Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review of Tonight's Devious Maids Premiere; Week 30 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Lifetime's "deliciously dirty" series Devious Maids returns tonight (April 20) for a second season airing Sundays at 10:00pm and we have just watched that season opener. In the episode, "An Ideal Husband," three months have passed since we last saw our characters. Without any major spoilers, Marisol (Ana Ortiz) finds a new love, while Peri tries to keep Rosie (Dania Ramirez) and Spence (Grant Show) apart as Zoila (Judy Reyes) discovers through Genevieve (Susan Lucci) that Valentina (Edy Ganem) is back from Africa, while Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) and Alejandro settle in to their fake relationship.

In the style of Desperate Housewives (also created by Marc Cherry), we have a new mystery that will play out this season and Marisol finds herself right in the middle of it again, but this time she doesn't know anything about it. All of our favorite maids and their employers are back (well, minus the Stappords), but we also have new blood in Beverly Hills that will play into the season's mystery. The new mystery is very compelling and you'll want to know what happened 15 years ago (1999). The premiere of course brings the mystery, but we still have the comedic aspect that this show did so well with in the first season (in particular characters like Rosie, Odessa and The Powells). And speaking of the Powells (Rebecca Wisocky and Tom Irwin), they are always a pleasure to watch and they have to deal with a crisis in the premiere that forces them to hire a...bodyguard! Funny! New maid Opal might be even creepier than Mr. Powell, if that's even possible. Executive producer Eva Longoria directs the premiere and did an amazing job with it bringing her comedic timing that she mastered on Desperate Housewives. We have a lot of twists and turns, but along the way the premiere has laughs and a lot of heart as well. It's just fun and compelling episode, with a great mystery. You'll want to watch it live tonight at 10|9c on Lifetime because this show will be the talk at the water-cooler Monday morning. No sophomore slump here!


2013-14 Week 30 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.6/9 rating/share (-26% from first four nights Week 29); #2. ABC 4.6/8 (even); #3. NBC 4.2/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 3.4/5 (even); #5. The CW 1.0/2 (+43%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.83 million (-28% from first four nights Week 29); #2. ABC 7.06 million (even); #3. NBC 6.55 million (-2%); #4. Fox 5.35 million (-3%); #5. The CW 1.51 million (+53%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.8/5 rating/share (-5% from first four nights Week 29); #2. ABC 1.7/5 (even); #3. CBS 1.7/5 (-45%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (even) #5. The CW 0.6/2 (+100%)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 29 (4/7/14-4/13/14) had CBS win the week in 18-49 with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC's 1.5, Fox's 1.5 and NBC's 1.4. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 9.95 million, beating ABC which did 6.2 million, NBC followed with 5.4 million, and Fox trailed with 4.94 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-4/13/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 2.9, over Fox's Super Bowl-fueled 2.6, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.85 million, then NBC is second with 9.71, Fox is at 7.68 and ABC is at 7.50 as they are creeping in to catch Fox.

Back to week 30, 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 30 (April 14-20) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 13)(Week 29)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,987,00010,135,000852,000 1.631.310.32
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,923,0006,409,000(486,000)1.301.43(0.13)
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,403,0004,123,000280,000 0.780.590.19 vs. Ann Curry
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,832,0002,265,000(433,000)0.760.89(0.13)
American DadFox7:30PM2,363,0002,681,000(318,000)1.151.19(0.04)
49th ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM
14,169,000(14,169,000)
3.34(3.34)
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM8,835,000
8,835,000 1.79
1.79
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,499,0007,256,000(757,000)1.982.42(0.44)
American Dream BuildersNBC8:00PM3,087,0002,921,000166,000 0.700.650.05
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,638,0004,298,000(660,000)1.661.86(0.20)
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,386,0004,773,000(387,000)2.122.26(0.14)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,833,000
9,833,000 1.48
1.48
ResurrectionABC9:00PM7,461,0008,045,000(584,000)2.082.24(0.16)
BelieveNBC9:00PM4,344,0004,248,00096,000 1.010.970.04
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM349,0003,982,000(3,633,000)1.251.52(0.27)
The MentalistCBS10:00PM9,021,000
9,021,000 1.57
1.57
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,265,0005,163,000102,000 1.341.290.05
CrisisNBC10:00PM4,072,0004,468,000(396,000)1.111.010.10




