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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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 - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.