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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 20

The Goldbergs - "Graduation Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Graduation Day is quickly approaching, and Erica cannot wait to get out of the house, until it dawns on her how much Beverly’s love means to her. She attempts to delay her graduating so she can stay home. Later, Barry has plans for him and Lainey, but they turn to dust. Meanwhile, Dana makes a surprise visit just as Adam and Jackie officially become a couple.

Speechless - "C-A-- CAMP" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the family readies for their flight to JJ’s camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father/daughter bonding moment.

Modern Family - "The Graduates" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Manny’s father, Javier (guest-star Benjamin Bratt), shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, and then Jay steps in to pick-up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is getting ready for Luke and Manny’s big day and dealing with the emotions that come with seeing your kids grow up and leave the nest.

American Housewife - "Can't Hide It Anymore" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie has been avoiding the mandatory volunteer hours at her kids’ schools all year. But when the other moms pressure her, she hits on a genius excuse after wearing a fake pregnancy “empathy” bump leads everyone to think she is pregnant. But things soon get out of hand after her former frenemies plan a baby shower for her.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar and Axel get asked to find the breeding ram, Russel Crowe, but before they can start, Ingmar gets picked up by the FBI. Axel calls Sarah to ask her help Ingmar, while he himself continues to look for the missing animal. The situation looks grim for Ingmar, but the FBI seems to be willing to offer him a dangerous deal.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A number of incidents convince Ingmar that he has to move back to Sweden. Sun is quick to take his place in the agency, but before Ingmar has time to leave, they get a case where his own daughter seems to be in danger. When it hits the fan, they all get dragged into the mess - in their most dangerous case to date - leading them towards Ingmar's mysterious past.

You're the Worst - "This Is Just Marketing" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy learns that his literary novel is being marketed as erotica. While doing Vernon's podcast, Gretchen realizes she's been letting Jimmy off easy. When Edgar and Lindsay babysit Tallulah, Lindsay learns for the first time that she's capable of love and Edgar tries a new technique to pick up women.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 18)

Wednesday, September 20

  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Adam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian talks about his life after Entourage and his ocean conservation foundation's Strawless September Challenge on Harry, so check your local listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Christopher McDonald (Good Advice/Walter & Emily) - Christopher will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton shows Rach how to make his perfect cocktail on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about Mr. Robot on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sky Katz (Raven's Home) - Sky appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.