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,220,0006,846,000374,000 2.312.000.31 vs. Big Bang (R)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,776,00014,467,000309,000 2.332.170.16 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,849,00011,966,000(117,000)3.363.48(0.12)8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM5,792,0006,583,000(791,000)1.381.64(0.26)
Star CrossedCW8:00PM758,000952,000(194,000)0.280.34(0.06)
Friends w/Better LivesCBS8:30PM5,690,0005,258,000432,000 1.831.580.25
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM7,490,000
7,490,000 2.09
2.09
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:00PM
21,196,000(21,196,000)
7.17(7.17)
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,358,0004,408,000(50,000)1.441.430.01
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,059,000583,000476,000 0.420.200.22 REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PM6,859,000
6,859,000 1.88
1.88
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM4,526,000
4,526,000 0.95
0.95 REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM8,137,0008,991,000(854,000)1.271.50(0.23)REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,820,0005,082,000738,000 1.531.480.05 REPEAT vs. Dream Builders










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,122,00017,392,000(270,000)2.202.61(0.41)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM3,591,0005,373,000(1,782,000)1.081.90(0.82)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,815,00011,085,000730,000 2.982.850.13
GleeFox8:00PM2,441,0002,781,000(340,000)0.961.03(0.07)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,519,000676,000843,000 0.690.200.49 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM14,688,00014,560,000128,000 2.112.34(0.23)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM5,516,000
5,516,000 2.11
2.11
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM
4,453,000(4,453,000)
1.44(1.44)
About a BoyNBC9:00PM6,992,0006,866,000126,000 1.791.720.07
New GirlFox9:00PM2,187,0002,263,000(76,000)1.151.010.14 vs. Mindy Project
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,602,000766,000836,000 0.730.200.53 vs. The 100 (R)
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM
2,817,000(2,817,000)
0.83(0.83)
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,889,0005,543,000346,000 1.521.500.02
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,952,0002,330,000(378,000)0.991.09(0.10)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,743,0007,894,0002,849,000 1.761.200.56 vs. REPEAT
Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM3,222,0002,172,0001,050,000 1.010.500.51 PREMIERE vs. Resurrection (R)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,896,0006,958,000(62,000)1.661.83(0.17)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,348,0009,624,000(276,000)2.292.42(0.13)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,227,0004,975,000252,000 1.341.40(0.06)REPEAT
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM3,747,0003,845,000(98,000)1.051.20(0.15)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,610,0004,171,000439,000 1.120.930.19 REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM8,529,0008,899,000(370,000)1.942.01(0.07)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,260,0001,176,0001,084,000 0.710.400.31 vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM6,884,0009,848,000(2,964,000)1.412.31(0.90)REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,288,0005,105,000183,000 1.601.60- REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,133,0007,408,000(2,275,000)1.282.05(0.77)REPEAT
MixologyABC9:30PM3,855,0003,651,000204,000 1.191.24(0.05)
The 100CW9:00PM1,801,0001,689,000112,000 0.530.53-
CSICBS10:00PM6,793,0009,113,000(2,320,000)1.211.68(0.47)REPEAT
NashvilleABC10:00PM2,877,0002,469,000408,000 0.710.600.11 REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,174,0006,486,000(2,312,000)1.011.60(0.59)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,687,00016,288,000(6,601,000)2.204.70(2.50)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM3,590,0006,846,000(3,256,000)0.851.68(0.83)REPEAT vs. Shark Tank
CommunityNBC8:00PM2,871,0002,559,000312,000 0.980.860.12
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,949,0004,170,000779,000 1.731.380.35
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,663,000843,000820,000 0.710.300.41 vs. REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM10,907,00010,071,000836,000 2.652.480.17 REPEAT vs. The Millers
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,395,0002,560,000(165,000)0.931.01(0.08)
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PM6,185,0009,547,000(3,362,000)1.572.43(0.86)vs. 2.5 Men
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,447,0008,177,000270,000 2.622.570.05
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM3,212,0002,616,000596,000 0.930.900.03 vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox9:00PM7,971,0007,633,000338,000 1.901.750.15
ReignCW9:00PM1,390,0001,230,000160,000 0.420.45(0.03)
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PM5,225,0006,874,000(1,649,000)1.301.66(0.36)FINALE
Surviving JackFox9:30PM4,295,0004,320,000(25,000)1.041.24(0.20)
NCISCBS10:00PM6,130,0007,902,000(1,772,000)1.021.64(0.62)REPEAT vs. Elementary
ScandalABC10:00PM10,573,0009,227,0001,346,000 3.453.010.44 FINALE
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,991,0003,663,000328,000 1.281.120.16 FINALE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
UnforgettableCBS8:00PM7,166,0007,588,000(422,000)0.901.00(0.10)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,212,0005,898,000(686,000)1.101.18(0.08)
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,478,0003,702,0001,776,000 1.000.690.31
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM2,939,0003,067,000(128,000)1.001.22(0.22)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,367,0001,360,0007,000 0.400.380.02
Last Man StandingABC8:30PM4,037,0004,058,000(21,000)0.800.86(0.06)REPEAT vs. Neighbors
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,293,0001,306,000(13,000)
0.41(0.41)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM6,437,0009,168,000(2,731,000)0.701.34(0.64)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,469,0006,948,000(479,000)1.601.79(0.19)
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,457,0004,730,0001,727,000 1.201.120.08 vs. Grimm
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM805,000808,000(3,000)0.300.270.03
Kitchen NightmaresFox9:00PM2,499,0002,901,000(402,000)0.901.14(0.24)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM8,389,00011,051,000(2,662,000)0.901.42(0.52)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM8,197,0005,767,0002,430,000 1.801.450.35
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,930,0002,247,000683,000 0.900.740.16










