Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hulu Acquires Seinfeld Starting in June; FX Orders Comedy Pilot with Jenny Slate, Ari Graynor

Seinfeld

Yesterday at the Hulu Upfront Presentation in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, they announced that Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on-demand (SVOD) rights to all episodes of iconic sitcom Seinfeld, as well as a new, multi-year agreement with AMC that grants Hulu the streaming rights to future programming from AMC Networks. In addition to presenting groundbreaking content deals and the upcoming slate of Hulu Originals, the company took the stage to publicly unveil new business growth benchmarks - including a 50% increase in subscribers - advertising innovations, and a deal with Cablevision Systems Corporation that will be rolled out over the next year. Back to Seinfeld, Hulu has acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to all episodes of the award-winning, hit series. After becoming one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, all nine seasons of the timeless comedy series will make their SVOD debut exclusively on Hulu. The series comes to Hulu in a new deal with Sony Pictures Television. Every episode of Seinfeld will be available for Hulu subscribers to stream this June.


Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor

FX Networks has ordered a pilot co-created by the award-winning team of Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor. Production of the pilot has begun in New York. Robespierre (Obvious Child) will direct the pilot and write it with Holm (Obvious Child, Welcome to Pine Hill), both of whom will serve as Executive Producers along with Ravi Nandan and John Hodges of A24 Films (The Bling Ring, Obvious Child) and Slate (Obvious Child, Married). The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.

The pilot is an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call... , Bad Teacher) star as "Lou" and "Viv," two gutsy born and raised New Yorkers who discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car. It's like Thelma and Louise - but nobody dies. The pilot is the first major project for Robespierre, Holm, Slate and A24 Films since Obvious Child, a 2014 romantic comedy that marked Robespierre's feature film directorial debut and starred Slate. Among other awards for the feature, Robespierre was honored with the National Board of Review USA Award for Best Directorial Debut, Holm won the Red Crown Producer's Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Slate received the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Movie. Slate currently co-stars on the FX comedy series Married, which is returning for its second season on Thursdays at 10:30 PM e/p, beginning July 16. Graynor most recently starred on the CBS comedy Bad Teacher. Stay with us for continued updates, should this pilot move forward as a series.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WGN America's HIMYM Month of May Marathons; New Comedy Joins Fox Animation Sunday on May 31

How I Met Your Mother

WGN America is treating How I Met Your Mother fans to a binge-worthy programming extravaganza during the month of May, featuring four primetime marathons over back-to-back weeks with Lily, Marshall, Barney and the rest of the gang. The May festivities begin with a "Cinco de Madre" marathon on Friday, May 1, leading into a bouquet of laughs and countdown of all the reasons "Why I Love My Mother" marathon over Mother's Day weekend, Friday, May 8, exclusively on WGN America. Kicking off WGN America's How I Met Your Mother WTF programming -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- the fun continues with the "Week of Stars" marathon, featuring superstars Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more spanning three nights of comedy, Wednesday, May 13 – Friday, May 15. Then, die-hard How I Met Your Mother aficionados can put their knowledge to the test with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," answering questions for the chance to win a trip to New York City and 'meet at MacLarens,' Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29.

Following is WGN America's May 2015 How I Met Your Mother programming schedule:

Friday, May 1 – 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Cinco de Madre" marathon
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special How I Met Your Mother six-episode "Cinco de Madre" marathon sponsored by Cheetos.

Friday, May 8 – 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Why I Love My Mother" marathon
In partnership with Edible Arrangements, fans can share personal photos and stories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WhyILoveMyMother to show the love they have for the special women in their lives, and lucky fans will see their photos and stories featured on-air.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015 – "Week of Stars" marathons
Tune into this triple-helping marathon of How I Met Your Mother featuring three nights of celebrity guest stars including Katy Perry, Bryan Cranston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and more, sponsored by Macy's. The "Week of Stars" marathons begin at Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT, and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015 ­– "Mother Loving Trivia Week"
WGN America and Geico will offers fans an extraordinary prize as part of the grand finale of the month-long How I Met Your Mother programming event that gives fans the opportunity to prove who's the best mother-loving fan among them with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," airing Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT. Fans can answer trivia questions on WGN America's website and social platforms for a chance to win a plethora of prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to New York City for three fun-filled nights, capped off with dinner at McGee's (the bar on which MacLaren's Pub is based).


