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+


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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.

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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.