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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.