Sunday, May 10, 2015

NBC Upfront 2015-16: Fall 2015 Schedule; Week 33 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did


NBC 2015-16

Fall 2015


Mondays
8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM Blindspot (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM Heartbreaker (NEW!)
10:00PM Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (NEW!)  / Chicago Fire (Nov)

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Mysteries of Laura
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Chicago P.D.

Thursdays
8:00PM Heroes Reborn (NEW!)
9:00PM The Blacklist
10:00PM The Player (NEW!)

Fridays
8:00PM Undateable
8:30PM People Are Talking (NEW!)
9:00PM Grimm
10:00PM Dateline

Saturdays
8:00PM Dateline Mystery
10:00PM SNL Classics

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:20PM Sunday Night Football 

unscheduled, Mid-Season 2016:
DRAMA: Chicago Med, Game of Silence, The Night Shift and Shades of Blue
COMEDY: Hot and Bothered, Coach, Crowded, Superstore and You, Me and  the End of the World.
REALITY: American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent, Celebrity Apprentice, The Biggest Loser, Food Fighters, Last Comic Standing, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and Hollywood Game Night

Notes: NBC also has the live musical event The Wiz Live in December. Dolly Parton's movie Coat of Many Colors and the miniseries The Reaper are also on tap.

Discuss NBC's 2015-16 line-up and also you can view complete program information.


2014-15 Week 33 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

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

We have the final ratings for Week 32 (4/27/15-5/3/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC won the week with a 1.5 rating. Then we had CBS at 1.3 followed by NBC at a 1.2, while Fox trailed with a only a 1.0 rating.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 8.311 million, followed by ABC with 6.482 million, then it was NBC's 5.587 million and Fox trailed with 3.4 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-5/3/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.09 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.84, ABC in third with a 1.61 and Fox sliding to a 1.58.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.568 million, then NBC with 7.656 million, ABC is next with 6.386 million and Fox with 4.952 million.

Back to week 33 (May 4-10), 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:


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Week 33 (May 4-10) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 3)(Week 32)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,680,00010,390,000 (1,710,000)0.901.10 (0.20)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,610,0006,030,000 (420,000)1.401.50 (0.10)
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM4,960,0006,080,000 (1,120,000)0.801.10 (0.30)7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,980,0001,650,000 330,000 0.700.60 0.10 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,240,0002,040,000 200,000 1.000.90 0.10
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,670,00010,460,000 (790,000)1.001.00 -
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,310,0005,210,000 100,000 1.701.70 -
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,120,0003,330,000 (210,000)1.301.50 (0.20)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,720,0002,780,000 (60,000)1.201.50 (0.30)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,350,0008,740,000 (390,000)0.901.00 (0.10)
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM6,530,0005,830,000 700,000 1.801.70 0.10 FINALE
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM5,470,0005,770,000 (300,000)1.101.10 -
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,680,0003,170,000 510,000 1.701.60 0.10
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,510,0003,290,000 220,000 1.401.40 -
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM6,180,0006,140,000 40,000 0.700.70 -
RevengeABC10:00PM4,820,0004,450,000 370,000 1.201.00 0.20
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM3,110,0002,780,000 330,000 0.500.50 -




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,430,0006,570,000 (140,000)1.701.60 0.10
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,430,00013,220,000 (790,000)1.902.00 (0.10)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,900,00010,490,000 (590,000)2.302.60 (0.30)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,930,0004,580,000 350,000 1.701.50 0.20 FINALE
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,140,0001,200,000 (60,000)0.500.50 -
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM6,790,0007,190,000 (400,000)1.601.70 (0.10)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM7,220,000
7,220,000 1.50
1.50 REPEAT
StalkerCBS9:00PM
5,700,000 (5,700,000)
1.30 (1.30)
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,220,0003,460,000 (240,000)1.101.20 (0.10)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,050,0001,060,000 (10,000)0.500.40 0.10
David Letterman SpecialCBS9:30PM8,140,000
8,140,000 1.50
1.50 930-11P
NCIS LACBS10:00PM
7,820,000 (7,820,000)
1.40 (1.40)
CastleABC10:00PM8,260,0008,310,000 (50,000)1.401.30 0.10
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,530,0004,940,000 590,000 1.301.20 0.10










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,050,00014,850,000 (800,000)2.002.00 -
Dancing ResultsABC8:00PM10,290,00010,070,000 220,000 1.401.70 (0.30)vs. DWTS 10th Ann
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,990,0009,490,000 (500,000)2.002.20 (0.20)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,750,0003,250,000 500,000 1.201.10 0.10
The FlashCW8:00PM3,620,0003,930,000 (310,000)1.401.50 (0.10)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,350,00014,550,000 (1,200,000)1.601.90 (0.30)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,450,0004,570,000 (120,000)1.501.50 -
UndateableNBC9:00PM4,210,0004,530,000 (320,000)1.301.20 0.10 9-10P vs. 9-930
New GirlFox9:00PM2,220,0002,070,000 150,000 1.101.00 0.10
iZombieCW9:00PM1,620,0001,690,000 (70,000)0.600.70 (0.10)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM
3,080,000 (3,080,000)
0.80 (0.80)
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,550,0001,420,000 130,000 0.600.60 -
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM8,180,0008,450,000 (270,000)1.101.40 (0.30)
ForeverABC10:00PM4,130,0005,880,000 (1,750,000)1.101.40 (0.30)FINALE vs. 20/20
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,760,0006,850,000 (90,000)1.601.60 -










