Sunday, May 04, 2014

Week 32 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did; Episodic Review: The Simpsons - "Brick Like Me" Airing Tonight on Fox

2013-14 Week 32 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.4/10 rating/share (+21% from first four nights Week 31); #2. ABC 4.9/8 (+7%); #3. NBC 4.8/8 (+20%); #4. Fox 3.1/5 (-9%); #5. The CW 1.1/2 (+10%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.00 million (+22% from first four nights Week 31); #2. NBC 7.71 million (+23%); #3. ABC 7.58 million (+7%); #4. Fox 5.12 million (-6%); #5. The CW 1.63 million (+4%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.1/6 rating/share (+24% from first four nights Week 31); #2. CBS 2.0/6 (+18%); #3. ABC 1.8/5 (+13%); #4. Fox 1.4/4 (-7%) #5. The CW 0.6/2 (even)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 31 (4/21/14-4/27/14) had ABC win the week in 18-49 again for the second straight week with a 1.5 rating, followed by CBS' 1.4, Fox's 1.4 and NBC's 1.3. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 7.96 million, beating ABC which did 6.39 million, NBC followed with 5.39 million, and Fox trailed with 4.77 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-4/27/14) 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 10.79 million, then NBC is second with 9.52, Fox is at 7.55 and ABC is at 7.54 as they are creeping in to catch Super Bowl-fueled Fox and should pass them by next week.

Back to week 32, 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 32 (April 28-May 4) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 27)(Week 31)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,435,0008,884,0001,551,000 1.341.080.26
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,755,0003,705,0003,050,000 1.630.960.67 vs. Charlie Brown Easter
American Dream BuildersNBC7:00PM2,573,0002,308,000265,000 0.590.540.05
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM2,262,0001,522,000740,000 1.050.640.41
American DadFox7:30PM2,403,0001,485,000918,000 1.160.630.53 vs. REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM8,448,0007,651,000797,000 1.931.700.23
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM7,335,0005,946,0001,389,000 2.181.750.43
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,783,0003,696,0002,087,000 1.030.820.21
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,449,0002,182,0001,267,000 1.550.860.69 vs. REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,019,0002,688,0001,331,000 2.061.150.91 vs. REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,330,0009,147,000183,000 1.301.33(0.03)
Hallmark Movie: In My DreamsABC9:00PM
4,786,000(4,786,000)
0.99(0.99)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM7,849,000
7,849,000 1.92
1.92
BelieveNBC9:00PM4,511,0004,539,000(28,000)1.051.13(0.08)
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,658,0003,742,000(84,000)1.431.380.05
The MentalistCBS10:00PM8,630,0008,649,000(19,000)1.191.38(0.19)
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,185,000
5,185,000 1.26
1.26
CrisisNBC10:00PM4,015,0003,726,000289,000 0.970.880.09




