Sunday, May 24, 2015

Final Week of 2014-15 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 35 TV Ratings (final three nights of season Mon-Wed): 

Households: N/A
Total Viewers: N/A
Adults 18-49: N/A

We have the final ratings for Week 34 (5/11/14-5/17/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC again won the week with a 1.8 rating. Then we had CBS at 1.2 followed by NBC at a 1.2, while Fox trailed with a only a 1.0 rating.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 7.33 million, followed by ABC with 7.27 million, then it was NBC's 5.53 million and Fox trailed with 3.49 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-5/17/15 LIVE+7), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.4 rating, followed by CBS with a 2.3, ABC in third with a 2.2 and Fox sliding to a 1.9.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 11.25 million, then NBC with 8.63 million, ABC is next with 7.96 million and Fox with 5.82 million.

Back to week 35 (May 18-25), 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 35 (May 18-24) Analysis

Last Sunday (May 17)(Week 34)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,990,0008,380,000 610,000 1.001.10 (0.10)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM6,410,0005,910,000 500,000 1.401.40 - FINALE
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM5,780,0005,070,000 710,000 1.000.90 0.10 7-9P vs. 7-8P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,570,0001,470,000 100,000 0.600.50 0.10 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,950,0001,440,000 510,000 0.900.60 0.30 vs. REPEAT
I Love Lucy SpecialCBS8:00PM6,400,0008,840,000 (2,440,000)0.901.20 (0.30)vs. 60 Min
Billboard Music AwardsABC8:00PM11,180,000
11,180,000 3.80
3.80 8-11P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
5,510,000 (5,510,000)
1.80 (1.80)
Dateline SundayNBC8:00PM
3,770,000 (3,770,000)
0.80 (0.80)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,820,0002,770,000 50,000 1.301.20 0.10 FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,350,0002,560,000 (210,000)1.101.30 (0.20)FINALE
Battle CreekCBS9:00PM5,100,0009,350,000 (4,250,000)0.601.20 (0.60)vs. Good Wife
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM4,800,0004,530,000 270,000 0.800.90 (0.10)FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,850,0002,570,000 280,000 1.301.20 0.10 FINALE vs. REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,440,0002,470,000 (30,000)1.101.20 (0.10)FINALE
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM5,300,0006,310,000 (1,010,000)0.600.80 (0.20)FINALE
4,800,000 (4,800,000)
1.30 (1.30)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM2,630,0002,690,000 (60,000)0.400.50 (0.10)FINALE


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,560,0006,960,000 600,000 2.001.60 0.40 FINALE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM14,350,00013,480,000 870,000 2.302.20 0.10 8-9P VS. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,320,00010,050,000 1,270,000 2.602.40 0.20 8-10P
The FollowingFox8:00PM3,130,0003,210,000 (80,000)1.001.00 -
CW MovieCW8:00PM480,000
480,000 0.10
0.10 8-10P
The OriginalsCW8:00PM
1,190,000 (1,190,000)
0.50 (0.50)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,750,0007,690,000 60,000 1.901.70 0.20 FINALE
StalkerCBS9:00PM6,790,0006,370,000 420,000 1.301.30 - FINALE
The BacheloretteABC9:00PM7,100,000
7,100,000 2.10
2.10 9-11P PREMIERE
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,050,0003,070,000 (20,000)0.901.00 (0.10)FINALE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM
1,240,000 (1,240,000)
0.50 (0.50)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,330,0008,210,000 1,120,000 1.401.30 0.10 FINALE
8,440,000 (8,440,000)
1.40 (1.40)
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,200,0004,920,000 280,000 1.201.20 - FINALE


