Sunday, March 22, 2015

Week 26 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 26 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.83/8 rating/share (-26% in rating from first four nights week 25); #2. ABC 4.70/8 (+16%); #3. NBC 4.64/8 (-8%); #4. Fox 4.57/8 (+14%); #5. The CW 1.19/2 (+55%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.779 million (-26% from first four nights week 25); #2. Fox 7.751 million (+19%); #3. NBC 7.346 million (-10%); #4. ABC 7.150 million (+17%); #5. The CW 1.907 million (+61%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.56/8 rating/share (+33% in rating from first four nights week 25); #2. NBC 1.73/6 (-14%); #3. CBS 1.61/5 (-20%); #4. ABC 1.53/5 (-14%) #5. The CW 0.71/2 (+65%)

We have the final ratings for Week 25 (3/9/15-3/15/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS won the week with a 1.56 rating. Then we had NBC at 1.49, followed by ABC at a 1.48, while Fox trailed with a 1.42.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 9.192 million, followed by NBC with 6.366 million, then it was ABC's 5.641 million and Fox trailed with 4.550 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-3/19/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.24 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.87, Fox is third with a 1.69 and ABC with a 1.65.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.671 million, then NBC with 8.041 million, ABC is next with 6.434 million and Fox with 5.225 million.

Back to week 26 (Mar. 16-22), 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 26 (Mar 16-22) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 15)(Week 25)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,493,00010,486,000 1,007,000 1.471.05 0.42
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,999,0006,574,000 (575,000)1.321.39 (0.07)
The VoiceNBC7:00PM3,380,0003,550,000 (170,000)0.750.83 (0.08)REPEAT 7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM2,173,0002,470,000 (297,000)0.700.80 (0.10)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,237,0002,558,000 (321,000)0.991.15 (0.16)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM11,262,00010,821,000 441,000 1.161.12 0.04
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,882,0006,715,000 (833,000)1.802.10 (0.30)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,587,0003,785,000 (198,000)1.461.65 (0.19)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,961,0003,114,000 (153,000)1.371.46 (0.09)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,852,0009,093,000 (241,000)0.961.03 (0.07)
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM5,451,0005,959,000 (508,000)1.371.44 (0.07)
Dateline SundayNBC9:00PM5,082,0003,734,000 1,348,000 0.930.81 0.12 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,449,0003,981,000 (532,000)1.672.07 (0.40)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,759,0004,351,000 (592,000)1.561.90 (0.34)
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM6,788,0006,932,000 (144,000)0.860.83 0.03
RevengeABC10:00PM4,783,0004,887,000 (104,000)1.061.09 (0.03)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,402,0008,254,000 148,000 1.752.06 (0.31)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM14,162,0009,679,000 4,483,000 2.072.77 (0.70)PREMIERE 8-10P vs. Bach
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,569,00013,953,000 (1,384,000)3.373.75 (0.38)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,408,0002,508,000 (100,000)0.610.65 (0.04)REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,254,0001,403,000 (149,000)0.540.55 (0.01)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,568,0008,796,000 (228,000)1.952.05 (0.10)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM6,455,00010,590,000 (4,135,000)1.272.01 (0.74)REPEAT
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,533,0003,509,000 24,000 1.141.07 0.07
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,103,0001,262,000 (159,000)0.470.47 -
NCIS LACBS10:00PM6,214,00010,722,000 (4,508,000)1.051.77 (0.72)REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM8,936,0009,682,000 (746,000)1.532.69 (1.16)vs. Bach Spcl
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,362,0005,446,000 (84,000)1.351.29 0.06










