Sunday, May 03, 2015

Week 32 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 32 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 31 (4/20/15-4/26/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC won the week with a 1.9 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 8.41 million, followed by ABC with 7.37 million, then it was NBC's 5.51 million and Fox trailed with 3.4 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-4/26/15 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 32 (April 27-May 3), 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 32 (April 27-May 3) Analysis

Last Sunday (April 26)(Week 31)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,390,0009,999,000 391,000 1.101.18 (0.08)
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM6,030,0006,434,000 (404,000)1.501.37 0.13
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM6,080,0004,339,000 1,741,000 1.100.76 0.34 7-9P vs. 7-8P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,650,0001,878,000 (228,000)0.600.68 (0.08)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,040,0001,894,000 146,000 0.900.84 0.06 vs. REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,460,000
10,460,000 1.00
ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM
15,978,000 (15,978,000)
3.65 (3.65)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,210,0005,116,000 94,000 1.701.66 0.04
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC8:00PM
4,005,000 (4,005,000)
0.58 (0.58)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,330,0003,233,000 97,000 1.501.37 0.13
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,780,0002,003,000 777,000 1.500.89 0.61 vs. REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,740,000
8,740,000 1.00
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM5,830,0005,127,000 703,000 1.701.48 0.22
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM5,770,0006,357,000 (587,000)1.101.16 (0.06)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,170,0003,301,000 (131,000)1.601.65 (0.05)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,290,0003,405,000 (115,000)1.401.38 0.02
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM6,140,000
6,140,000 0.70
RevengeABC10:00PM4,450,0003,902,000 548,000 1.001.02 (0.02)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM2,780,0003,110,000 (330,000)0.500.52 (0.02)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,570,0007,525,000 (955,000)1.602.06 (0.46)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,220,00013,416,000 (196,000)2.002.07 (0.07)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,490,00010,585,000 (95,000)2.602.61 (0.01)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,580,0004,435,000 145,000 1.501.56 (0.06)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,200,0001,297,000 (97,000)0.500.53 (0.03)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,190,0008,134,000 (944,000)1.702.02 (0.32)
StalkerCBS9:00PM5,700,00010,710,000 (5,010,000)1.302.17 (0.87)vs. Scorpion
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,460,0003,405,000 55,000 1.201.17 0.03
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,060,0001,052,000 8,000 0.400.42 (0.02)
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,820,0008,827,000 (1,007,000)1.401.44 (0.04)
CastleABC10:00PM8,310,0008,336,000 (26,000)1.301.42 (0.12)
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM4,940,0005,371,000 (431,000)1.201.27 (0.07)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,850,00010,194,000 4,656,000 2.000.99 1.01 vs. REPEAT
Dancing 10th Anniv.ABC8:00PM10,070,000
10,070,000 1.70
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM
5,075,000 (5,075,000)
1.50 (1.50)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,490,00011,249,000 (1,759,000)2.202.57 (0.37)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,250,0003,466,000 (216,000)1.101.16 (0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,930,0003,751,000 179,000 1.501.32 0.18
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM
3,560,000 (3,560,000)
1.14 (1.14)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,550,0009,959,000 4,591,000 1.901.09 0.81 vs. REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,570,0004,449,000 121,000 1.501.61 (0.11)
UndateableNBC9:00PM4,530,0004,853,000 (323,000)1.201.36 (0.16)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,070,0001,359,000 711,000 1.000.59 0.41 vs. REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM1,690,0001,797,000 (107,000)0.700.62 0.08
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM3,080,0003,760,000 (680,000)0.801.11 (0.31)
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,420,0001,207,000 213,000 0.600.53 0.07
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM8,450,0008,422,000 28,000 1.401.24 0.16 vs. CSI Cyber
20/20 CaptiveABC10:00PM5,880,0004,043,000 1,837,000 1.400.95 0.45 vs. Forever
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,850,0006,716,000 134,000 1.601.58 0.02

