Sunday, February 15, 2015

Week 21 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 21 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.78/11 rating/share (+1% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. ABC 4.69/8 (-1%); #3. Fox 4.05/7 (-1%); #4. NBC 3.30/6 (-12%); #5. The CW 1.16/2 (-3%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.82 million (even from first four nights week 20); #2. ABC 7.178 million (-2%); #3. Fox 6.651 million (-1%); #4. NBC 5.052 million (-14%); #5. The CW 1.846 million (-5%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 2.13/7 rating/share (+1% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. Fox 2.08/7 (-4%); #3. CBS 1.93/6 (-2%); #4. NBC 1.20/4 (-16%) #5. The CW 0.75/2 (-3%)

We have the final ratings for Week 20 (2/2/15-2/8/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS  obviously won the week with a 2.58 rating, thanks to the Grammys. ABC followed with a distant 1.65 rating. Then we had Fox at 1.51, while NBC trailed with a 1.19.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first as well with 11.974 million, followed by ABC with 6.021 million, then it was NBC's 5.066 million and Fox trailed with 4.540 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-2/12/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.38 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.96, Fox is third with a 1.71 and ABC with a 1.61.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.912 million, then NBC with 8.363 million, ABC is next with 6.312 million and Fox with 5.307 million.

Back to week 21 (Feb. 9-15), 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 21 (Feb. 9-15) Analysis

Last Sunday (Feb. 8)(Week 20)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL Super BowlNBC6:31PM
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,675,0002,778,0006,897,000 1.450.321.13 vs. REPEAT
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,617,0002,389,0004,228,000 1.400.440.96 vs. REPEAT
5,708,000 0.94
MulaneyFox7:00PM1,232,000951,000281,000 0.460.340.12 vs. Bob's (R)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,584,0001,311,000273,000 0.700.470.23 REPEAT
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM24,824,000
24,824,000 8.32
8.32 8-1139P
Hunger GamesABC8:00PM3,491,000
3,491,000 1.06
1.06 8-11P
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM
American Ninja WarriorNBC8:00PM2,358,000
2,358,000 0.64
0.64 REPEAT 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,782,0001,695,0001,087,000 1.230.620.61 vs. REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,585,000995,0001,590,000 1.190.350.84 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,813,0001,210,0001,603,000 1.390.520.87 vs. REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM1,936,0001,224,000712,000 0.970.530.44 vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS10:00PM
Shark TankABC10:00PM
NFL Super Bowl PostNBC10:10PM


