Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week 27 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 27 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.14/10 rating/share (+27% in rating from first four nights week 26); #2. ABC 4.82/8 (+3%); #3. NBC 4.57/8 (-2%); #4. Fox 3.03/5 (-34%); #5. The CW 0.92/2 (-19%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.848 million (+27% from first four nights week 26); #2. ABC 7.438 million (+4%); #3. NBC 7.201 million (-2%); #4. Fox 4.956 million (-36%); #5. The CW 1.554 million (-19%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.02/7 rating/share (+25% in rating from first four nights week 26); #2. NBC 1.71/6 (-1%); #3. ABC 1.69/5 (+10%); #4. Fox 1.27/4 (-50%) #5. The CW 0.57/2 (-20%)

We have the final ratings for Week 26 (3/16/15-3/22/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, Fox won the week with a 1.78 rating, boosted by the Empire finale. Then we had CBS at 1.53, followed by NBC at a 1.38, while ABC trailed with a 1.35.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 7.219 million, followed by ABC with 6.251 million, then it was NBC's 6.063 million and Fox trailed with 5.327 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-3/26/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.21 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.86, Fox is third with a 1.67 and ABC with a 1.64.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.621 million, then NBC with 7.962 million, ABC is next with 6.433 million and Fox with 5.175 million.

Back to week 27 (Mar. 23-29), 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 27 (Mar 23-29) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 22)(Week 26)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:35PM11,581,00011,493,00088,000 1.721.470.25
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM6,449,0005,999,000450,000 1.361.320.04
The VoiceNBC7:00PM3,598,0003,380,000218,000 0.770.750.02 REPEAT 7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:13PM2,300,0002,173,000127,000 0.820.700.12 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,207,0002,237,000(30,000)0.970.99(0.02)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:35PM10,786,00011,262,000(476,000)1.301.160.14
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,793,0005,882,000(89,000)1.881.800.08
Family GuyFox8:00PM3,129,000
3,129,000 1.30
1.30 REPEAT 8-9P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
3,587,000(3,587,000)
1.46(1.46)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM
2,961,000(2,961,000)
1.37(1.37)
The Good WifeCBS9:35PM8,432,0008,852,000(420,000)0.990.960.03
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM5,563,0005,451,000112,000 1.471.370.10
Dateline SundayNBC9:00PM5,403,0005,082,000321,000 1.160.930.23 9-11P
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM4,548,0003,449,0001,099,000 1.901.670.23 vs. Family Guy
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM4,230,0003,759,000471,000 1.651.560.09
Battle CreekCBS10:35PM6,054,0006,788,000(734,000)0.810.86(0.05)
RevengeABC10:00PM4,420,0004,783,000(363,000)1.071.060.01
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,260,0008,402,000(1,142,000)1.941.750.19 vs. Bang(R)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,849,00014,162,000(313,000)2.042.07(0.03)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,204,00012,569,000(365,000)3.373.37- 8-10P
The FollowingFox8:00PM3,927,0002,408,0001,519,000 1.250.610.64 vs. Gotham(R)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM726,0001,254,000(528,000)0.230.54(0.31)REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,770,0008,568,000(798,000)1.861.95(0.09)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,704,0006,455,0003,249,000 2.051.270.78 vs. REPEAT
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,749,0003,533,000216,000 1.171.140.03
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM517,0001,103,000(586,000)0.180.47(0.29)REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,388,0006,214,0003,174,000 1.581.050.53 vs. REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM8,040,0008,936,000(896,000)1.441.53(0.09)
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,438,0005,362,00076,000 1.501.350.15










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,234,00010,000,0006,234,000 2.191.081.11 vs. REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,917,0003,800,0001,117,000 1.440.990.45 vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,619,00012,823,000(1,204,000)2.833.22(0.39)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,774,0003,794,000(20,000)1.301.34(0.04)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,326,0003,692,000(366,000)1.181.31(0.13)
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM3,529,0002,518,0001,011,000 1.020.650.37 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,418,0009,494,0004,924,000 1.851.110.74 vs. REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,288,0004,338,000(50,000)1.541.56(0.02)
UndateableNBC9:00PM5,176,0006,428,000(1,252,000)1.501.92(0.42)
New GirlFox9:00PM1,635,0001,547,00088,000 0.640.630.01 REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM1,990,0002,286,000(296,000)0.720.83(0.11)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM3,794,0005,471,000(1,677,000)1.161.65(0.49)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,053,0001,999,00054,000 0.850.91(0.06)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,149,0005,694,0003,455,000 1.460.920.54 vs. REPEAT
ForeverABC10:00PM4,421,0002,827,0001,594,000 0.940.670.27 vs. REPEAT
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM4,035,0006,958,000(2,923,000)1.001.59(0.59)vs. Fire