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Ten CommandmentsABC7:00PM5,870,000
5,870,000 1.00
1.00 7-1144P
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM2,200,0002,475,000(275,000)0.400.64(0.24)REPEAT
CastleABC8:00PM
2,972,000(2,972,000)
0.51(0.51)
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,490,0004,387,000103,000 0.900.700.20 8-10P
UFCFox8:00PM1,990,0006,039,000(4,049,000)0.801.46(0.66)8-10P vs. NASCAR
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM5,270,0001,566,0003,704,000 0.900.390.51 REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM2,860,0002,250,000610,000 0.600.450.15 vs. 48 Hours
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM
2,623,000(2,623,000)
0.54(0.54)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,490,0004,511,000979,000 0.900.790.11
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM
3,052,000(3,052,000)
0.70(0.70)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,790,0002,921,000(131,000)0.900.91(0.01)REPEAT


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 30 (April 14-20) 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 TheoryCBS8:30PMThu10,907,0002.65REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,220,0002.31
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,687,0002.20REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,386,0002.12
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon7,490,0002.09
MomCBS9:30PMMon6,859,0001.88
Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon5,690,0001.83
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue6,992,0001.79
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,638,0001.66
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,288,0001.60REPEAT
The Crazy OnesCBS9:00PMThu6,185,0001.57
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,889,0001.52
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,227,0001.34REPEAT
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu5,225,0001.30FINALE
MixologyABC9:30PMWed3,855,0001.19
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,363,0001.15
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,187,0001.15
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,212,0001.1
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed3,747,0001.05REPEAT
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu4,295,0001.04
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,952,0000.99
CommunityNBC8:00PMThu2,871,0000.98
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMThu2,395,0000.93
Last Man StandingABC8:30PMFri4,037,0000.8REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,832,0000.76
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat2,270,0000.5REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,200,0000.4REPEAT
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue

preempted
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri

completed
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue

completed
DadsFox8:00PMTue

completed
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

completed
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri

canceled
EnlistedFox9:00PMFri

canceled
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThu

canceled
Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed

canceled

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.