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

Thursday, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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