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, January 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Triangulation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he’s dating, Nell (Beth Behrs), has a very upset husband, Oliver (Walton Goggins). Also, when Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work, he drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

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

Mom - "Sex Fog and a Mild-To-Moderate Panic Attack" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they’re not on the same page about their own wedding. Also, Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their “first time."

Life in Pieces - "Goose Friends Auction Fog" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen sings in Tyler’s band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim’s medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan’s friendship with a classmate.

Superstore - "High Volume Store" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When corporate announces that the store is getting an upgrade, Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) set out to discover the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) accidentally volunteers to be Glenn's (Mark McKinney) surrogate, and tries to get out of it.

The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Great News - "The Fast Track" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be.

K.C. Undercover - "Take Me out" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A high-school math whiz trains to be an undercover spy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Thursday, January 18

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:05am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11:15pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff talks about 12 Strong on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about her new OWN show The Paynes on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle talks about Life in Pieces on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Clinton Kelly and Valerie are serving up a delicious dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Futureman/Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed talks about Futureman on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.


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