Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.65/13 rating/share (+32% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 4.96/8 (+12%); #3. ABC 4.36/7 (-10%); #4. Fox 2.53/4 (-8%); #5. The CW 0.73/1 (-24%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.705 million (+38% from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 7.909 million (+15%); #3. ABC 6.633 million (-10%); #4. Fox 3.983 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.161 million (-25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.88/9 rating/share (+80% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 1.91/6 (+19%); #3. ABC 1.45/5 (-14%); #4. Fox 1.03/3 (-10%) #5. The CW 0.38/1 (-27%)

We have the final ratings for Week 28 (3/30/15-4/5/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC won the week with a 1.40 rating. Then we had NBC at 1.31 followed by CBS at a 1.29, while Fox trailed with a only a 0.90 rating.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 8.089 million, followed by ABC with 6.434 million, then it was NBC's 5.804 million and Fox trailed with 3.155 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-4/9/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.15 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.85, ABC moved up to third with a 1.62 and Fox dropped to fourth with a 1.61.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.594 million, then NBC with 7.823 million, ABC is next with 6.405 million and Fox with 5.041 million.

Back to week 29 (April 6-12), 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 29 (April 6-12) Analysis















Last Sunday (April 5)(Week 28)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,992,00013,825,000(5,833,000)0.952.26(1.31)
The Ten CommandmentsABC7:00PM6,876,000
6,876,000 1.42
1.42 7-1104P
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM
5,610,000(5,610,000)
1.07(1.07)
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM3,751,0002,713,0001,038,000 0.770.470.30 vs. Voice(R)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,420,0001,612,000(192,000)0.410.61(0.20)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,626,0001,970,000(344,000)0.630.83(0.20)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,273,00011,467,000(2,194,000)1.091.42(0.33)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
5,478,000(5,478,000)
1.74(1.74)
Dateline SundayNBC8:00PM4,640,000
4,640,000 0.97
0.97
iHeart Radio AwardsNBC8:00PM
5,261,000(5,261,000)
1.69(1.69)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,485,0002,644,000(159,000)1.041.010.03 REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,487,0002,827,000(340,000)1.081.22(0.14)REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,832,0008,880,000(1,048,000)1.051.030.02
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM
5,145,000(5,145,000)
1.31(1.31)
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM9,676,000
9,676,000 2.33
2.33 PREMIERE
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM2,056,0003,398,000(1,342,000)0.781.37(0.59)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,870,0003,332,000(1,462,000)0.711.24(0.53)REPEAT
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM5,584,0006,023,000(439,000)0.720.81(0.09)
RevengeABC10:00PM
4,225,000(4,225,000)
1.00(1.00)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM5,372,000
5,372,000 1.14
1.14 PREMIERE




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM4,993,0007,128,000(2,135,000)0.991.82(0.83)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,751,00013,763,000(12,000)2.032.07(0.04)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,967,00011,865,000(898,000)2.933.22(0.29)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,001,0001,858,000143,000 0.540.55(0.01)REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,118,000532,000586,000 0.480.140.34 vs. REPEAT
NCAA Pre GameCBS8:30PM7,903,0007,654,000249,000 2.201.830.37 vs. Molly
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:10PM28,263,000
28,263,000 9.12
9.12 910-1128
ScorpionCBS9:00PM
9,377,000(9,377,000)
1.97(1.97)
The FollowingFox9:00PM2,947,0003,279,000(332,000)0.951.11(0.16)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM926,000407,000519,000 0.350.110.24 vs. REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM
9,167,000(9,167,000)
1.51(1.51)
CastleABC10:00PM5,462,0008,162,000(2,700,000)0.761.53(0.77)REPEAT
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,530,0005,043,000487,000 1.381.190.19










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,845,00016,600,000245,000 2.142.18(0.04)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,852,0004,827,00025,000 1.401.340.06
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,073,0008,570,0002,503,000 2.701.970.73 8-10P vs. 8-9P REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,502,0003,354,000148,000 1.241.180.06
The FlashCW8:00PM1,546,0003,669,000(2,123,000)0.481.27(0.79)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,587,0003,317,000270,000 1.010.930.08 REPEAT vs. Repeat After Me
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,333,000
14,333,000 1.73
1.73
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM
8,984,000(8,984,000)
1.02(1.02)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,238,0004,259,000(21,000)1.541.440.10
UndateableNBC9:00PM
4,977,000(4,977,000)
1.44(1.44)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,139,0002,325,000(186,000)0.941.04(0.10)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,767,0001,808,000(41,000)0.670.69(0.02)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM
3,817,000(3,817,000)
1.18(1.18)
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,705,0001,889,000(184,000)0.690.70(0.01)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM8,673,000
8,673,000 1.25
1.25
ForeverABC10:00PM4,057,0004,660,000(603,000)0.921.07(0.15)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,433,0003,875,0004,558,000 1.980.871.11 vs. REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,840,0009,594,000246,000 2.452.220.23
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,280,0007,641,000(361,000)1.871.790.08
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,642,0006,189,0003,453,000 2.170.941.23 vs. Laura
American IdolFox8:00PM6,582,0008,481,000(1,899,000)1.401.77(0.37)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM998,0002,480,000(1,482,000)0.240.82(0.58)REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,544,0007,211,000(667,000)1.951.96(0.01)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,394,000
10,394,000 2.10
2.10
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM
6,353,000(6,353,000)
0.86(0.86)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,860,0009,427,000(3,567,000)1.722.97(1.25)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,307,0006,254,0001,053,000 1.761.470.29
SupernaturalCW9:00PM848,0001,700,000(852,000)0.260.60(0.34)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM6,094,0007,426,000(1,332,000)1.942.40(0.46)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM8,248,000
8,248,000 1.46
1.46
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,612,0005,049,000(437,000)1.081.26(0.18)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,732,0006,948,000(216,000)1.511.58(0.07)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,778,00013,888,000890,000 3.543.370.17
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM4,567,0006,640,000(2,073,000)1.111.86(0.75)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,187,0006,571,000(2,384,000)0.911.27(0.36)REPEAT vs. Dateline
BonesFox8:00PM5,035,0004,744,000291,000 1.051.11(0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM976,000881,00095,000 0.270.250.02 REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM9,725,0008,697,0001,028,000 2.091.870.22
MomCBS9:00PM9,030,0008,338,000692,000 1.971.810.16 vs. Bang(R)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM7,419,0007,267,000152,000 2.112.090.02 vs. Scandal
BlacklistNBC9:00PM3,870,0007,697,000(3,827,000)0.791.59(0.80)REPEAT
BackstromFox9:00PM3,292,0003,159,000133,000 0.830.790.04
The FlashCW9:00PM1,107,000861,000246,000 0.300.250.05 REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,833,0008,623,000(790,000)1.812.01(0.20)REPEAT vs. Mom
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,028,0007,482,000(454,000)1.241.220.02
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,400,0004,687,000(287,000)0.901.07(0.17)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,050,0003,133,0001,917,000 1.120.680.44 vs. Slap