Golan the Insatiable

A new half-hour animated comedy series Golan the Insatiable premieres Sunday, May 31 on Fox. The new animated comedy is inspired by quarter-hour installments that aired on Animation Domination High-Def. Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, FOX NFL Sunday) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) lead the voice cast. The new half-hour animated comedy series will premiere on Sunday, May 31 from 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. The comedy follows a mighty godlord (Rob Riggle) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan (Aubrey Plaza), who constantly urges him to wreak havoc on her town. Featuring an all-new voice cast, it is the first Animation Domination High-Def series to land a primetime series order. Additional voice talent includes Ken Marino (Children's Hospital), John DiMaggio (Futurama) and comedic actors Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera and Nick Rutherford.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Antenna TV Celebrates Mother's Day with One Day at a Time; Bravo Announces Three Scripted Projects

One Day at a Time Mother's Day Marathon

Antenna TV, Tribune's multicast broadcast network, will celebrate "mom" with a 40 episode/20 hour One Day at a Time Marathon on Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. One Day at a Time featured the relationship between Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin) a divorced mother, and her two teenage daughters, Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli). Antenna TV will air 40 of the most popular "Mom-centric" episodes of the series beginning at 7am ET and running through 3 am on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10. Antenna TV, which airs in 97 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 76% of TV households, will air the following One Day at a Time episodes:

7:00 AM Ann's Decision
7:30 AM Jealousy
8:00 AM All the Way
8:30 AM College Man
9:00 AM Barbara's Emergence
9:30 AM The Travelling Salesperson
10:00 AM The New Car
10:30 AM The Upholstery Ripoff
11:00 AM Ann's Out of Town Client
11:30 AM Second Mrs. Cooper
12:00 PM Ann's Crisis
12:30 PM Ann's Competitor
1:00 PM Julie's Big Move (Part 1)
1:30 PM Julie's Big Move (Part 2)
2:00 PM The Dating Game
2:30 PM The Married Man (Part 1)
3:00 PM The Married Man (Part 2)
3:30 PM The Married Man (Part 3)
4:00 PM Back to School
4:30 PM Between Mother and Daughter
5:00 PM Heart Attack
5:30 PM So Long, Mom
6:00 PM Grecian Yearn
6:30 PM Ann Meets Nick (Part 1)
7:00 PM Ann Meets Nick (Part 2)
7:30 PM Once a Mom
8:00 PM Tiny Romance
8:30 PM Shake Hands at the Bell
9:00 PM Julie Shows Up (Part 1)
9:30 PM Julie Shows Up (Part 2)
10:00 PM Ann, the Failure
10:30 PM Barbara's Crisis
11:00 PM Meow, Meow
11:30 PM Last Time I Saw Paris
12:00 AM Miracle of Birth (Part 1)
12:30 AM Miracle of Birth (Part 2)
1:00 AM Shakedown
1:30 AM Never Hire a Relative
2:00 AM Parting Company
2:30 AM Off We Go
All times Eastern.

One Day at a Time joined Antenna TV's permanent lineup in April and currently airs weeknights 11pm-12am ET and Sundays in primetime from 9-10 pm ET.


Bravo TV

Bravo Media continues its foray into scripted programming announcing the development of three new series including My So Called Wife, a dark comedy from Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein following a female con-artist, White Collar Wives, revealing the scandals surrounding a FBI investigation of a New York hedge fund, and All that Glitters, a mini-series based on the book examining how Anna Wintour and Tina Brown dominated the 1980's publishing world. Season one of Bravo's first original scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce averaged 824,000 A18-49, 910,000 A25-54 and 1.38MM total viewers in Live+7. From Universal Cable Productions, the series is scheduled to commence production on season two early this summer. Additionally, Bravo's first half-hour scripted comedy series, Odd Mom Out, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 8 at 10pm ET/PT. The series stars acclaimed author Jill Kargman playing a satirical version. Stay with us for more on that series and stay tuned should these other thre projects move forward.

