Sunday, April 05, 2015

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.80/10 rating/share (-6% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. ABC 4.83/8 (even); #3. NBC 4.42/8 (-3%); #4. Fox 2.76/5 (-9%); #5. The CW 0.96/2 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.178 million (-7% from first four nights week 27); #2. ABC 7.358 million (-1%); #3. NBC 6.883 million (-4%); #4. Fox 4.433 million (-11%); #5. The CW 1.542 million (-1%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.68/6 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 1.61/5 (-6%); #3. CBS 1.60/5 (-21%); #4. Fox 1.14/4 (-10%) #5. The CW 0.52/2 (-9%)

We have the final ratings for Week 27 (3/23/15-3/29/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS won the week with a 1.75 rating. Then we had NBC at 1.38, followed by ABC also at a 1.38, while Fox trailed with a 1.05.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 8.808 million, followed by ABC with 6.063 million, then it was NBC's 5.815 million and Fox trailed with 3.733 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-4/2/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.18 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.85, Fox is third with a 1.64 and ABC with a 1.63.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.579 million, then NBC with 7.876 million, ABC is next with 6.418 million and Fox with 5.115 million.

Back to week 28 (Mar. 30-April 5), 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 28 (Mar 30-April 5) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar. 29)(Week 27)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:17PM13,825,00011,581,000 2,244,000 2.261.72 0.54
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,610,0006,449,000 (839,000)1.071.36 (0.29)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC7:00PM2,713,0003,598,000 (885,000)0.470.77 (0.30)REPEAT 7-8P vs. 7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,612,0002,300,000 (688,000)0.610.82 (0.21)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,970,0002,207,000 (237,000)0.830.97 (0.14)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:17PM11,467,00010,786,000 681,000 1.421.30 0.12
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,478,0005,793,000 (315,000)1.741.88 (0.14)
iHeart Radio AwardsNBC8:00PM5,261,000
5,261,000 1.69
1.69 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,644,000
2,644,000 1.01
1.01 REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:00PM
3,129,000 (3,129,000)
1.30 (1.30)
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,827,000
2,827,000 1.22
1.22 REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:17PM8,880,0008,432,000 448,000 1.030.99 0.04
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM5,145,0005,563,000 (418,000)1.311.47 (0.16)
Dateline SundayNBC9:00PM
5,403,000 (5,403,000)
1.16 (1.16)
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM3,398,0004,548,000 (1,150,000)1.371.90 (0.53)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,332,0004,230,000 (898,000)1.241.65 (0.41)
Battle CreekCBS10:17PM6,023,0006,054,000 (31,000)0.810.81 -
RevengeABC10:00PM4,225,0004,420,000 (195,000)1.001.07 (0.07)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,128,0007,260,000 (132,000)1.821.94 (0.12)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,763,00013,849,000 (86,000)2.072.04 0.03 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,865,00012,204,000 (339,000)3.223.37 (0.15)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM1,858,0003,927,000 (2,069,000)0.551.25 (0.70)REPEAT vs. Following
The OriginalsCW8:00PM532,000726,000 (194,000)0.140.23 (0.09)REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,654,0007,770,000 (116,000)1.831.86 (0.03)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,377,0009,704,000 (327,000)1.972.05 (0.08)
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,279,0003,749,000 (470,000)1.111.17 (0.06)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM407,000517,000 (110,000)0.110.18 (0.07)REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,167,0009,388,000 (221,000)1.511.58 (0.07)
CastleABC10:00PM8,162,0008,040,000 122,000 1.531.44 0.09
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,043,0005,438,000 (395,000)1.191.50 (0.31)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,600,00016,234,000 366,000 2.182.19 (0.01)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,827,0004,917,000 (90,000)1.341.44 (0.10)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,570,00011,619,000 (3,049,000)1.972.83 (0.86)REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,354,0003,774,000 (420,000)1.181.30 (0.12)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,669,0003,326,000 343,000 1.271.18 0.09
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM3,317,0003,529,000 (212,000)0.931.02 (0.09)
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM8,984,000
8,984,000 1.02
1.02 9-11P
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM
14,418,000 (14,418,000)
1.85 (1.85)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,259,0004,288,000 (29,000)1.441.54 (0.10)
UndateableNBC9:00PM4,977,0005,176,000 (199,000)1.441.50 (0.06)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,325,0001,635,000 690,000 1.040.64 0.40 vs. REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM1,808,0001,990,000 (182,000)0.690.72 (0.03)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM3,817,0003,794,000 23,000 1.181.16 0.02
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,889,0002,053,000 (164,000)0.700.85 (0.15)PREMIERE vs. Mindy
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM
9,149,000 (9,149,000)
1.46 (1.46)
ForeverABC10:00PM4,660,0004,421,000 239,000 1.070.94 0.13
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM3,875,0004,035,000 (160,000)0.871.00 (0.13)REPEAT vs. Night Shift










