Sunday, March 08, 2015

Week 24 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 24 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.82/10 rating/share (-6% in rating from first four nights week 23); #2. NBC 5.81/10 (+10%); #3. ABC 4.41/7 (-4%); #4. Fox 4.13/7 (-1%); #5. The CW 0.64/1 (-26%)
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 9.445 million (+9% from first four nights week 23); #2. CBS 9.415 million (-7%); #3. ABC 6.834 million (-4%); #4. Fox 6.727 million (-3%); #5. The CW 0.978 million (-28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.36/7 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 23); #2. Fox 2.14/7 (-3%); #3. ABC 1.99/6 (-5%); #4. CBS 1.77/5 (-13%) #5. The CW 0.30/1 (-27%)

We have the final ratings for Week 23 (2/23/15-3/115 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC and Fox won the week with a 1.67 rating each. Then we had NBC at 1.61, while CBS trailed with a 1.57.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 9.173 million, followed by NBC with 6.441 million, then it was ABC's 6.079 million and Fox trailed with 5.020 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-3/5/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.31 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.90, Fox is third with a 1.69 and ABC creeping up with a 1.67.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.775 million, then NBC with 8.206 million, ABC is next with 6.472 million and Fox with 5.248 million.

Back to week 24 (Mar. 2-8), 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 24 (Mar 2-8) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 1)(Week 23)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM13,553,0006,375,000 7,178,000 1.600.78 0.82
Once Upon a Time SpecialABC7:00PM4,453,000
4,453,000 1.29
1.29
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:00PM
12,940,000 (12,940,000)
2.69 (2.69)
The VoiceNBC7:00PM5,198,000
5,198,000 1.18
1.18 REPEAT 7-9P
Dateline ClassicNBC7:00PM
5,395,000 (5,395,000)
0.88 (0.88)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM2,553,0002,010,000 543,000 0.990.75 0.24 REPEAT vs. Bobs(R)
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:30PM
16,927,000 (16,927,000)
4.07 (4.07)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM3,032,0002,224,000 808,000 1.370.98 0.39 vs. Simpsons(R)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM11,645,000
11,645,000 1.33
1.33
CBS MovieCBS8:00PM
3,233,000 (3,233,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,656,000
6,656,000 2.20
2.20
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC8:00PM
23,815,000 (23,815,000)
6.35 (6.35)
Chicago FireNBC8:00PM
2,396,000 (2,396,000)
0.44 (0.44)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,928,0002,933,000 995,000 1.801.24 0.56 vs. REPEAT
Oscars 2015ABC8:30PM
37,257,000 (37,257,000)
10.98 (10.98)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,610,0001,739,000 1,871,000 1.810.78 1.03 vs. REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,086,000
9,086,000 1.10
1.10
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM6,060,000
6,060,000 1.53
1.53 PREMIERE 9-11P
Dateline SundayNBC9:00PM3,875,000
3,875,000 0.85
0.85 9-11P
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
2,436,000 (2,436,000)
0.53 (0.53)
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM5,748,000
5,748,000 2.35
2.35 PREMIERE 9-10P
Family GuyFox9:00PM
1,939,000 (1,939,000)
0.85 (0.85)
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM
1,930,000 (1,930,000)
0.87 (0.87)
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM7,922,000
7,922,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
RevengeABC10:00PM

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Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM
2,783,000 (2,783,000)
0.65 (0.65)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,778,0008,466,000 312,000 1.862.09 (0.23)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,147,0008,973,000 (826,000)2.382.61 (0.23)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM14,674,00013,968,000 706,000 3.944.06 (0.12)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM6,100,0006,528,000 (428,000)2.022.25 (0.23)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM669,000
669,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM
1,257,000 (1,257,000)
0.33 (0.33)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM9,648,0008,915,000 733,000 2.232.03 0.20
ScorpionCBS9:00PM7,556,00010,693,000 (3,137,000)1.372.11 (0.74)REPEAT
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,860,0004,352,000 508,000 1.581.43 0.15 PREMIERE vs. Sleepy
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM609,000
609,000 0.21
0.21 REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,079,0009,832,000 (2,753,000)1.221.63 (0.41)REPEAT
Secrets and LiesABC10:00PM4,155,0007,608,000 (3,453,000)0.981.62 (0.64)REPEAT vs. Castle
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM6,126,0005,523,000 603,000 1.371.47 (0.10)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,788,00017,383,000 (6,595,000)1.192.31 (1.12)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM6,022,0005,748,000 274,000 1.681.84 (0.16)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM15,535,00014,061,000 1,474,000 4.113.90 0.21 8-10P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,091,0004,826,000 (735,000)1.401.58 (0.18)PREMIERE vs. Masterchef
The FlashCW8:00PM1,475,0001,252,000 223,000 0.390.32 0.07 REPEAT vs. Commercials
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM4,062,2003,854,000 208,200 1.221.27 (0.05)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM9,012,00013,708,000 (4,696,000)1.051.89 (0.84)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,482,0004,024,000 458,000 1.581.32 0.26 vs. Agent Carter
Marry MeNBC9:00PM

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New GirlFox9:00PM2,526,0002,847,000 (321,000)1.271.35 (0.08)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM870,0001,039,000 (169,000)0.280.29 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Flash
About A BoyNBC9:30PM

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Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,129,0002,280,000 (151,000)0.991.09 (0.10)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM5,565,0009,633,000 (4,068,000)0.851.67 (0.82)REPEAT
ForeverABC10:00PM4,397,0004,656,000 (259,000)0.981.04 (0.06)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM9,066,0004,149,000 4,917,000 2.131.65 0.48 vs. Parks