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,250,00010,192,000 (942,000)2.202.45 (0.25)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,390,0007,820,000 (430,000)2.001.81 0.19
Chicago FireNBC8:00PM4,370,0006,414,000 (2,044,000)0.700.97 (0.27)REPEAT vs. Laura
American IdolFox8:00PM7,360,0007,465,000 (105,000)1.601.54 0.06 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,390,0002,717,000 (327,000)0.900.95 (0.05)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,770,0007,161,000 (391,000)2.102.11 (0.01)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,720,00010,060,000 (1,340,000)1.802.01 (0.21)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,000,0008,850,000 (850,000)2.902.96 (0.06)
Chicago P.D.NBC9:00PM8,070,0003,835,000 4,235,000 1.800.76 1.04 vs. SVU(R)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,740,0001,633,000 107,000 0.700.67 0.03
black-ishABC9:30PM5,940,0006,572,000 (632,000)2.002.08 (0.08)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM7,230,0008,265,000 (1,035,000)1.201.50 (0.30)
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,700,0005,316,000 (616,000)1.301.29 0.01
Law & Order: SVUNBC10:00PM9,280,0004,174,000 5,106,000 2.100.88 1.22 vs. Chicago PD(R)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,850,00014,632,000 (782,000)3.403.60 (0.20)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,740,0009,546,000 (806,000)2.602.81 (0.21)8-10P vs. 8-9P
BlacklistNBC8:00PM3,100,0003,442,000 (342,000)0.500.48 0.02 REPEAT
BonesFox8:00PM4,290,0004,654,000 (364,000)1.000.96 0.04
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,210,0001,366,000 (156,000)0.500.63 (0.13)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM9,160,0009,368,000 (208,000)2.002.01 (0.01)
MomCBS9:00PM8,780,0009,014,000 (234,000)2.001.93 0.07
7,787,000 (7,787,000)
2.29 (2.29)
BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,600,0007,465,000 (865,000)1.201.49 (0.29)
BackstromFox9:00PM2,800,0003,004,000 (204,000)0.700.78 (0.08)
ReignCW9:00PM840,000824,000 16,000 0.300.29 0.01
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,710,0008,316,000 (606,000)1.701.70 - REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,030,0007,729,000 (699,000)1.201.32 (0.12)
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,630,0004,047,000 (417,000)0.900.92 (0.02)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,010,0005,666,000 (656,000)0.900.86 0.04

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,535,0005,750,000 (215,000)1.001.10 (0.10)
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,921,0007,940,000 (1,019,000)1.601.80 (0.20)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,222,0004,660,000 (438,000)0.901.00 (0.10)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM2,557,0003,010,000 (453,000)0.700.90 (0.20)8-10P
Cedric's Barber BattleCW8:00PM747,000820,000 (73,000)0.300.30 -
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM742,000780,000 (38,000)0.300.30 -
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,481,0008,350,000 131,000 1.201.10 0.10
Beyond the TankABC9:00PM6,305,000
6,305,000 1.50
20/20 Bruce JennerABC9:00PM
17,100,000 (17,100,000)
5.20 (5.20)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,373,0004,360,000 1,013,000 1.000.90 0.10 9-11P
The MessengersCW9:00PM647,000770,000 (123,000)0.200.20 -
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,016,0009,990,000 1,026,000 1.301.00 0.30 FINALE
4,446,000 1.00



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,640,000 (3,640,000)
0.50 (0.50)REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,760,000 (2,760,000)
0.70 (0.70)8-10P
NHL Stanley Cup NBC8:00PM
2,690,000 (2,690,000)
0.80 (0.80)8-11P
910,000 (910,000)
0.20 (0.20)8-10P vs. UFC
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,740,000 (3,740,000)
0.50 (0.50)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
5,030,000 (5,030,000)
0.80 (0.80)
Shark TankABC10:00PM
3,030,000 (3,030,000)
0.80 (0.80)REPEAT vs. Castle(R)



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 32 (April 26-May 3) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,850,0003.40
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,000,0002.90
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,770,0002.10
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu9,160,0002.00
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,390,0002.00
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,190,0001.70
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu7,710,0001.70REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon6,570,0001.60
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,170,0001.60
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,330,0001.50
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,780,0001.50
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,290,0001.40
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,070,0001.00
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,040,0000.90
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue3,080,0000.80
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,650,0000.60REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,420,0000.60
The GoldbergsABC9:30PMWed

The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun


Family GuyFox8:30PMSun

Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri


The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue



Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.