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+


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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