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,770,00010,044,000 (274,000)2.272.39 (0.12)8-9P vs 8-930
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,199,0007,467,000 732,000 2.212.03 0.18
The Voice NBC8:00PM8,602,000
8,602,000 2.13
2.13 8-10P REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM
7,630,000 (7,630,000)
1.36 (1.36)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,885,00010,380,000 (1,495,000)2.142.72 (0.58)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,427,0003,071,000 (1,644,000)0.411.10 (0.69)REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,855,0007,635,000 220,000 2.482.54 (0.06)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,372,000
10,372,000 1.95
1.95
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,605,0009,324,000 281,000 3.413.44 (0.03)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
7,722,000 (7,722,000)
1.56 (1.56)
EmpireFox9:00PM14,331,00013,900,000 431,000 5.775.41 0.36
The HundredCW9:00PM1,494,0001,545,000 (51,000)0.480.48 -
Amazing RaceCBS9:30PM
6,163,000 (6,163,000)
1.48 (1.48)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,718,0006,626,000 92,000 2.262.25 0.01
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM10,462,000
10,462,000 1.78
1.78 PREMIERE
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,307,0004,861,000 446,000 1.441.34 0.10
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,814,0007,434,000 (2,620,000)1.061.53 (0.47)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,171,00016,671,000 1,500,000 4.824.54 0.28
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,090,0007,555,000 535,000 2.432.19 0.24
SlapNBC8:00PM3,915,0003,673,000 242,000 0.800.71 0.09
American IdolFox8:00PM9,410,0009,431,000 (21,000)2.182.17 0.01
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM674,000728,000 (54,000)0.210.25 (0.04)REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM12,362,00011,080,000 1,282,000 2.972.78 0.19
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM10,535,0009,040,000 1,495,000 2.402.21 0.19 REPEAT
ScandalABC9:00PM9,572,000
9,572,000 3.02
3.02
How To Get Away w/MurderABC9:00PM
8,986,000 (8,986,000)
2.84 (2.84)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM8,233,0008,010,000 223,000 1.781.86 (0.08)
BackstromFox9:00PM3,898,0003,805,000 93,000 0.990.95 0.04
SupernaturalCW9:00PM604,000677,000 (73,000)0.170.21 (0.04)REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PM9,668,0008,302,000 1,366,000 2.232.10 0.13
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,672,0004,068,000 3,604,000 1.290.99 0.30 vs. Victoria's Secret
American CrimeABC10:00PM8,370,000
8,370,000 2.04
2.04 PREMIERE
AllegianceNBC10:00PM3,275,0003,525,000 (250,000)0.790.77 0.02










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,158,0006,149,000 9,000 1.201.13 0.07
Shark TankABC8:00PM8,200,000
8,200,000 1.90
1.90
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
7,347,000 (7,347,000)
1.38 (1.38)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,180,0002,916,000 1,264,000 0.600.51 0.09 REPEAT vs. Night Shift(R)
World's Funniest FallsFox8:00PM2,761,0002,814,000 (53,000)0.800.85 (0.05)
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,121,0001,186,000 (65,000)0.400.43 (0.03)
CristelaABC8:30PM
5,662,000 (5,662,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,641,0009,794,000 (153,000)1.201.20 -
In An InstantABC9:00PM4,380,000
4,380,000 0.90
0.90 PREMIERE 9-11P
Shark TankABC9:00PM
5,970,000 (5,970,000)
1.27 (1.27)
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,360,0006,318,000 42,000 1.301.22 0.08 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM

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GleeFox9:00PM1,808,0001,691,000 117,000 0.600.61 (0.01)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM821,000843,000 (22,000)0.300.33 (0.03)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,050,000849,000 201,000 0.400.35 0.05
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,183,0007,800,000 3,383,000 1.400.72 0.68 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM
5,951,000 (5,951,000)
1.27 (1.27)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,420,0004,239,000 (819,000)0.300.51 (0.21)
20/20 SaturdayABC8:00PM4,090,0002,292,000 1,798,000 0.600.45 0.15 vs. Kimmel(R)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,550,000
2,550,000 0.60
0.60
NHL HockeyNBC8:00PM
1,400,000 (1,400,000)
0.48 (0.48)
Last Man on EarthFox8:00PM2,130,0001,598,000 532,000 0.500.28 0.22 REPEAT vs. Backstrom(R)
ABC MovieABC8:30PM

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Premier BoxingNBC8:30PM3,130,000
3,130,000 1.00
1.00 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,910,0004,956,000 (1,046,000)0.500.73 (0.23)vs. 48 Hours (R)
In An InstantABC9:00PM4,360,000
4,360,000 0.70
0.70 9-11P
Shaina Twain SpecialABC9:00PM
2,602,000 (2,602,000)
0.48 (0.48)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,000,0001,156,000 (156,000)0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,650,0005,677,000 (1,027,000)0.700.89 (0.19)
ForeverABC10:00PM
2,143,000 (2,143,000)
0.39 (0.39)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 24 (Mar 2-8) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu18,171,0004.82
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,605,0003.41
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu12,362,0002.97
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,855,0002.48
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu10,535,0002.40REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun5,748,0002.35PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,718,0002.26
MomCBS9:30PMThu9,668,0002.23
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon9,648,0002.23
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,199,0002.21
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,778,0001.86REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,610,0001.81
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,928,0001.80
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue6,022,0001.68
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun3,032,0001.37
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,526,0001.27
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,129,0000.99
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun2,553,0000.99REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox8:00PMSat2,130,0000.5REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
black-ishABC10:30PMWed

preempted
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 3/17
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

completed
Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

completed
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.