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 (June/July/August)

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06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
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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.