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,644,0009,617,00027,000 2.252.26(0.01)8-9P vs 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,337,0005,130,0002,207,000 1.861.220.64 vs. REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,423,0004,374,0002,049,000 1.040.640.40 vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM8,463,000
8,463,000 1.75
1.75 8-10P
EmpireFox8:00PM
15,820,000(15,820,000)
6.14(6.14)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,857,0002,556,000301,000 1.050.860.19
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,765,0004,499,0002,266,000 2.091.280.81 vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,078,000
10,078,000 2.08
2.08
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,710,0005,459,0003,251,000 2.881.511.37 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,918,0004,799,0001,119,000 1.270.810.46 vs. REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM
17,624,000(17,624,000)
6.89(6.89)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,699,0001,728,000(29,000)0.730.650.08
black-ishABC9:30PM6,430,0004,424,0002,006,000 2.061.250.81 vs. REPEAT
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM8,160,0007,962,000198,000 1.441.400.04
Nashville On the Record 2ABC10:00PM4,022,0007,299,000(3,277,000)0.781.37(0.59)vs. 20/20 Sound of Music
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,335,0004,247,0002,088,000 1.480.890.59 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM6,955,0005,514,0001,441,000 1.911.590.32 7-925P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM

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Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,182,0007,730,000452,000 2.252.080.17
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,218,0006,471,000(253,000)1.021.23(0.21)
BonesFox8:00PM5,841,000
5,841,000 1.30
1.30
American IdolFox8:00PM
8,512,000(8,512,000)
1.80(1.80)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM646,0001,593,000(947,000)0.250.68(0.43)REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM

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The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM

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ScandalABC9:00PM8,063,0007,791,000272,000 2.332.36(0.03)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM8,122,0008,636,000(514,000)1.591.82(0.23)
BackstromFox9:00PM3,585,000
3,585,000 0.89
0.89
ReignCW9:00PM675,0001,044,000(369,000)0.230.35(0.12)REPEAT
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:25PM4,782,0006,066,000(1,284,000)1.441.80(0.36)925-939P
MomCBS9:30PM

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NCAA BasketballCBS9:39PM8,040,0005,460,0002,580,000 2.691.810.88 939P-1206A
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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American CrimeABC10:00PM5,559,0005,542,00017,000 1.251.200.05
The SlapNBC10:00PM3,215,0003,181,00034,000 0.670.650.02










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM6,171,0003,624,0002,547,000 1.800.930.87
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM

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CristelaABC8:00PM4,462,0006,968,000(2,506,000)0.801.26(0.46)vs. Last Man
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,935,0004,780,000155,000 1.001.10(0.10)
Fox Movie: Grown UpsFox8:00PM2,985,000
2,985,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P
GleeFox8:00PM
2,690,000(2,690,000)
0.83(0.83)vs. Falls
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,375,0001,082,000293,000 0.400.360.04 FINALE
CristelaABC8:30PM4,183,0005,265,000(1,082,000)0.801.00(0.20)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM

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Shark TankABC9:00PM5,084,0007,501,000(2,417,000)1.101.80(0.70)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,733,0006,821,000(1,088,000)1.001.28(0.28)9-11P
GleeFox9:00PM
2,538,000(2,538,000)
0.74(0.74)
iZombieCW9:00PM754,000959,000(205,000)0.300.32(0.02)REPEAT
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:30PM5,383,0003,210,0002,173,000 1.601.070.53
NCAA BasketballCBS10:00PM7,259,0003,836,0003,423,000 2.401.351.05
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM

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20/20ABC10:00PM4,892,0004,995,000(103,000)1.101.060.04
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,650,000
3,650,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NCAA BasketballCBS8:00PM
4,840,000(4,840,000)
1.64(1.64)
Shark TankABC8:00PM2,650,0001,948,000702,000 0.500.220.28 REPEAT vs. Secrets(R)
NBC Movie Fast FiveNBC8:00PM
2,937,000(2,937,000)
0.68(0.68)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM

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BackstromFox8:00PM1,410,0001,572,000(162,000)0.400.350.05 REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,130,000
4,130,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
In An InstantABC9:00PM3,380,0004,426,000(1,046,000)0.700.650.05 9-11P
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM1,040,000904,000136,000 0.300.220.08 REPEAT vs. Sleepy(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,680,0003,648,0001,032,000 0.700.83(0.13)REPEAT
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,230,000
2,230,000 0.60
0.60 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 27 (Mar 23-29) 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 FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,710,0002.88
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,765,0002.09
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,430,0002.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,260,0001.94
The Last Man on EarthFox8:00PMSun4,548,0001.90
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,770,0001.86
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,337,0001.86
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun4,230,0001.65
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue5,176,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,917,0001.44
Family GuyFox8:00PMSun3,129,0001.30REPEAT 8-9P
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue3,794,0001.16
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,207,0000.97
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,053,0000.85
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun2,300,0000.82REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri4,183,0000.8
CristelaABC8:00PMFri4,462,0000.8preempted
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,635,0000.64REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun

completed
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

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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

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.