Monday, April 27, 2015

BET Upfront 2015 Has Brandy Sitcom News; Remembering Everybody Loves Raymond's Sawyer Sweeten

Brandy Norwoodd - Zoe Moon

BET Networks announced its upcoming programming schedule for BET and Centric at its annual Upfront presentation. BET Networks' 2015 slate features more original programming hours than ever before in the history of the network, anchored by high quality scripted and reality shows, star studded tentpoles and original movies that reflect and celebrate the lives of African American adults. Among the big news was a sitcom starring Brandy (Moesha, The Game). The sitcom is Zoe Moon, a romantic sitcom featuring Zoe Moon (Brandy Norwood), a live-out-loud newly single mom embarking on a new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul - but it won't be easy. Gemini, a famous boxer and Zoe's soon to be ex-husband, is not ready to take a back seat in her life, nor is her precocious 8 year-old son, Xavier, ready for Zoe's new dating life. Surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, Zoe puts a new spin on the old song "You're Gonna Make It After All!"

Other projects coming soon include a reboot of Punk'd, the popular hidden camera series tailored for the BET audience. For the first time, audiences will be taken behind the scenes as the pranks are conceptualized and carried through. Stakes are high as our viewers follow the ticking clock on the journey of pranking their favorite celebrities. Also reality project, Chasing Destiny takes us behind the scenes as Grammy-award singer Kelly Rowland, and member of one of the biggest female groups of all time Destiny's Child, goes on a quest to find the next big female superstar group to make their mark in a dog-eat-dog music industry. And sister network Centric has a project coming soon produced by Whoopi Goldberg! In According to Alex, Alex Martin Dean (Whoopi's daughter) is NOT your typical mom, and she doesn't have a typical family. Sure, they get loud and have their own drama, but in the end, there's nothing but love! Now that the kids are getting old enough to step out of the house and make their own plans, Alex and her best friend, Leisa, are talking about what they want to do with the rest of their lives, both professionally and personally-- that is, until a new grandchild, Alex's daughter Amara and her fiancé, Chris, move home, turning to Alex and the rest of the family to help raise their new baby girl. Can they balance family, fun and future plans without losing their cool, or their minds?


Sawyer Sweeten

Actor Sawyer Sweeten, who starred as Geoffrey Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. He died on April 23 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his relative's home in Austin, Texas. He was only 19.

Everybody Loves Raymond

Sawyer and his real-life twin brother Sullivan played Geoffrey and Michael Barone, the twin sons of Raymond (Ray Romano) and Debra (Patricia Heaton), in Everybody Loves Raymond. The popular CBS sitcom ran for nine seasons on CBS from 1996-2005. The Sawyer twins were just 16 months old when they landed the roles. They appeared in approximately 139 episodes of the series. Their real-life sister Madylin Sweeten played Alexandra "Ally" Barone, the oldest of the Barone children. They appeared together at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards in 2010 when Everybody Loves Raymond won the Impact Award. The Sullivan twins other credits included a 2000 episode of Even Stevens and the 2002 film Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Ray Romano had this to say about him: "He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family, and his friends during this very difficult time."

Our thoughts are with his family. He will be greatly missed. Share your memories on our Everybody Loves Raymond message board.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.90/10 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. ABC 4.93/8 (+11%); #3. NBC 4.32/7 (+12%); #4. Fox 2.78/5 (-3%); #5. The CW 1.16/2 (+4%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.410 million (-8% from first four nights week 30); #2. ABC 7.506 million (+10%); #3. NBC 6.661 million (+11%); #4. Fox 4.397 million (-4%); #5. The CW 1.805 million (+2%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.78/6 rating/share (+7% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. CBS 1.74/6 (-9%); #3. NBC 1.45/5 (+5%); #4. Fox 1.16/4 (+3%) #5. The CW 0.68/2 (-1%)

We have the final ratings for Week 30 (4/13/15-4/19/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS won the week with a 1.80 rating helped by the ACM Awards. Then we had ABC at 1.43 followed by NBC at a 1.13, while Fox trailed with a only a 1.06 rating.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 9.626 million, followed by ABC with 6.087 million, then it was NBC's 5.043 million and Fox trailed with 3.587 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-4/23/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.09 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.84, ABC in third with a 1.61 and Fox sliding to a 1.58.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.568 million, then NBC with 7.656 million, ABC is next with 6.386 million and Fox with 4.952 million.

