the BeastCW9:00PM868,000589,000279,0000.300.170.13vs. REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PM8,421,0007,249,0001,172,0002.041.870.17
MixologyABC9:30PM3,642,000
3,642,0001.14
1.14REPEAT
IntellgenceCBS10:00PM5,355,0005,413,000(58,000)1.211.190.02
CastleABC10:00PM8,382,0008,689,000(307,000)1.621.71(0.09)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM11,012,00011,179,000(167,000)2.693.09(0.40)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,854,00017,031,000823,0002.462.65(0.19)
The BachelorABC8:00PM
8,133,000(8,133,000)
2.45(2.45)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,464,000
5,464,0001.85
1.85
The VoiceNBC8:00PM14,533,00013,045,0001,488,0004.073.740.33vs. premier
GleeFox8:00PM2,580,0002,989,000(409,000)0.981.19(0.21)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,804,0001,831,000(27,000)0.820.800.02
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM14,369,00013,155,0001,214,0002.072.27(0.20)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,157,000
4,157,0001.53
1.53
About a BoyNBC9:00PM8,355,0008,085,000270,0002.472.350.12vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PM2,925,0002,837,00088,0001.451.370.08
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,928,0002,120,000(192,000)0.930.96(0.03)vs. Star-Crossed (R)
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM2,639,000
2,639,0000.80
0.80
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM6,912,0007,050,000(138,000)1.921.95(0.03)vs. REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM2,609,0002,661,000(52,000)1.261.29(0.03)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,644,00010,999,000(355,000)1.681.80(0.12)
Mind GamesABC10:00PM2,391,0003,581,000(1,190,000)0.641.05(0.41)vs. premier
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,067,0007,063,0004,0001.881.790.09










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,584,0009,399,000185,0002.382.380.00vs. 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,323,0006,977,000346,0001.941.750.19
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM5,723,0005,222,000501,0001.671.440.23
RevolutionNBC8:00PM4,755,0004,629,000126,0001.341.290.05
American IdolFox8:00PM10,533,00010,785,000(252,000)2.742.700.048-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,211,0002,449,000(238,000)0.740.85(0.11)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM11,422,000
11,422,0002.58
2.58
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,255,0008,523,000732,0003.393.110.28
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,014,0007,782,000(1,768,000)1.572.01(0.44)
MixologyABC9:30PM4,637,0004,977,000(340,000)1.651.72(0.07)vs. premier
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,242,0001,485,000(243,000)0.380.54(0.16)
CSICBS10:00PM9,287,0009,417,000(130,000)1.732.20(0.47)vs. Crim Minds
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,094,0004,772,000322,0001.491.260.23
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,051,0008,003,000(1,952,000)1.542.19(0.65)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,086,00017,725,000361,0005.295.000.29
Once: WonderlandABC8:00PM3,267,0004,729,000(1,462,000)0.880.97(0.09)vs. Oscar Countdown
CommunityNBC8:00PM2,791,0002,562,000229,0000.990.990.00
American IdolFox8:00PM9,762,00010,008,000(246,000)2.182.41(0.23)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM2,190,0002,034,000156,0001.000.940.06
The MillersCBS8:30PM11,580,00011,037,000543,0002.862.750.11
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,955,0002,521,000434,0001.271.080.19
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM10,381,00010,025,000356,0002.652.490.16
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,213,0009,417,000(1,204,000)2.603.07(0.47)
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM3,325,0003,416,000(91,000)1.101.19(0.09)
RakeFox9:00PM3,533,0003,448,00085,0000.830.760.07
ReignCW9:00PM1,745,0001,323,000422,0000.690.510.18
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PM6,957,0007,408,000(451,000)1.651.85(0.20)vs. The Millers (R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,544,0008,660,000(116,000)1.751.580.17
ScandalABC10:00PM8,533,0009,318,000(785,000)2.763.35(0.59)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,800,0003,591,000209,0001.201.110.09










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM7,461,0007,546,000(85,000)1.401.310.09
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,096,0006,367,000(271,000)1.301.220.08
DatelineNBC8:00PM7,457,0006,232,0001,225,0001.501.180.32
BonesFox8:00PM3,290,0003,415,000(125,000)0.700.76(0.06)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,387,0001,344,00043,0000.500.420.08REPEAT
The NeighborsABC8:30PM3,557,0004,246,000(689,000)0.900.97(0.07)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,335,0001,495,000(160,000)0.500.480.02REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,266,00010,607,000(341,000)1.401.400.00
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,486,0007,789,000(303,000)2.002.07(0.07)
GrimmNBC9:00PM5,639,0005,324,000315,0001.501.440.06
Star-CrossedCW9:00PM537,000568,000(31,000)0.200.150.05REPEAT
EnlistedFox9:00PM1,824,0001,900,000(76,000)0.700.620.08
Raising HopeFox9:30PM1,581,0001,798,000(217,000)0.500.57(0.07)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,870,00011,959,000(89,000)1.401.380.02
20/20ABC10:00PM7,597,0007,319,000278,0001.801.760.04
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,636,0003,266,000(630,000)0.801.06(0.26)vs. premier










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM1,850,000
1,850,0000.50
0.50REPEAT
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM
3,332,000(3,332,000)
0.60(0.60)
Jimmy Kimmel OscarsABC8:00PM1,980,000
1,980,0000.40
0.40REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,449,000(2,449,000)
0.87(0.87)
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,020,0002,759,0001,261,0000.900.840.068-10P vs. NHL Hockey
Almost HumanFox8:00PM1,900,0001,697,000203,0000.400.44(0.04)REPEAT
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM
2,317,000(2,317,000)
0.44(0.44)
Amazing RaceCBS9:00PM2,090,0003,501,000(1,411,000)0.600.480.12REPEAT vs. Crimetime
Once Upon a TimeABC9:00PM1,250,000
1,250,0000.30
0.30REPEAT
The FollowingFox9:00PM1,220,0001,159,00061,0000.300.31(0.01)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,130,0005,438,000(308,000)0.800.84(0.04)
Once Upon a TimeABC10:00PM1,370,000
1,370,0000.30
0.30REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC10:30PM
1,724,000(1,724,000)
0.56(0.56)
SNL (R) NBC10:00PM3,250,000
3,250,0000.90
0.90preempted

