Sunday, May 11, 2014

NBC Upfront 2014-15: Fall 2014 Schedule; Week 33 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did


NBC 2014-15

Fall 2014


Mondays
8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM The Blacklist / State of Affairs (Nov. 17, NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM Marry Me (NEW!)
9:30PM About A Boy
10:00PM Chicago Fire

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Mysteries of Laura (NEW!)
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Chicago P.D.

Thursdays
8:00PM The Biggest Loser
9:00PM Bad Judge (NEW!) / The Blacklist (Feb. 5)
9:30PM A to Z (NEW!)
10:00PM Parenthood / Allegiance (February, NEW!)

Fridays
8:00PM Dateline
9:00PM Grimm
10:00PM Constantine (NEW!)

Saturdays
8:00PM Repeats

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:20PM Sunday Night Football (event series A.D. to begin on Easter Sunday on April 5, NEW!)

unscheduled, Mid-Season 2015:
DRAMA: Odyssey, Hannibal and event series: Emerald City, Aquarius and Heroes Reborn
COMEDY: Mission Control, Mr. Robinson, One Big Happy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the final season of Parks and Recreation.
REALITY: American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent, Celebrity Apprentice, and Hollywood Game Night

Notes: NBC has the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 and it will air The Blacklist immediately after the Super Bowl to promote its move to Thursdays at 9 beginning Feb. 5

Discuss NBC's 2014-15 line-up and also you can view complete program information.


2013-14 Week 33 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.1/10 rating/share (-5% from first four nights Week 32); #2. ABC 4.4/7 (-10%); #3. NBC 4.3/7 (-10%); #4. Fox 3.6/6 (+16%); #5. The CW 1.0/2 (-9%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.38 million (-6% from first four nights Week 32); #2. NBC 6.65 million (-14%); #3. ABC 6.62 million (-13%); #4. Fox 5.82 million (+14%); #5. The CW 1.47 million (-10%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.9/6 rating/share (-6% from first four nights Week 32); #2. NBC 1.8/5 (-14%); #3. Fox 1.7/5 (+21%); #4. ABC 1.5/5 (-17%) #5. The CW 0.6/2 (even)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 32 (4/28/14-5/4/14) had ABC win the week in 18-49 again for the third straight week with a 1.6 rating, followed closely by CBS' 1.6 (less 18-49 viewers than ABC), NBC's 1.5 and Fox's 1.3. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 8.78 million, beating ABC which did 6.64 million, NBC followed with 6.14 million, and Fox trailed with 3.9 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-5/4/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 2.8, over Fox's Super Bowl-fueled 2.5, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.78 million, then NBC is second with 9.44, ABC is now third at 7.54 and Fox has dropped to fourth at 7.47 even with the Super Bowl.

Back to week 33 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 33 (May 5-11) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 4)(Week 32)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,484,00010,435,000 49,000 1.031.34 (0.31)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,296,0006,755,000 (459,000)1.631.63 -
American Dream BuildersNBC7:00PM2,167,0002,573,000 (406,000)0.480.59 (0.11)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM2,230,0002,262,000 (32,000)1.111.05 0.06
American DadFox7:30PM2,511,0002,403,000 108,000 1.261.16 0.10
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM8,087,0008,448,000 (361,000)1.691.93 (0.24)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,862,0007,335,000 (473,000)2.092.18 (0.09)
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,621,0005,783,000 (162,000)1.061.03 0.03
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM4,386,0003,449,000 937,000 1.971.55 0.42
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,401,0004,019,000 382,000 2.252.06 0.19
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,988,0009,330,000 (342,000)1.141.30 (0.16)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM8,155,0007,849,000 306,000 2.081.92 0.16 FINALE
BelieveNBC9:00PM4,329,0004,511,000 (182,000)0.971.05 (0.08)
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM4,080,0003,658,000 422,000 1.621.43 0.19
The MentalistCBS10:00PM8,423,0008,630,000 (207,000)1.171.19 (0.02)
Revenge ABC10:00PM4,981,0005,185,000 (204,000)1.291.26 0.03
CrisisNBC10:00PM3,610,0004,015,000 (405,000)0.970.97 -




