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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.