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


Week 24 (March 3-9) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThur18,086,0005.29
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,255,0003.39
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon9,105,0003.35
The MillersCBS8:30PMThur11,580,0002.86
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThur10,381,0002.65
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PMMon8,443,0002.59
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTues8,355,0002.47
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon8,914,0002.18
MomCBS9:30PMMon8,421,0002.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,323,0001.94
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTues6,912,0001.92
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed5,723,0001.67
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThur6,957,0001.65
MixologyABC9:30PMWed4,367,0001.65
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTues4,157,0001.53
New GirlFox9:00PMTues2,925,0001.45
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,096,0001.3
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMThur2,955,0001.27
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTues2,609,0001.26
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,670,0001.26REPEAT
MixologyABC9:30PMMon3,642,0001.14REPEAT
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun2,407,0001.13REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,341,0001.07REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,541,0001.07REPEAT
CommunityNBC8:00PMThur2,791,0000.99
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri3,557,0000.9
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTues2,639,0000.80
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,971,0000.72REPEAT
EnlistedFox9:00PMFri1,824,0000.7
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun1,748,0000.69REPEAT
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri1,581,0000.5
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

preempted
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTues

preempted
DadsFox8:00PMTues

completed
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

completed
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThur

canceled
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThur

canceled
We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThur

canceled
Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed

canceled

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

 

On the next...Family Guy (Fox, Sun 8:30pm):
By: Skees

After several weeks of reruns, Family Guy returns tonight at a special time of 8:30pm (leading into the premiere of the Fox miniseries Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey at 9:00pm) with the new episode "Mom's the Word." As the series has progressed over the years, we've met Peter's father, Frances Griffin, who was voiced by the late Charles Durning; that character was voiced by the late Charles Durning, and the character was killed off several years before Durning's death. Peter's mother, Thelma Griffin, was briefly voiced by Florence Stanley and later by Phyllis Diller. With both of those actresses now deceased, the series is now taking the opportunity to deal with the death of the character voiced by Diller in the latest episode, "Mom's the Word."

The episode begins Peter having an "accident" at work after eating raw foods at home. Following the accident, he returns home, where his family and all of his friends are waiting for him. Convinced that this is some sort of "intervention" to deal with his embarrassment from his accident, he reveals several embarrassing things that he has done recently. But when Lois finally gets a chance to reveal the real reason everybody is there, he becomes very sad: his mother has just passed away. Now, Peter has to cope with the death of his mother, including removing her belongings from her retirement home. It is at the retirement home where he gets to meet Evelyn (voiced by another legendary actress, Lauren Bacall). As it turns out Evelyn was a good friend of Thelma's, and understands the pain that Peter is going through. It doesn't take long for a special bond to develop between Peter and Evelyn, one that both of them seem to be happy with... except Evelyn decides that she would rather take that bond to a whole new level that will make Peter incredibly uncomfortable. Meanwhile, at home, Stewie begins to start worrying about his own death and tries to get answers about what happens after he dies. Brian is there to help him Stewie find his own answers, but it just leads to even more confusion after Brian reveals his own atheistic beliefs of the afterlife.

One thing that I like about Family Guy is how the series occasionally disrupts the flow of the traditional cartoon by killing off characters, adding them in, giving them new jobs, etc. I also like how they dealt with the death of Peter's mother in this episode. Rather than focusing the episode on her dying in some really dumb way (as they did when Peter's father died), they just explained that she died, without going into details, and when on to the next phase. However, while Lauren Bacall's character on the episode was a great character to watch, the plot seemed to change too quickly. Most of the time spent on the plot was about Peter meeting Evelyn, and it quickly and abruptly turned to her trying to seduce Peter in the last few minutes of the episode. Maybe there wasn't enough material to add in about her trying to seduce him, but it seemed to move too quickly. The subplot of the episode, about Stewie looking into the question of life after death, was even more troubling. Stewie Griffin's character was intended to be "evil." Now, however, he is scared of death and wants to know the answers about death. It seems that Stewie becomes less evil and more childlike all the time. In the end, though, this was a reasonably episode of the series, though not one of the best ones of the season and certainly not as good as I would have liked to have seen for an episode that deals with a critical plot turn for the series. B-


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 26

The Mick - "The Hotel" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and the children are forced to deal with a downgrade in their living arrangement after their spending habits grow out of control; Jimmy decides to give Chip advice about some of the simplicities of living in a luxurious hotel.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Big House Pt. 1" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Jake and Rosa get used to their lives behind bars, Jake is forced to join a prison gang for protection and Rosa asks Holt and Terry for favors; Amy and Charles attempt to get their friends exonerated as quickly as possible.

In The Cut - "New Beginnings" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay is ready to take things to the next level with Cheryl but there is one problem, Kenny can't take the hint that it is time to move out.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 25)

Tuesday, September 26

  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Catch Andy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation) - Adam stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly/Eastbound & Down) - Katy appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anne Heche (The Michael J. Fox Show/Save Me) - Anne drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • John Carroll Lynch (The Drew Carey Show) - John is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela visits Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Arturo Castro (Broad City) - Arturo appears on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.


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