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,764,0007,096,000668,000 2.282.140.14
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM15,880,00014,057,0001,823,000 2.572.170.40 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,579,00011,188,000391,000 2.993.00(0.01)8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM3,985,0005,966,000(1,981,000)0.921.48(0.56)REPEAT
Star CrossedCW8:00PM830,000814,00016,000 0.270.27-
Friends w/Better LivesCBS8:30PM6,113,0005,407,000706,000 1.921.710.21
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM7,598,0007,325,000273,000 2.181.890.29
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,810,0004,420,000390,000 1.521.380.14
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM931,000760,000171,000 0.350.250.10
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,247,0006,936,000(689,000)1.701.85(0.15)REPEAT
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM4,319,0004,382,000(63,000)0.830.93(0.10)REPEAT vs. NCISLA (R)
CastleABC10:00PM10,394,0009,764,000630,000 1.951.840.11
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM10,846,00011,243,000(397,000)2.662.85(0.19)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,253,00010,398,0006,855,000 2.521.231.29 vs. REPEAT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,946,0006,039,000(93,000)2.081.930.15
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,176,00011,288,000(112,000)2.752.77(0.02)
GleeFox8:00PM2,414,0002,448,000(34,000)0.850.92(0.07)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,775,0001,500,000275,000 0.840.650.19
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM14,831,00010,181,0004,650,000 2.131.360.77 vs. REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,810,0003,117,0001,693,000 1.700.860.84 vs. REPEAT
About a BoyNBC9:00PM6,254,0006,860,000(606,000)1.621.88(0.26)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,203,0001,383,000820,000 1.080.600.48 vs. REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,034,0002,099,000(65,000)0.950.910.04
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM3,157,0002,223,000934,000 1.020.640.38 vs. REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,592,0005,830,000(238,000)1.441.47(0.03)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,203,0002,142,00061,000 1.111.040.07
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM11,309,0007,532,0003,777,000 1.901.090.81 vs. REPEAT
Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM2,824,0003,128,000(304,000)0.840.91(0.07)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,058,0004,175,0002,883,000 1.750.930.82 vs. REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,699,0009,433,000266,000 2.302.260.04
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,391,0007,191,000200,000 1.801.93(0.13)
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM5,510,0005,463,00047,000 1.461.65(0.19)
RevolutionNBC8:00PM4,323,0004,131,000192,000 1.300.920.38 vs. SVU (R)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,788,0009,020,000(232,000)1.862.10(0.24)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,313,0002,192,000121,000 0.800.690.11
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,304,0006,356,0003,948,000 2.181.161.02 vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,395,0009,591,000(1,196,000)2.853.49(0.64)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,202,0004,414,0001,788,000 1.821.090.73 vs. REPEAT
MixologyABC9:30PM3,779,0004,317,000(538,000)1.281.53(0.25)
The 100CW9:00PM1,884,0001,968,000(84,000)0.590.580.01
CSICBS10:00PM9,951,0007,064,0002,887,000 1.731.230.50 vs. REPEAT
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,622,0004,332,000290,000 1.201.040.16 vs. On the Record
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,280,0003,635,0003,645,000 1.890.891.00 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,074,00016,436,000(362,000)4.514.480.03
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM4,283,0002,790,0001,493,000 0.960.580.38 REPEAT vs. Kimmel (R)
iHeart Music AwardsNBC8:00PM5,477,000
5,477,000 1.66
1.66 8-11P
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM
2,710,000(2,710,000)
0.97(0.97)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,470,0004,924,000(454,000)1.621.70(0.08)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,843,0001,814,00029,000 0.780.760.02
The MillersCBS8:30PM9,426,0009,958,000(532,000)2.042.40(0.36)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM8,965,0009,347,000(382,000)2.082.47(0.39)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,809,0007,993,000816,000 2.602.330.27
SNL Prime: ShortsNBC9:00PM
2,466,000(2,466,000)
0.98(0.98)
American IdolFox9:00PM7,032,0007,681,000(649,000)1.511.81(0.30)
ReignCW9:00PM1,402,0001,353,00049,000 0.500.470.03
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PM6,472,0007,795,000(1,323,000)1.432.06(0.63)
Surviving JackFox9:30PM3,921,0003,892,00029,000 1.001.00-
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,787,0008,129,000(342,000)1.611.590.02
Black BoxABC10:00PM5,596,0006,872,000(1,276,000)1.331.50(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
UnforgettableCBS8:00PM7,575,0007,639,000(64,000)1.100.880.22
Swimming w/SharksABC8:00PM5,836,000
5,836,000 1.50
1.50 special
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,105,000(6,105,000)
1.38(1.38)
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,418,0005,714,000704,000 1.201.080.12
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM2,426,0002,838,000(412,000)0.901.01(0.11)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,194,0001,474,000(280,000)0.400.49(0.09)
Last Man StandingABC8:30PM
4,925,000(4,925,000)
0.98(0.98)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,009,0001,330,000(321,000)0.300.48(0.18)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,689,0009,264,000(575,000)1.201.26(0.06)
Shark TankABC9:00PM8,084,0007,115,000969,000 2.201.760.44
GrimmNBC9:00PM5,198,0004,929,000269,000 1.401.190.21
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM674,000750,000(76,000)0.200.28(0.08)
Kitchen NightmaresFox9:00PM2,551,0003,152,000(601,000)0.801.24(0.44)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,378,00011,053,000325,000 1.501.360.14
20/20ABC10:00PM6,980,0005,888,0001,092,000 1.701.410.29
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,758,0002,448,000310,000 1.100.870.23