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,000,00016,219,000 (6,219,000)1.082.21 (1.13)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,800,0005,078,000 (1,278,000)0.991.57 (0.58)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,823,00013,725,000 (902,000)3.223.78 (0.56)vs. 8-10P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,794,0003,519,000 275,000 1.341.30 0.04
The FlashCW8:00PM3,692,0001,293,000 2,399,000 1.310.36 0.95 vs. REPEAT
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM2,518,0003,463,000 (945,000)0.651.14 (0.49)REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM9,494,00012,612,000 (3,118,000)1.111.65 (0.54)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,338,0003,799,000 539,000 1.561.46 0.10
UndateableNBC9:00PM6,428,000
6,428,000 1.92
1.92 PREMIERE
New GirlFox9:00PM1,547,0001,382,000 165,000 0.630.66 (0.03)REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM2,286,000806,000 1,480,000 0.830.26 0.57 PREMIERE vs. Supernatural(R)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM5,471,000
5,471,000 1.65
1.65 PREMIERE
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,999,0001,762,000 237,000 0.910.91 -
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM5,694,0008,671,000 (2,977,000)0.921.45 (0.53)REPEAT
ForeverABC10:00PM2,827,0003,028,000 (201,000)0.670.74 (0.07)REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,958,0008,569,000 (1,611,000)1.592.12 (0.53)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,617,0009,255,000 362,000 2.262.19 0.07 8-10P vs. 8-9P
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,130,0004,643,000 487,000 1.221.19 0.03 REPEAT vs. Goldbergs(R)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM4,374,0004,803,000 (429,000)0.640.76 (0.12)REPEAT
EmpireFox8:00PM15,820,0009,709,000 6,111,000 6.142.38 3.76 vs. Idol
ArrowCW8:00PM2,556,0001,112,000 1,444,000 0.860.34 0.52 vs. REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,499,0004,285,000 214,000 1.281.21 0.07 REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
10,319,000 (10,319,000)
2.06 (2.06)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,459,0005,159,000 300,000 1.511.49 0.02 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,799,0003,664,000 1,135,000 0.810.75 0.06 REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM17,624,00014,924,000 2,700,000 6.895.79 1.10 FINALE
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,728,0001,341,000 387,000 0.650.44 0.21 vs. 100
black-ishABC9:30PM4,424,0004,594,000 (170,000)1.251.46 (0.21)REPEAT
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM7,962,0009,706,000 (1,744,000)1.401.74 (0.34)
Untold Story Sound of MusicABC10:00PM7,299,0002,619,000 4,680,000 1.370.63 0.74 vs. American Crime(R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,247,0004,748,000 (501,000)0.890.88 0.01 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM5,514,000
5,514,000 1.59
1.59 7-953P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
16,128,000 (16,128,000)
4.38 (4.38)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,730,0007,403,000 327,000 2.082.11 (0.03)
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,471,0004,513,000 1,958,000 1.230.86 0.37
American IdolFox8:00PM8,512,0008,324,000 188,000 1.801.76 0.04 8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,593,0001,299,000 294,000 0.680.64 0.04
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM
10,238,000 (10,238,000)
2.46 (2.46)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM
9,392,000 (9,392,000)
2.15 (2.15)
ScandalABC9:00PM7,791,0008,247,000 (456,000)2.362.65 (0.29)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM8,636,0007,490,000 1,146,000 1.821.74 0.08
BackstromFox9:00PM

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ReignCW9:00PM1,044,000965,000 79,000 0.350.36 (0.01)
MomCBS9:30PM
9,087,000 (9,087,000)
2.23 (2.23)
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:53PM6,066,000
6,066,000 1.80
1.80 953-1007P
NCAA BasketballCBS10:07PM5,460,000
5,460,000 1.81
1.81 1007P-1235A
ElementaryCBS10:00PM
7,577,000 (7,577,000)
1.42 (1.42)
American CrimeABC10:00PM5,542,0005,756,000 (214,000)1.201.41 (0.21)
The SlapNBC10:00PM3,181,0002,737,000 444,000 0.650.57 0.08










