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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.