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,594,0009,644,000 (50,000)2.222.25 (0.03)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,641,0007,337,000 304,000 1.791.86 (0.07)
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,189,0006,423,000 (234,000)0.941.04 (0.10)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,481,0008,463,000 18,000 1.771.75 0.02 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,480,0002,857,000 (377,000)0.821.05 (0.23)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,211,0006,765,000 446,000 1.962.09 (0.13)
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM6,353,000
6,353,000 0.86
0.86 9-11P
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
10,078,000 (10,078,000)
2.08 (2.08)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,427,0008,710,000 717,000 2.972.88 0.09
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,254,0005,918,000 336,000 1.471.27 0.20
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,700,0001,699,000 1,000 0.600.73 (0.13)
black-ishABC9:30PM7,426,0006,430,000 996,000 2.402.06 0.34
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
8,160,000 (8,160,000)
1.44 (1.44)
NashvilleABC10:00PM5,049,0004,022,000 1,027,000 1.260.78 0.48 vs. On the Record
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,948,0006,335,000 613,000 1.581.48 0.10










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,888,000
13,888,000 3.37
3.37
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
6,955,000 (6,955,000)
1.91 (1.91)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM6,640,0008,182,000 (1,542,000)1.862.25 (0.39)
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,571,0006,218,000 353,000 1.271.02 0.25
BonesFox8:00PM4,744,0005,841,000 (1,097,000)1.111.30 (0.19)
The FlashCW8:00PM881,000646,000 235,000 0.250.25 - REPEAT vs. Vampire(R)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,697,000
8,697,000 1.87
1.87
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM8,338,000
8,338,000 1.81
1.81 REPEAT
ScandalABC9:00PM7,267,0008,063,000 (796,000)2.092.33 (0.24)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,697,0008,122,000 (425,000)1.591.59 -
BackstromFox9:00PM3,159,0003,585,000 (426,000)0.790.89 (0.10)
The FlashCW9:00PM861,000675,000 186,000 0.250.23 0.02 REPEAT vs. Reign(R)
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:25PM
4,782,000 (4,782,000)
1.44 (1.44)
MomCBS9:30PM8,623,000
8,623,000 2.01
2.01
NCAA BasketballCBS9:39PM
8,040,000 (8,040,000)
2.69 (2.69)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,482,000
7,482,000 1.22
1.22
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,687,0005,559,000 (872,000)1.071.25 (0.18)
The SlapNBC10:00PM3,133,0003,215,000 (82,000)0.680.67 0.01










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,141,000
6,141,000 1.20
1.20
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
5,832,000 (5,832,000)
1.55 (1.55)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,467,0004,398,000 2,069,000 1.200.81 0.39 vs. Cristela
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,520,0004,929,000 (409,000)1.001.05 (0.05)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,894,0002,998,000 (1,104,000)0.700.88 (0.18)8-10P
Here Comes Peter CottontailCW8:00PM1,299,0001,330,000 (31,000)0.400.42 (0.02)vs. Dixie
CristelaABC8:30PM5,475,0004,095,000 1,380,000 1.000.81 0.19
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,929,000
8,929,000 1.20
1.20
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,034,0005,163,000 (129,000)1.101.10 - REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,853,0005,692,000 161,000 1.201.03 0.17 9-11P
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM1,096,000
1,096,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM
677,000 (677,000)
0.22 (0.22)
NCAA In BetweenCBS9:30PM
3,990,000 (3,990,000)
1.15 (1.15)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,162,000
1,162,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NCAA BasketballCBS10:00PM
7,587,000 (7,587,000)
2.45 (2.45)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,667,000
10,667,000 1.30
1.30
20/20ABC10:00PM3,763,0004,911,000 (1,148,000)0.801.09 (0.29)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,681,0003,671,000 10,000 0.400.44 (0.04)REPEAT
Shark TankABC8:00PM2,880,0002,662,000 218,000 0.500.51 (0.01)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM1,751,000
1,751,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
World Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM
2,245,000 (2,245,000)
0.31 (0.31)
BackstromFox8:00PM1,155,0001,432,000 (277,000)0.300.35 (0.05)REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,549,0004,205,000 (656,000)0.500.69 (0.19)REPEAT
In An InstantABC9:00PM4,049,0003,341,000 708,000 0.700.66 0.04 9-11P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM1,536,000
1,536,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM1,042,0001,012,000 30,000 0.300.34 (0.04)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,095,0004,680,000 (585,000)0.600.75 (0.15)vs. REPEAT
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,007,0002,218,000 (211,000)0.400.59 (0.19)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 28 (Mar 30-April 5) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,888,0003.37
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,427,0002.97
black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,426,0002.40
MomCBS9:30PMThu8,623,0002.01
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,211,0001.96
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,697,0001.87
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,654,0001.83
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,128,0001.82
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu8,388,0001.81REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,641,0001.79
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue4,977,0001.44
The Last Man on EarthFox8:00PMSun3,398,0001.37
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,827,0001.34
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,332,0001.24
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,827,0001.22REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,467,0001.2
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue3,817,0001.18
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,325,0001.04
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,644,0001.01REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,475,0001.0
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,970,0000.83REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,889,0000.70PREMIERE
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,612,0000.61REPEAT
CristelaABC8:00PMFri

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

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
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

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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