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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

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09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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