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM9,126,0009,307,000(181,000)2.312.37(0.06)
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,705,0008,454,000251,000 2.702.520.18 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM4,614,0006,979,000(2,365,000)1.242.08(0.84)REPEAT vs. 8-10P
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,223,0001,471,000(248,000)0.530.65(0.12)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM9,319,0009,866,000(547,000)2.192.22(0.03)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,858,0008,414,0003,444,000 2.251.490.76 vs. REPEAT
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM4,979,0006,979,000(2,000,000)1.422.08(0.66)vs. 8-10P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,871,0004,377,000(506,000)1.221.41(0.19)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,337,0001,244,00093,000 0.560.500.06
NCIS LACBS10:00PM10,352,0009,784,000568,000 1.681.68-
CastleABC10:00PM7,426,0007,406,00020,000 1.591.380.21
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM4,037,0004,726,000(689,000)1.011.11(0.10)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,766,00018,643,000123,000 2.862.640.22
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM6,048,000
6,048,000 1.69
1.69 TP Premiere
Shark TankABC8:00PM
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM3,064,0003,446,000(382,000)1.071.21(0.14)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM4,570,0004,963,000(393,000)1.381.62(0.24)
FlashCW8:00PM3,660,0003,603,00057,000 1.481.340.14
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM5,862,000
5,862,000 1.85
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,467,0001,872,000595,000 1.040.690.35 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM16,193,00016,516,000(323,000)2.302.220.08
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM4,247,0004,199,00048,000 1.361.310.05
Marry MeNBC9:00PM2,176,0002,143,00033,000 0.830.770.06
New GirlFox9:00PM2,712,0002,956,000(244,000)1.281.36(0.08)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM2,698,0002,861,000(163,000)0.850.92(0.07)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,331,0002,225,000106,000 0.981.05(0.07)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,530,0009,282,000248,000 1.561.430.13
ForeverABC10:00PM4,621,0004,395,000226,000 1.100.920.18
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,289,0006,521,000(232,000)1.421.62(0.20)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MentalistCBS8:00PM9,099,0008,971,000128,000 1.441.190.25
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,821,0008,261,000(440,000)2.062.25(0.19)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM5,819,0006,365,000(546,000)1.020.990.03
American IdolFox8:00PM10,663,00011,209,000(546,000)2.783.09(0.31)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,868,0007,941,000(1,073,000)2.212.51(0.30)vs. Fresh/Boat
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,892,00010,478,000(586,000)1.942.02(0.08)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,769,0009,866,000(97,000)3.263.39(0.13)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,121,0006,204,000(83,000)1.391.340.05
EmpireFox9:00PM11,963,00011,471,000492,000 4.784.620.16
The HundredCW9:00PM1,361,0001,514,000(153,000)0.500.53(0.03)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,829,0007,472,000(643,000)2.092.33(0.24)vs. Fresh/Boat
StalkerCBS10:00PM7,642,0007,348,000294,000 1.411.280.13
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,184,0005,053,000131,000 1.391.270.12
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,578,0007,580,000(1,002,000)1.381.62(0.24)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM11,352,00017,090,000(5,738,000)2.114.59(2.48)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,809,0007,977,000(168,000)
SlapNBC8:00PM5,131,0005,127,0004,000 PREMIERE vs. Blacklist(R)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,624,0009,650,000(26,000)2.312.43(0.12)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,515,0001,615,000(100,000)0.710.75(0.04)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,332,0009,387,000(55,000)2.122.28(0.16)
BackstromFox9:00PM4,392,0003,642,000750,000 1.240.980.26
ReignCW9:00PM1,026,000966,00060,000 0.380.360.02
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,798,0008,255,000(457,000)1.751.96(0.21)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,908,0007,867,00041,000 1.421.46(0.04)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM8,445,0008,344,000101,000 2.712.72(0.01)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,502,0007,838,000664,000 1.201.29(0.09)
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM4,535,000
4,535,000 1.00
1.00 8-9P
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
ConstantineNBC8:00PM3,131,0002,958,000173,000 0.800.81(0.01)FINALE
World's Funniest FallsFox8:00PM2,402,0002,726,000(324,000)0.800.790.01
CW MovieCW8:00PM745,000
745,000 0.20
0.20 8-10P
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,537,00010,075,000(538,000)1.101.29(0.19)
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,667,0007,682,000(15,000)1.801.97(0.17)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,713,0004,674,00039,000 1.101.16(0.06)
GleeFox9:00PM1,845,0001,579,000266,000 0.600.540.06
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM
Masters of IllusionCW9:30PM
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,255,00011,320,000(65,000)1.301.30-
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,536,0004,527,0009,000 1.001.06(0.06)

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,739,0005,033,000(294,000)0.500.450.05 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,366,0002,678,000(312,000)0.600.76(0.16)8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM5,563,0005,841,000(278,000)0.801.11(0.31)8-10P
NASCAR DaytonaFox8:00PM4,664,000
4,664,000 1.00
1.00 8-10P
Red Band SocietyFox8:00PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,667,0005,055,000(1,388,000)0.400.55(0.15)REPEAT
Red Band SocietyFox9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,507,0006,639,000(1,132,000)0.701.07(0.37)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM


SNL(R) NBC10:00PM5,115,0004,096,0001,019,000 1.301.010.29 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 21 (Feb. 9-15) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,769,0003.26
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon9,126,0002.31
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,868,0002.21
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon9,319,0002.19
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,332,0002.12
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu11,352,0002.11REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,821,0002.06
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue5,862,0001.85
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu7,798,0001.75REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue6,048,0001.69TP Prem
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,813,0001.39
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,712,0001.28
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,782,0001.23
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,585,0001.19
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMTue3,064,0001.07
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMTue2,467,0001.04
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,331,0000.98
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun1,936,0000.97
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue2,698,0000.85
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue2,176,0000.83
Animation DominationFox7:30PMSun1,584,0000.70REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri


Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun

The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu


Mike & MollyCBS10:39PMTue


Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

premieres 3/1
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

premieres 2/19
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 3/17
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

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, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.