Back to week 31 (April 20-26), 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 31 (April 20-26) Analysis















Last Sunday (April 19)(Week 30)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,999,00012,598,000(2,599,000)1.181.85(0.67)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM6,434,0005,468,000966,000 1.371.050.32
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM4,339,0003,439,000900,000 0.760.560.20
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,878,0001,523,000355,000 0.680.570.11 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,894,0001,520,000374,000 0.840.700.14 REPEAT
ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM15,978,000
15,978,000 3.65
3.65 8-11P
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM
11,391,000(11,391,000)
1.42(1.42)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,116,0005,173,000(57,000)1.661.630.03
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC8:00PM4,005,0004,736,000(731,000)0.580.94(0.36)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,233,0002,160,0001,073,000 1.370.880.49 vs. REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,003,0003,114,000(1,111,000)0.891.48(0.59)REPEAT vs. Family
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
8,745,000(8,745,000)
1.06(1.06)
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM5,127,0004,847,000280,000 1.481.340.14
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM6,357,0007,754,000(1,397,000)1.161.68(0.52)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,301,0003,218,00083,000 1.651.320.33 vs. Last Man
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,405,0003,374,00031,000 1.381.310.07
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM
6,476,000(6,476,000)
0.75(0.75)
RevengeABC10:00PM3,902,0003,842,00060,000 1.020.920.10
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM3,110,0004,049,000(939,000)0.520.81(0.29)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,525,0007,067,000458,000 2.061.840.22
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,416,00013,891,000(475,000)2.072.17(0.10)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,585,00011,035,000(450,000)2.612.89(0.28)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,435,0004,497,000(62,000)1.561.530.03
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,297,0001,008,000289,000 0.530.440.09
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,134,0007,490,000644,000 2.021.820.20
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,710,0009,531,0001,179,000 2.171.930.24
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,405,0003,462,000(57,000)1.171.100.07
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,052,0001,029,00023,000 0.420.42-
NCIS LACBS10:00PM8,827,0009,361,000(534,000)1.441.59(0.15)
CastleABC10:00PM8,336,0006,003,0002,333,000 1.420.990.43 vs. REPEAT
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,371,0005,524,000(153,000)1.271.31(0.04)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,194,00015,841,000(5,647,000)0.992.01(1.02)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM5,075,0004,759,000316,000 1.501.460.04 FINALE
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,249,00010,695,000554,000 2.572.480.09
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,466,0003,627,000(161,000)1.161.28(0.12)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,751,0003,671,00080,000 1.321.43(0.11)
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM3,560,0003,086,000474,000 1.141.040.10 FINALE
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM9,959,00014,401,000(4,442,000)1.091.83(0.74)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,449,0004,040,000409,000 1.611.63(0.02)
UndateableNBC9:00PM4,853,0005,104,000(251,000)1.361.49(0.13)
New GirlFox9:00PM1,359,0001,305,00054,000 0.590.490.10 REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM1,797,0001,846,000(49,000)0.620.76(0.14)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM3,760,0003,596,900163,100 1.111.11-
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,207,0001,388,000(181,000)0.530.59(0.06)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM8,422,0009,215,000(793,000)1.241.48(0.24)vs. POI
ForeverABC10:00PM4,043,0002,488,0001,555,000 0.950.910.04 vs. Kimmel(R)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,716,0004,239,0002,477,000 1.580.930.65 vs. REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM10,192,0009,571,000621,000 2.452.220.23
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,820,0007,515,000305,000 1.811.97(0.16)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,414,0004,574,0001,840,000 0.970.750.22 vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM7,465,0007,628,000(163,000)1.541.430.11 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,717,0002,467,000250,000 0.950.910.04
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,161,0006,871,000290,000 2.112.18(0.07)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,060,00010,374,000(314,000)2.012.09(0.08)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,850,0005,941,0002,909,000 2.961.781.18 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,835,0003,982,000(147,000)0.760.80(0.04)REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,633,0001,757,000(124,000)0.670.650.02
black-ishABC9:30PM6,572,0005,680,000892,000 2.081.930.15 vs. Goldbergs
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM8,265,0008,117,000148,000 1.501.450.05
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,316,0004,616,000700,000 1.291.180.11
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,174,0004,128,00046,000 0.880.790.09 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,632,00014,820,000(188,000)3.603.89(0.29)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,546,0007,599,0001,947,000 2.812.130.68
BlacklistNBC8:00PM3,442,0003,844,000(402,000)0.480.67(0.19)REPEAT vs. SVU(R)
BonesFox8:00PM4,654,0004,882,000(228,000)0.960.99(0.03)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,366,0001,346,00020,000 0.630.580.05
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM9,368,0009,624,000(256,000)2.012.13(0.12)
MomCBS9:00PM9,014,0009,604,000(590,000)1.932.19(0.26)
ScandalABC9:00PM7,787,0007,863,000(76,000)2.292.42(0.13)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,465,0003,322,0004,143,000 1.490.680.81 vs. REPEAT