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,492,0007,764,000 (1,272,000)1.982.28 (0.30)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM13,117,00015,880,000 (2,763,000)1.912.57 (0.66)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,002,00011,579,000 (577,000)3.022.99 0.03 8-10P
24: Live Another DayFox8:00PM8,077,000
8,077,000 2.56
2.56 premiere, 8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM
3,985,000 (3,985,000)
0.92 (0.92)
Star CrossedCW8:00PM871,000830,000 41,000 0.320.27 0.05
Friends w/Better LivesCBS8:30PM4,924,0006,113,000 (1,189,000)1.601.92 (0.32)
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM6,541,0007,598,000 (1,057,000)1.742.18 (0.44)
The FollowingFox9:00PM
4,810,000 (4,810,000)
1.52 (1.52)
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,010,000931,000 79,000 0.390.35 0.04
MomCBS9:30PM4,703,0006,247,000 (1,544,000)1.201.70 (0.50)REPEAT vs. Big Bang (R)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM3,793,0004,319,000 (526,000)0.730.83 (0.10)REPEAT vs.Person of Int (R)
CastleABC10:00PM9,002,00010,394,000 (1,392,000)1.641.95 (0.31)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM10,466,00010,846,000 (380,000)2.652.66 (0.01)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,883,00017,253,000 (1,370,000)2.302.52 (0.22)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,372,0005,946,000 (574,000)1.942.08 (0.14)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,720,00011,176,000 (456,000)2.502.75 (0.25)
GleeFox8:00PM2,105,0002,414,000 (309,000)0.810.85 (0.04)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,439,0001,775,000 (336,000)0.630.84 (0.21)
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM14,108,00014,831,000 (723,000)2.202.13 0.07
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,154,0004,810,000 (656,000)1.311.70 (0.39)
About a BoyNBC9:00PM6,044,0006,254,000 (210,000)1.471.62 (0.15)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,396,0002,203,000 193,000 1.221.08 0.14
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,592,0002,034,000 (442,000)0.790.95 (0.16)
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM2,480,0003,157,000 (677,000)0.731.02 (0.29)
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,051,0005,592,000 (541,000)1.181.44 (0.26)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,484,0002,203,000 281,000 1.301.11 0.19
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM10,499,00011,309,000 (810,000)1.741.90 (0.16)
Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM2,848,0002,824,000 24,000 0.930.84 0.09
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,924,0007,058,000 (134,000)1.861.75 0.11










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,906,0009,699,000 207,000 2.452.30 0.15
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,649,0007,391,000 (742,000)1.591.80 (0.21)
RevolutionNBC8:00PM3,775,0004,323,000 (548,000)1.151.30 (0.15)
American IdolFox8:00PM7,969,0008,788,000 (819,000)1.761.86 (0.10)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,331,0002,313,000 18,000 0.780.80 (0.02)
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM4,994,0005,510,000 (516,000)1.341.46 (0.12)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,523,00010,304,000 219,000 2.352.18 0.17
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,554,0008,395,000 159,000 2.882.85 0.03
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,344,0006,202,000 (858,000)1.471.82 (0.35)
MixologyABC9:30PM3,839,0003,779,000 60,000 1.311.28 0.03
The 100CW9:00PM1,642,0001,884,000 (242,000)0.550.59 (0.04)
CSICBS10:00PM10,008,0009,951,000 57,000 1.871.73 0.14
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,698,0004,622,000 76,000 1.191.20 (0.01)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,393,0007,280,000 (1,887,000)1.381.89 (0.51)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,420,00016,074,000 (1,654,000)3.794.51 (0.72)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM3,191,0004,283,000 (1,092,000)0.700.96 (0.26)REPEAT
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM3,176,000
3,176,000 0.93
0.93
iHeart Music AwardsNBC8:00PM
5,477,000 (5,477,000)
1.66 (1.66)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,300,0004,470,000 (170,000)1.531.62 (0.09)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,502,0001,843,000 (341,000)0.670.78 (0.11)
The MillersCBS8:30PM8,963,0009,426,000 (463,000)1.952.04 (0.09)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM8,350,0008,965,000 (615,000)2.062.08 (0.02)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM7,948,0008,809,000 (861,000)2.462.60 (0.14)
American Comedy AwardsNBC9:00PM3,145,000
3,145,000 0.96
0.96 9-11P
American IdolFox9:00PM7,181,0007,032,000 149,000 1.611.51 0.10
ReignCW9:00PM1,341,0001,402,000 (61,000)0.490.50 (0.01)
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PM5,726,0006,472,000 (746,000)1.311.43 (0.12)
Surviving JackFox9:30PM4,000,0003,921,000 79,000 1.181.00 0.18
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,542,0007,787,000 (245,000)1.461.61 (0.15)
Black BoxABC10:00PM4,644,0005,596,000 (952,000)1.161.33 (0.17)
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM

