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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.