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,220,0009,250,000 (30,000)2.102.20 (0.10)
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,990,0007,390,000 (400,000)1.702.00 (0.30)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,040,0004,370,000 1,670,000 0.900.70 0.20 vs. Fire(R)
American IdolFox8:00PM6,930,0007,360,000 (430,000)1.401.60 (0.20)8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,540,0002,390,000 150,000 1.000.90 0.10
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,810,0006,770,000 40,000 2.002.10 (0.10)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,610,0008,720,000 890,000 1.801.80 -
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,570,0008,000,000 570,000 2.902.90 -
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,110,0008,070,000 (1,960,000)1.201.80 (0.60)vs. P.D.
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,450,0001,740,000 (290,000)0.600.70 (0.10)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,890,0005,940,000 950,000 2.202.00 0.20
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM7,330,0007,230,000 100,000 1.201.20 -
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,990,0004,700,000 290,000 1.301.30 -
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,540,0009,280,000 (2,740,000)1.402.10 (0.70)vs. SVU










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,640,00013,850,000 790,000 3.703.40 0.30 FINALE
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,740,0008,740,000 (1,000,000)2.102.60 (0.50)8-9P vs. 8-10P
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM3,310,0003,100,000 210,000 0.600.50 0.10 REPEAT vs. Blacklist(R)
BonesFox8:00PM4,490,0004,290,000 200,000 1.101.00 0.10 8-10P vs. 8-9P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,320,0001,210,000 110,000 0.600.50 0.10
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,190,0009,160,000 (970,000)1.802.00 (0.20)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PM7,030,0008,780,000 (1,750,000)1.502.00 (0.50)vs. Mom
ScandalABC9:00PM7,440,000
7,440,000 2.20
2.20
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,900,0006,600,000 300,000 1.401.20 0.20
BackstromFox9:00PM
2,800,000 (2,800,000)
0.70 (0.70)
ReignCW9:00PM970,000840,000 130,000 0.300.30 -
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,980,0007,710,000 (730,000)1.401.70 (0.30)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM6,920,0007,030,000 (110,000)1.101.20 (0.10)
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,170,0003,630,000 540,000 1.000.90 0.10
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,910,0005,010,000 (100,000)0.800.90 (0.10)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,468,0005,520,000 (52,000)1.001.10 (0.10)
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,580,0007,070,000 (490,000)1.501.60 (0.10)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,284,0004,220,000 64,000 1.000.90 0.10
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,297,0002,530,000 (1,233,000)0.400.70 (0.30)8-10P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,380,000670,000 710,000 0.500.20 0.30 vs. Cedric
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,229,000720,000 509,000 0.300.30 - REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,367,0008,600,000 (233,000)1.101.20 (0.10)
Beyond the TankABC9:00PM5,566,0006,380,000 (814,000)1.401.60 (0.20)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,699,0005,440,000 259,000 1.101.00 0.10 9-11P
The MessengersCW9:00PM679,000650,000 29,000 0.200.20 -
Hawaii Five-0CBS10:00PM8,118,00011,280,000 (3,162,000)1.001.30 (0.30)FINALE vs. Bloods
20/20ABC10:00PM5,047,0004,390,000 657,000 1.201.00 0.20
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,580,0004,400,000 (820,000)0.500.50 - REPEAT
NBA PlayoffsABC8:00PM3,970,000
3,970,000 1.50
1.50 8-11P
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,220,000 (2,220,000)
0.60 (0.60)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM2,000,000
2,000,000 0.30
0.30 8-10P REPEAT
PGA TourNBC8:00PM
2,160,000 (2,160,000)
0.40 (0.40)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,000,0001,180,000 (180,000)0.300.40 (0.10)REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,660,0004,690,000 (1,030,000)0.600.50 0.10 REPEAT
BonesFox9:00PM1,670,0001,310,000 360,000 0.400.30 0.10 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,450,0005,080,000 370,000 0.800.80 -
Shark TankABC10:00PM
2,550,000 (2,550,000)
0.60 (0.60)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,390,000
2,390,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT


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 33 (May 4-10) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,640,0003.70FINALE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,570,0002.90
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,890,0002.20
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,810,0002.00
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,190,0001.80
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,990,0001.70
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon6,430,0001.70
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,680,0001.70
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon6,790,0001.60
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PMThu7,030,0001.50preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon7,220,0001.50REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu6,980,0001.40REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,510,0001.40
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,120,0001.30
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue4,210,0001.301-hr
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,720,0001.20
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,220,0001.10
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,240,0001.00
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,980,0000.70REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,550,0000.60
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun

preempted
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
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

completed
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.