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
RevengeABC10:00PM
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




















Monday

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
CastleABC10:00PM
8,440,000 (8,440,000)
1.40 (1.40)
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,200,0004,920,000 280,000 1.201.20 - FINALE










Tuesday

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
UndateableNBC9:00PM
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
ForeverABC10:00PM

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










Wednesday
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
1.20 PREMIERE
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
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,360,0001.60FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu6,400,0001.30REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,850,0001.30FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,820,0001.30FINALE
MomCBS9:00PMThu5,900,0001.20REPEAT
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

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

canceled
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

canceled
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

canceled
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

canceled
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

canceled
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

canceled
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun

canceled
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
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

canceled
Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

canceled
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

completed
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

completed
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue

completed
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
New GirlFox9:00PMTue

completed
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

completed
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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