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
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM
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)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM




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 vs. REPEAT
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,749,0003,533,000216,000
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
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,438,0005,362,00076,000 1.501.350.15


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,234,00010,000,0006,234,000 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)
New GirlFox9:00PM1,635,0001,547,00088,000 0.640.630.01 REPEAT
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

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
ArrowCW8:00PM2,857,0002,556,000301,000 1.050.860.19
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,765,0004,499,0002,266,000 vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,078,000
10,078,000 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
black-ishABC9:30PM6,430,0004,424,0002,006,000 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

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


Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,182,0007,730,000452,000
5,841,000 1.30
American IdolFox8:00PM
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM646,0001,593,000(947,000)0.250.68(0.43)REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM


ScandalABC9:00PM8,063,0007,791,000272,000 2.332.36(0.03)
3,585,000 0.89
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:25PM4,782,0006,066,000(1,284,000)1.441.80(0.36)925-939P


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


American CrimeABC10:00PM5,559,0005,542,00017,000
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


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
0.83(0.83)vs. Falls
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,375,0001,082,000293,000 0.400.360.04 FINALE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM


Shark TankABC9:00PM5,084,0007,501,000(2,417,000)1.101.80(0.70)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





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
NCAA BasketballCBS8:00PM
Shark TankABC8:00PM2,650,0001,948,000702,000 0.500.220.28 REPEAT vs. Secrets(R)
NBC Movie Fast FiveNBC8:00PM
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM


BackstromFox8:00PM1,410,0001,572,000(162,000)0.400.350.05 REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,130,000
4,130,000 0.70
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

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
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
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
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,635,0000.64REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu

Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue



Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 23

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an encore of last season’s Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-a-Witch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Son of Zorn - "A Taste of Zephyria" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After learning how Zephyria is depicted in the media, Zorn attempts to teach Alan about his culture. Meanwhile, Edie wages war with her new neighbors over their talking garden gnome.

Family Guy - "Inside Family Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular “FAMILY GUY” production week, with James Woods as the guide. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a “FAMILY GUY” episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman to pitch his very own new series.

The Last Man on Earth - "Five Hoda Kotbs" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other and Gail is really pushed to her breaking point.

Bizaardvark - "Spoiler Alert: Belissa Returns" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Frankie hit a writing slump and other bad things start happening to them, Paige begins to think they are cursed; Amelia and Dirk are at odds when the lifestyle Diva declutters the Dare Lair.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Sunday, October 23

  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.