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM2,003,0002,535,000(532,000)0.400.51(0.11)REPEAT
ABC Movie: TransformersABC8:00PM2,407,0003,222,000(815,000)0.700.91(0.21)8-11P vs. 8-10P
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,408,0005,237,000171,000 0.800.93(0.13)8-10P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,117,000
1,117,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NASCARFox8:00PM
5,573,000(5,573,000)
1.25(1.25)
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM1,817,0002,001,000(184,000)0.400.43(0.03)REPEAT
24: LAD SpecialFox8:00PM1,054,000
1,054,000 0.30
0.30 special
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM2,297,0003,708,000(1,411,000)0.300.48(0.18)REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM

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The FollowingFox9:00PM660,000
660,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,994,0005,564,000(570,000)0.800.92(0.12)
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM
3,153,000(3,153,000)
0.62(0.62)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,721,0002,723,000(2,000)0.800.86(0.06)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 32 (April 28-May 4) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,074,0004.51
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,395,0002.85
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,764,0002.28
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon7,598,0002.18
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu8,965,0002.08
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,019,0002.06
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu9,426,0002.04
Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon6,113,0001.92
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,391,0001.80
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon6,247,0001.70REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue4,810,0001.70
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue6,254,0001.62
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,449,0001.55
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed5,510,0001.46
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,592,0001.44
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PMThu6,472,0001.43
MixologyABC9:30PMWed3,779,0001.28
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,403,0001.16
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,203,0001.11
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,203,0001.08
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun2,262,0001.05
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue3,157,0001.02
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu3,921,0001.00
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,003,0000.4REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSat1,117,0000.4REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat1,817,0000.4REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThu

completed
CommunityNBC8:00PMThu

completed
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu

completed
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


On the next...The Simpsons (Fox, Sun 8:00pm):
By: Skees

Few would have imagined when The Simpsons began all the way back in 1989 that it would still be on the air in 2014, 550 episodes later... but now, the series has approached that milestone. Like many milestones for the series, the producers have decided to do something special for this milestone, and this time, they've decided to put the series in LEGO form, in "Brick Like Me," airing Sunday at 8 PM ET/PT on Fox.

The episode starts off a little bit different from usual. Everything begins in Homer and Marge's bedroom with the lights off... but when the lights come on, things look a whole lot different, at least to the fans: Homer and Marge are now block lifeforms. At the breakfast table, Bart points out that something looks different, but it isn't that they are blocks, but rather that Homer is wearing a tie. As the episode progresses, Homer buys Lisa a Pretty Patty's Princess Shop play set from the comic book store. But upon buying this, things start to get a little weird. At first, he has these strange flashbacks to an alternate universe where he helps Lisa put the play set together, but everything looks different. It gets even worse when he looks in the mirror and starts seeing a meaty and fleshy version of himself, as opposed to a hard plastic version. As things continue to get even stranger, Homer is out to find out answers about who he is and where he is, and how he got there.

I really did enjoy the creative premise for the episode. The Simpsons in LEGO form is a fun idea to work with, to be certain. And you have to give a lot of credit to the work done for the animation in this episode, as it is nothing at all like we're used to with the series. Unfortunately, though, I felt that everything in the episode was just a bit too contrived. It felt like the whole idea of a LEGO episode was the main idea behind it, and that there was little effort into putting a story behind it all. In fact, in watching the episode, it was sometimes hard to even remember what the main plot was supposed to be. I felt like the episode probably would have been better as one of the segments on a Treehouse of Horror episode, since there probably was enough of a story to last for 6 or 7 minutes, but as a 22 minute episodes, it falls flat rather quickly. It's a shame that the 550th episode milestone couldn't have been something more impressive. Still, there is no denying that it is fun to watch the series in this alternate style, but a good episode needs a story as well. C+


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
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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.

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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.