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 (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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.