BackstromFox9:00PM3,004,0003,393,000(389,000)0.780.760.02
ReignCW9:00PM824,0001,006,000(182,000)0.290.34(0.05)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM8,316,0008,591,000(275,000)1.701.89(0.19)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,729,0007,561,000168,000 1.321.37(0.05)
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,047,0004,384,000(337,000)0.921.06(0.14)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,666,0005,521,000145,000 0.861.10(0.24)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,921,0005,461,000460,000 1.101.060.04
Shark TankABC8:00PM7,788,000
7,788,000 1.70
1.70
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,159,000(6,159,000)
1.10(1.10)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,697,0004,542,000155,000 1.000.980.02
Fox MovieFox8:00PM3,015,0002,133,000882,000 0.900.570.33 8-10P
Cedric's Barber BattleCW8:00PM1,357,000787,000570,000 0.400.240.16
CristelaABC8:30PM
4,765,000(4,765,000)
0.91(0.91)
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,249,0001,070,000179,000 0.400.390.01
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,280,0005,373,0002,907,000 1.101.10- vs. Race
20/20 Bruce JennerABC9:00PM16,863,000
16,863,000 5.20
5.20 9-11P
Shark TankABC9:00PM
6,513,000(6,513,000)
1.50(1.50)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,331,0004,325,0006,000 0.900.760.14 9-11P vs. 9-10P(R)
The MessengersCW9:00PM1,198,0001,195,0003,000 0.400.280.12
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,752,0005,766,0003,986,000 1.000.610.39 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM
5,708,000(5,708,000)
1.22(1.22)
DatelineNBC10:00PM
5,283,000(5,283,000)
1.01(1.01)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,640,0003,286,000354,000 0.500.340.16 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,760,000
2,760,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
20/20 SaturdayABC8:00PM
4,260,000(4,260,000)
0.74(0.74)
NHL Stanley Cup NBC8:00PM2,690,0002,222,000468,000 0.800.83(0.03)8-11P
NASCARFox8:00PM910,0002,745,000(1,835,000)0.201.11(0.91)8-10P vs. UFC
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,740,0004,024,000(284,000)0.500.430.07 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM
5,930,000(5,930,000)
1.03(1.03)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,030,0006,269,000(1,239,000)0.800.91(0.11)
Shark TankABC10:00PM3,030,0003,505,000(475,000)0.800.610.19 REPEAT vs. Castle(R)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 31 (April 20-26) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,632,0003.60
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,850,0002.96
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,161,0002.11
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,572,0002.08
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,525,0002.06
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,134,0002.02
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu9,368,0002.01
MomCBS9:00PMThu9,014,0001.93
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,820,0001.81
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu8,316,0001.70REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,301,0001.65
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue5,075,0001.50FINALE
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,405,0001.38
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,233,0001.37
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue4,853,0001.36
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue3,760,0001.11
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,003,0000.89REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,894,0000.84REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,878,0000.68REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,359,0000.59REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,207,0000.53
The GoldbergsABC9:30PMWed

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun

preempted
CristelaABC8:00PMFri

preempted
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
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
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

completed
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

completed
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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Inspiration Deprivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

Life in Pieces - "Jungle Push Resort Anniversary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle. Nat Faxon guest stars as Hayes, an expat proprietor at a Yucatan eco-resort.

Mom - "Lumbar Support and Old Pork" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s bar is doing well. Also, Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

Life in Pieces - "Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio. Joey King guest stars as Morgan, a 17-year-old pregnant teen who is considering placing her baby for adoption with Matt and Colleen.

Superstore - "Easter" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

A.P. Bio - "Personal Everest" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef, and Michelle set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen and Durbin.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bimbo" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Holt and Jake investigate a case at Kevin’s university. Back at the precinct, Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

Abby's - "Book Club" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When it’s revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

Better Things - "Easter" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Thursday, April 18

  • Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Catch Sharon and Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. They will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James chats about Life in Pieces on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country/Murphy Brown) - Lily drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries on Access Live, so check your local listings. Holly will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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