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,846,0006,065,000(219,000)1.101.29(0.19)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,352,0006,558,000(206,000)1.201.21(0.01)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,797,0004,507,000290,000 1.100.990.11
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,905,0001,928,000(23,000)0.600.72(0.12)8-10P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,620,000
1,620,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Here Comes Peter CottontailCW8:00PM
1,018,000(1,018,000)
0.26(0.26)
CristelaABC8:30PM5,154,0005,428,000(274,000)1.001.00-
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,685,000
1,685,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,637,0008,870,000(233,000)1.101.19(0.09)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,559,0005,037,0001,522,000 1.501.070.43 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,275,0005,930,000(655,000)1.101.18(0.08)9-11P
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,068,000
1,068,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM
782,000(782,000)
0.25(0.25)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
790,000(790,000)
0.29(0.29)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,133,00010,703,000(570,000)1.201.28(0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,975,0003,745,0002,230,000 1.400.830.57
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,620,0003,651,000969,000 0.700.380.32 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC8:00PM2,480,0002,920,000(440,000)0.400.52(0.12)REPEAT vs. Tank(R)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM1,900,000
1,900,000 0.40
0.40
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM
1,725,000(1,725,000)
0.30(0.30)
NASCAR Sprint CupFox8:00PM4,650,000
4,650,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P
BackstromFox8:00PM
1,110,000(1,110,000)
0.26(0.26)
NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM2,820,000
2,820,000 0.80
0.80 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,880,0003,620,000260,000 0.600.550.05 REPEAT
In An InstantABC9:00PM2,890,0004,029,000(1,139,000)0.400.72(0.32)9-11P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM
1,529,000(1,529,000)
0.24(0.24)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM
928,000(928,000)
0.27(0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,070,0004,238,000832,000 0.900.630.27
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,032,000(2,032,000)
0.46(0.46)


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 29 (April 6-12) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,778,0003.54
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu9,725,0002.09
MomCBS9:00PMThu9,030,0001.97
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,544,0001.95
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,094,0001.94
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,280,0001.87
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu7,833,0001.81REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,860,0001.72REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,852,0001.40
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,352,0001.2
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,487,0001.08REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,485,0001.04REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,587,0001.01REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,154,0001.0
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon4,993,0000.99REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,139,0000.94
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun2,056,0000.78REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,870,0000.71REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,705,0000.69
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,626,0000.63REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,420,0000.41REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
CristelaABC8:00PMFri

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

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
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 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comet Polarization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon’s comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart’s store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny’s astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

Young Sheldon - "Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn).

Mom - "Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy considers getting a new sponsor, Nora (Yvette Nicole Brown), after witnessing Marjorie have a major meltdown in a grocery store, and Bonnie tries her hand at being a supportive friend.

Life in Pieces - "Portrait Plagiarism Renter Scam" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen is offered a custom painting as payment from a hot new artist, she is thrilled until she sees the final product. Also, Sophia convinces Matt and Colleen to use her idea for a children’s book but it isn’t a new concept; Tyler and Clementine advertise their tiny house as a rental property; and John and Joan fall prey to a sleazy IRS scam.

Superstore - "Gender Reveal" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The store hosts a gender reveal party for Glenn (Mark McKinney) and his wife Jerusha (Kerri Kenney), just as Dina (Lauren Ash) is freaking out at the realities of having to deliver a baby. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) receives some unsettling news.

A.P. Bio - "Eight Pigs and a Bat" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Jack's (Glenn Howerton) students anonymously reports him for canceling their much-anticipated fetal pig dissection, he sets out to find the snitch. Durbin's (Patton Oswalt) chances at Principal of the Year are in jeopardy when the superintendent visits.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Champions - "Grandma Dearest" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vince begrudgingly reconnects with his mother, Gayle (Carolyn Hennesy), so Michael can complete a school project.

Nobodies - "Double Fault" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Hugh enlist the help of Blaine Kaine to break some unfortunate news to Larry; Mark-Paul, Sam, Rachel and Hugh have a tennis double date; Larry is forced to move in with Pat after Jen kicks him out.

Atlanta - "Woods" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It is believed wealth has something to do with Paper Boi's attitude.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 16)

Thursday, April 19

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) - Erica guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner/Knight & Daye) - Shiri talks about Lifetime's UnREAL on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory talks about I Feel Pretty on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Eddie Leavy (A.P. Bio) - Eddie talks about A.P. Bio on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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