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM4,147,000
4,147,000 1.20
1.20
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM
6,287,000 (6,287,000)
1.34 (1.34)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM7,056,0006,938,000 118,000 1.301.23 0.07
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,905,0002,528,000 2,377,000 1.100.51 0.59 vs. REPEAT
GleeFox8:00PM2,695,0002,695,000 - 0.800.79 0.01 vs. Falls
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,363,000712,000 651,000
0.21 (0.21)vs. REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PM5,466,0005,044,000 422,000 1.000.91 0.09
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM
9,383,000 (9,383,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,455,0007,236,000 219,000 1.801.76 0.04
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,719,0005,605,000 1,114,000 1.301.25 0.05 9-11P
GleeFox9:00PM2,526,0002,017,000 509,000 0.700.69 0.01 FINALE
iZombieCW9:00PM1,283,000673,000 610,000 0.400.15 0.25 REPEAT vs. Commercials(R)
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:30PM3,335,000
3,335,000 1.10
1.10
NCAA BasketballCBS10:00PM3,539,000
3,539,000 1.20
1.20
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM
11,074,000 (11,074,000)
1.37 (1.37)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,131,0004,867,000 264,000 1.101.06 0.04
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS8:00PM4,270,000
4,270,000 1.40
1.40
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,258,000 (3,258,000)
0.47 (0.47)
Secrets and LiesABC8:00PM1,940,0003,107,000 (1,167,000)0.200.56 (0.36)REPEAT vs. 20/20
NBC Movie Fast FiveNBC8:00PM2,900,000
2,900,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,385,000 (4,385,000)
0.76 (0.76)
BackstromFox8:00PM1,540,000
1,540,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM
1,067,000 (1,067,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Last Man on EarthFox8:30PM
1,082,000 (1,082,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM
2,943,000 (2,943,000)
0.52 (0.52)
In An InstantABC9:00PM4,410,0003,596,000 814,000 0.600.62 (0.02)9-11P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM970,000897,000 73,000 0.200.22 (0.02)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,650,0004,574,000 (924,000)1.000.71 0.29
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,064,000 (3,064,000)
0.81 (0.81)


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 26 (Mar 16-22) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,568,0001.95
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue6,428,0001.92PREMIERE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,402,0001.75REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,449,0001.67
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue5,471,0001.65PREMIERE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,759,0001.56
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,459,0001.51REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,587,0001.46
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,961,0001.37
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri7,056,0001.3
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,499,0001.28REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,424,0001.25REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,130,0001.22REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,466,0001.0
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,800,0000.99REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,237,0000.99
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,999,0000.91
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun2,173,0000.70REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,547,0000.63REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox8:30PMSat

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMSat

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comet Polarization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon’s comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart’s store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny’s astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

Young Sheldon - "Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn).

Mom - "Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy considers getting a new sponsor, Nora (Yvette Nicole Brown), after witnessing Marjorie have a major meltdown in a grocery store, and Bonnie tries her hand at being a supportive friend.

Life in Pieces - "Portrait Plagiarism Renter Scam" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen is offered a custom painting as payment from a hot new artist, she is thrilled until she sees the final product. Also, Sophia convinces Matt and Colleen to use her idea for a children’s book but it isn’t a new concept; Tyler and Clementine advertise their tiny house as a rental property; and John and Joan fall prey to a sleazy IRS scam.

Superstore - "Gender Reveal" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The store hosts a gender reveal party for Glenn (Mark McKinney) and his wife Jerusha (Kerri Kenney), just as Dina (Lauren Ash) is freaking out at the realities of having to deliver a baby. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) receives some unsettling news.

A.P. Bio - "Eight Pigs and a Bat" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Jack's (Glenn Howerton) students anonymously reports him for canceling their much-anticipated fetal pig dissection, he sets out to find the snitch. Durbin's (Patton Oswalt) chances at Principal of the Year are in jeopardy when the superintendent visits.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Champions - "Grandma Dearest" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vince begrudgingly reconnects with his mother, Gayle (Carolyn Hennesy), so Michael can complete a school project.

Nobodies - "Double Fault" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Hugh enlist the help of Blaine Kaine to break some unfortunate news to Larry; Mark-Paul, Sam, Rachel and Hugh have a tennis double date; Larry is forced to move in with Pat after Jen kicks him out.

Atlanta - "Woods" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It is believed wealth has something to do with Paper Boi's attitude.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 16)

Thursday, April 19

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) - Erica guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner/Knight & Daye) - Shiri talks about Lifetime's UnREAL on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory talks about I Feel Pretty on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Eddie Leavy (A.P. Bio) - Eddie talks about A.P. Bio on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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