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM9,150,00014,940,000 (5,790,000)1.002.00 (1.00)REPEAT
The BacheloretteABC8:00PM7,090,00010,160,000 (3,070,000)1.901.50 0.40 vs. DWTS Results
The VoiceNBC8:00PM7,830,0009,140,000 (1,310,000)1.602.10 (0.50)RECAP
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,510,0003,260,000 250,000 1.301.20 0.10
The FlashCW8:00PM3,870,0003,650,000 220,000 1.501.50 - FINALE
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM7,250,00013,610,000 (6,360,000)0.901.70 (0.80)REPEAT
Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM13,490,0003,880,000 9,610,000 2.301.30 1.00 FINALE 9-11P vs. SHIELD
The VoiceNBC9:00PM11,560,000
11,560,000 2.90
2.90 FINALE 9-11P
4,010,000 (4,010,000)
1.30 (1.30)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,510,0005,550,000 (2,040,000)1.301.30 - FINALE vs. Idol
iZombieCW9:00PM1,500,0001,700,000 (200,000)0.600.60 - FINALE
NCISCBS10:00PM6,480,0008,660,000 (2,180,000)0.901.20 (0.30)REPEAT VS. CSI Cyber


Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
6,660,000 (6,660,000)
1.50 (1.50)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,740,0009,610,000 130,000 2.302.30 - FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
500 QuestionsABC8:00PM5,060,000
5,060,000 1.20
The MiddleABC8:00PM
7,030,000 (7,030,000)
1.80 (1.80)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,050,0006,170,000 880,000 1.101.00 0.10 FINALE
MasterChefFox8:00PM3,390,0008,030,000 (4,640,000)1.201.70 (0.50)PREMIERE 8-10P VS. Idol
SupernaturalCW8:00PM970,0002,830,000 (1,860,000)0.301.00 (0.70)REPEAT vs. Arrow
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM
6,700,000 (6,700,000)
2.00 (2.00)
CSI: CyberCBS9:00PM
6,680,000 (6,680,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,200,0008,130,000 (930,000)2.302.70 (0.40)FINALE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,960,0006,820,000 140,000 1.401.50 (0.10)FINALE
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,730,0001,750,000 (20,000)0.700.70 - FINALE
black-ishABC9:30PM5,360,0006,140,000 (780,000)1.602.00 (0.40)FINALE
Survivor ReunionCBS10:00PM7,210,0006,680,000 530,000 1.801.20 0.60 vs. CSI Cyber
Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM3,230,0004,650,000 (1,420,000)1.001.20 (0.20)PREMIERE vs. Nashville
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,210,0006,940,000 270,000 1.401.60 (0.20)FINALE

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 35 (May 18-24) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,200,0002.30FINALE
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,560,0002.00FINALE
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,750,0001.90FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu8,000,0001.60REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu6,400,0001.30REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,850,0001.30FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,820,0001.30FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,350,0001.10FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,440,0001.10FINALE
Mike & MollyCBS9:30PMThu5,080,0001.00REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,950,0000.90
I Love Lucy SpecialCBS8:00PMSun6,440,0000.90REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,570,0000.60REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon

The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun

Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue


The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue


The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

The MiddleABC8:00PMWed


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri


American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 25

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: The Heckoning" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

American Housewife - "Westport Zombies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Louisween" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Louis’ favorite holiday, and he makes every attempt to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she is buried in her word processor, drafting her first horror novel. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan debate costume choices, and Eddie and his crew are excited to party with high schoolers at Nicole’s house.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Halloween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Halloween arrives, or what Kenny refers to as “the gay Super Bowl,” he plans to go to Boystown to watch the festive costume parade. In an effort to prevent Kenny from attending, Eileen agrees to let him throw his own Halloween party at home. Eileen’s tolerance is ultimately tested when Kenny recruits Stuart and his gay friends to join the big party, and he makes a BIG costume change. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon plan to pull off an epic Halloween prank.

Atlanta - "Junteenth" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh.

Family Time - "Head of House" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When the Stallworths have an unexpected visitor, they learn of a vicious crime that took place in their home years ago.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Tuesday, October 25

  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) and David Koechner (Another Period/Hank/The Office) - Mary and David are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn plays a celeb guessing game with Rach, who’s serving up no-fail make-your-own takeout, on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Don is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.