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 (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.