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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.