Sunday, April 06, 2014

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.8/11 rating/share (+15% from first four nights Week 27); #2. ABC 4.8/8 (+2%); #3. NBC 4.4/7 (even); #4. Fox 3.4/5 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.8/1 (-27%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.86 million (+15% from first four nights Week 27); #2. ABC 7.25 million (+1%); #3. NBC 7.03 million (+1%); #4. Fox 5.41 million (-5%); #5. The CW 1.21 million (-28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.5/7 rating/share (+19% from first four nights Week 27); #2. NBC 2.0/6 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.8/5 (+6%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (-5%) #5. The CW 0.4/1 (-33%)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 27 (3/24/14-3/30/14) had CBS win the week in 18-49 with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC's 1.5, NBC's 1.5 and Fox's 1.3. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 9.09 million, beating ABC which did 6.25 million, NBC followed closely with 5.92 million, and Fox trailed with 4.13 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-3/30/14) 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 10.81 million, then NBC is second with 9.92, Fox is at 7.83 and ABC is at 7.47 as they are creeping in to catch Fox.

Back to week 28, 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 28 (March 31-April 6) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 30)(Week 27)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM14,303,00011,306,0002,997,0002.782.010.77720P
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,230,0006,870,000(640,000)1.271.40(0.13)
The Voice NBC7:00PM2,872,0003,326,000(454,000)0.620.78(0.16)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM2,263,0002,450,000(187,000)1.021.16(0.14)
American DadFox7:30PM2,794,0002,700,00094,0001.401.370.03
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM9,512,0008,705,000807,0001.981.850.13820P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,644,0006,911,000(267,000)2.132.110.02
American Dream BuildersNBC8:00PM3,105,0003,603,000(498,000)0.790.88(0.09)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,912,0003,983,000(71,000)1.861.90(0.04)
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,168,0004,379,000(211,000)2.132.24(0.11)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,959,0009,123,0001,836,0001.771.370.40920P
ResurrectionABC9:00PM8,395,0009,511,000(1,116,000)2.352.55(0.20)
BelieveNBC9:00PM4,888,0005,129,000(241,000)1.121.20(0.08)
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,911,0004,246,000(335,000)1.501.70(0.20)
The MentalistCBS10:00PM8,721,0008,023,000698,0001.451.270.181020P
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,251,0005,660,000(409,000)1.401.54(0.14)
CrisisNBC10:00PM4,343,0005,135,000(792,000)1.051.29(0.24)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PM13,128,0009,036,0004,092,0005.373.491.88FINALE, 8-9P vs. 8-830P
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,096,00014,648,000(552,000)2.292.30(0.01)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,277,00012,847,000(570,000)3.453.70(0.25)8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM5,716,0005,817,000(101,000)1.491.410.08
Star CrossedCW8:00PM1,043,000879,000164,0000.380.310.07
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PM
7,397,000(7,397,000)
2.33(2.33)preempted
Friends w/Better LivesCBS9:00PM7,628,0007,831,000(203,000)2.582.040.54Premiere vs. Mike & Molly
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,167,0004,067,000100,0001.421.380.04
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,104,000784,000320,0000.460.310.15
MomCBS9:30PM7,272,0007,351,000(79,000)2.231.900.33
IntellgenceCBS10:00PM5,503,0004,992,000511,0001.201.130.07Finale
CastleABC10:00PM7,499,0009,777,000(2,278,000)1.071.76(0.69)REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM11,389,00010,799,000590,0002.772.82(0.05)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,159,00017,520,000(361,000)2.362.53(0.17)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,711,0002,899,0002,812,0001.960.771.19vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,928,00012,445,000(517,000)3.073.36(0.29)
GleeFox8:00PM2,586,0002,684,000(98,000)0.911.08(0.17)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM620,0001,565,000(945,000)0.240.54(0.30)REPEAT vs. The 100(R)
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM15,306,00015,543,000(237,000)2.392.44(0.05)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,668,0003,015,0001,653,0001.520.880.64vs. REPEAT
About a BoyNBC9:00PM7,168,0007,414,000(246,000)2.041.970.07
Mindy ProjectFox9:00PM1,880,0002,493,000(613,000)0.961.24(0.28)vs. New Girl
The 100CW9:00PM964,0002,254,000(1,290,000)0.341.01(0.67)REPEAT vs. Supernatural
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM3,039,0002,246,000793,0001.010.680.33vs. REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,958,0006,245,000(287,000)1.641.68(0.04)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,868,0002,590,000(722,000)0.971.26(0.29)vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM11,453,00012,226,000(773,000)1.912.00(0.09)
ResurrectionABC10:00PM2,663,0002,061,000602,0000.740.650.09REPEAT vs. Mind Games
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM4,242,0003,891,000351,0000.940.96(0.02)REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,476,0009,848,000(372,000)2.272.32(0.05)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,199,0007,284,000(85,000)2.001.930.07
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM5,373,0005,245,000128,0001.731.490.24
RevolutionNBC8:00PM4,402,0003,707,000695,0001.290.800.49vs. South Pole spcl
American IdolFox8:00PM8,889,0009,328,000(439,000)2.082.16(0.08)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,325,0002,624,000(299,000)0.790.90(0.11)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,469,0007,189,0003,280,0002.561.421.14vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,999,00010,090,000(1,091,000)3.293.65(0.36)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,899,0003,507,0002,392,0001.720.850.87vs. REPEAT
MixologyABC9:30PM4,334,0004,851,000(517,000)1.581.65(0.07)
The 100CW9:00PM1,900,0002,275,000(375,000)0.620.74(0.12)
CSICBS10:00PM9,771,0007,415,0002,356,0001.841.220.62vs. REPEAT
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,178,0005,190,000(12,000)1.501.290.21
