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

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 21

The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

Modern Family - "Wine Weekend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley’s new boss’ country house where the only rule is: Don’t touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah’s house but can’t bring anyone else.

American Housewife - "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

Schitt's Creek - "The Gesture" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David looks for a way to reconcile with Patrick after spending time away from him; Moira pitches the idea of a singles week event.

grown-ish - "Crew Love" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The crew prepares for Freshman Formal; Jazz revels in a new relationship.

Alone Together - "Property Management" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Watch Charlie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kim Matula (LA to Vegas) - Kim stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie visits The Wendy Williams Show and Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones and Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Jason and Natalie are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie opens up about his alcoholic father's rough childhood – and why he doesn't hold anything against him today on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Portlandia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove talks about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 4pm.