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Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
UnforgettableCBS8:00PM7,290,0007,589,000 (299,000)
1.05 (1.05)FINALE
Shark TankABC8:00PM4,441,0006,016,000 (1,575,000)1.001.50 (0.50)REPEAT vs. Swimming w/Sharks
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,733,0005,964,000 (231,000)1.201.08 0.12
24: Live Another DayFox8:00PM1,340,0002,434,000 (1,094,000)0.300.87 (0.57)REPEAT vs. Kitchen Nightmares
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,121,0001,165,000 (44,000)0.600.42 0.18
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,273,000989,000 284,000 0.500.34 0.16 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,087,0008,773,000 314,000 1.301.21 0.09 FINALE
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,165,0008,327,000 (1,162,000)1.902.26 (0.36)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,838,0004,925,000 (87,000)1.301.27 0.03
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM847,000663,000 184,000 0.300.21 0.09
24: Live Another DayFox9:00PM1,384,0002,562,000 (1,178,000)0.300.84 (0.54)REPEAT vs. Kitchen Nightmares
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,499,00011,589,000 (90,000)1.401.49 (0.09)FINALE
20/20ABC10:00PM6,188,0007,133,000 (945,000)1.501.75 (0.25)
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,124,0002,283,000 (159,000)0.800.92 (0.12)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM2,290,0001,963,000 327,000 0.400.40 - REPEAT
NBA PlayoffaABC8:00PM4,690,0002,437,000 2,253,000 1.700.71 0.99 8-11P vs. ABC Movie
DatelineNBC8:00PM3,910,0005,474,000 (1,564,000)0.700.79 (0.09)8-10P
NASCARFox8:00PM5,150,000
5,150,000 1.10
1.10 8-10P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
1,079,000 (1,079,000)
0.38 (0.38)
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM2,140,0001,785,000 355,000 0.400.44 (0.04)REPEAT
24: LAD SpecialFox8:00PM
979,000 (979,000)
0.30 (0.30)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM2,520,0002,303,000 217,000 0.500.33 0.17 vs. Crimetime
The FollowingFox9:00PM
663,000 (663,000)
0.23 (0.23)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,970,0005,099,000 (129,000)0.900.76 0.14
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,880,0002,597,000 283,000 0.800.77 0.03 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 33 (May 5-11) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,420,0003.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,554,0002.88
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,401,0002.25
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu8,350,0002.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon6,492,0001.98
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun4,386,0001.97
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu8,963,0001.95
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon6,541,0001.74
Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon4,924,0001.60canceled
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,649,0001.59
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue6,044,0001.47
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed4,994,0001.34canceled
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue4,154,0001.31
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PMThu5,726,0001.31canceled
MixologyABC9:30PMWed3,839,0001.31canceled
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,484,0001.30
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,511,0001.26
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,396,0001.22
MomCBS9:30PMMon4,703,0001.20REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,051,0001.18canceled
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu4,000,0001.18canceled
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun2,230,0001.11
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue2,480,0000.73canceled
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,290,0000.4REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat2,140,0000.4REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThu

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue

completed
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon

ended
DadsFox8:00PMTue

canceled
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

canceled
CommunityNBC8:00PMThu

canceled
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri

canceled
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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Thursday, April 27

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.