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,745,0003,817,0001,928,0001.620.870.75vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
7,109,000(7,109,000)
2.05(2.05)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM17,732,000
17,732,0004.94
4.94
Once: WonderlandABC8:00PM3,385,0003,349,00036,0000.910.96(0.05)Finale
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM
4,283,000(4,283,000)
1.15(1.15)
CommunityNBC8:00PM2,499,000
2,499,0000.88
0.88
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,992,0005,391,000(399,000)1.751.86(0.11)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM804,0001,732,000(928,000)0.260.79(0.53)REPEAT
The MillersCBS8:30PM11,345,000
11,345,0002.82
2.82
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,674,000
2,674,0001.13
1.13
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,235,000
9,235,0002.51
2.51
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,285,0008,421,000(136,000)2.652.610.04
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM3,118,0003,691,000(573,000)1.091.14(0.05)vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox9:00PM7,721,0007,980,000(259,000)1.711.88(0.17)
ReignCW9:00PM888,0001,399,000(511,000)0.270.55(0.28)REPEAT
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM
7,234,000(7,234,000)
2.61(2.61)
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PM6,529,000
6,529,0001.71
1.71
Surviving JackFox9:30PM4,526,0005,148,000(622,000)1.201.28(0.08)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,833,000
7,833,0001.53
1.53
ScandalABC10:00PM9,129,0009,015,000114,0002.903.13(0.23)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM3,763,0004,398,000(635,000)1.241.39(0.15)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
8,319,000(8,319,000)
2.32(2.32)
UnforgettableCBS8:00PM7,497,000
7,497,0001.00
1.00Premiere
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,173,0006,472,000(299,000)1.301.36(0.06)
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,150,0008,039,000(1,889,000)1.201.45(0.25)8-9P vs. 8-10P
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM1,933,0001,831,000102,0000.700.370.33REPEAT vs. Rake
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,535,0001,738,000(203,000)0.400.54(0.14)
The NeighborsABC8:30PM3,941,0004,170,000(229,000)0.901.05(0.15)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,374,0001,696,000(322,000)0.400.49(0.09)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,522,000
9,522,0001.30
1.30
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,191,0005,259,0001,932,0001.901.260.64vs. REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,883,000
4,883,0001.30
1.30
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM766,000939,000(173,000)0.300.33(0.03)
Raising HopeFox9:00PM1,612,0001,333,000279,0000.600.400.20vs.Enlisted
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM
10,089,000(10,089,000)
3.57(3.57)
Raising HopeFox9:30PM1,549,0001,532,00017,0000.600.500.10Finale
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,401,000
11,401,0001.50
1.50
20/20ABC10:00PM6,332,0007,271,000(939,000)1.501.360.14
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,324,0003,491,000(1,167,000)0.801.04(0.24)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CrimetimeCBS8:00PM2,490,000
2,490,0000.40
0.40REPEAT
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM
2,532,000(2,532,000)
0.55(0.55)
Agents of SHIELDABC8:00PM1,500,000
1,500,0000.30
0.30REPEAT
MixologyABC8:00PM
1,394,000(1,394,000)
0.28(0.28)
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,010,0004,808,000202,0000.900.800.108-10P
RakeFox8:00PM1,000,0001,417,000(417,000)0.200.36(0.16)vs. Almost Human(R)
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM
2,299,000(2,299,000)
0.53(0.53)REPEAT
MixologyABC8:30PM
1,082,000(1,082,000)
0.21(0.21)
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,120,0002,480,000640,0000.600.540.06vs. 48 Hours
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM2,270,0002,325,000(55,000)0.600.470.13
RakeFox9:00PM1,040,000982,00058,0000.200.28(0.08)vs. The Following®
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,510,0004,054,000456,0000.800.84(0.04)
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM3,200,0002,903,000297,0000.700.560.14
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,480,0002,576,000(96,000)0.700.72(0.02)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 28 (March 31-April 6) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon13,128,0005.378-9P finale
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu17,732,0004.94
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,999,0003.29
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu11,345,0002.82
Friends with Better LivesCBS9:00PMMon7,628,0002.58premiere
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,235,0002.51
MomCBS9:30PMMon7,272,0002.23
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,168,0002.13
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue7,168,0002.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,199,0002.00
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,912,0001.86
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed5,373,0001.73
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu6,529,0001.71
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,958,0001.64
MixologyABC9:30PMWed4,334,0001.58
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue4,668,0001.52
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,794,0001.40
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,173,0001.3
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu4,526,0001.20
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMThu2,674,0001.13
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun2,263,0001.02
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue3,039,0001.01
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,868,0000.97
The Mindy ProjectFox9:00PMTue1,880,0000.96
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri3,941,0000.9
CommunityNBC8:00PMThu2,499,0000.88
Raising HopeFox9:00PMFri1,612,0000.6
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri1,549,0000.6finale
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon

preempted
New GirlFox9:00PMTue

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

preempted
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue

completed
DadsFox8:00PMTue

completed
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

completed
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

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.