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

Wednesday, January 16

The Goldbergs - "The Pina Colada Episode" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray and Geoff team up to pull Beverly, Barry and Erica out of their shared misery that Lainey has left town. Adam’s dread of gym class is amplified when Coach Mellor’s brother, Coach Nick (guest star Bill Goldberg), arrives and uses fear as a motivator. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor (guest star Bryan Callen) prepares for the next step of his life.

Schooled - "Lainey's All That" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hoping to gain respect among her colleagues at school, Lainey comes up with a misguided plan to give an awkward and insecure student a full makeover. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott and Coach Mellor take friendly competition to a new level when they are both romantically interested in the math teacher.

Modern Family - "Blasts from the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

Single Parents - "All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will’s ex, Mia (Vanessa Bayer), shows up unexpectedly for Sophie’s birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules with Sophie. Angie tries to help Will cope by having a fun girls’ night at her place and by giving some co-parenting advice, but Poppy reveals and Will quickly learns that Angie isn’t the best advice giver. Meanwhile, inspired by Mia’s humanitarian work, Miggy and Graham decide to give some items to charity but regret it immediately and seek out help from Douglas to get the items back.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Schitt's Creek - "The Crowening" / "Love Letters" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Moira films a movie in Bosnia, hoping to revive her career, while David tries to take his relationship to the next level; Moira loses sleep stressing over old love letters, while David and Stevie get held up at the store.

grown-ish - "In My Feelings" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The gang waits for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius.

You're the Worst - "The Pin in My Grenade" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Gretchen reveal that they're forgoing a traditional wedding, opting instead for a courthouse elopement.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Wednesday, January 16

  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Watch Lily and Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Frankie Shaw (SMILF/Blue Mountain State) - Frankie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Frankie and Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) also talk about Showtime's SMILF on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam talks about the YouTube original Champaign ILL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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