Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week 34 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 34 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 33 (5/4/14-5/10/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC again won the week with a 1.6 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 8.103 million, followed by ABC with 6.568 million, then it was NBC's 5.438 million and Fox trailed with 3.194 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-5/10/15 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 2.0.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 11.3 million, then NBC with 8.68 million, ABC is next with 7.93 million and Fox with 5.86 million.

Back to week 34 (May 11-17), 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 34 (May 11-17) Analysis

Last Sunday (May 10)(Week 33)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,380,0008,680,000(300,000)1.100.900.20
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM5,910,0005,610,000300,000 1.401.40-
PGA/Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM5,070,0004,960,000110,000 0.900.800.10 7-8P vs. 7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,470,0001,980,000(510,000)0.500.70(0.20)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,440,0002,240,000(800,000)0.601.00(0.40)REPEAT
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM8,840,0009,670,000(830,000) vs. Madam
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,510,0005,310,000200,000 1.801.700.10 FINALE 8-10P VS 8-9P
Dateline SundayNBC8:00PM3,770,000
3,770,000 0.80
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,770,0003,120,000(350,000)1.201.30(0.10)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,560,0002,720,000(160,000)1.301.200.10
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,350,0008,350,0001,000,000 1.200.900.30
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM4,530,0005,470,000(940,000)0.901.10(0.20)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,570,0003,680,000(1,110,000)1.201.70(0.50)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,470,0003,510,000(1,040,000)1.201.40(0.20)vs. Last Man
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM6,310,0006,180,000130,000 0.800.700.10
RevengeABC10:00PM4,800,0004,820,000(20,000)1.301.200.10 FINALE
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM2,690,0003,110,000(420,000)0.500.50-


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM6,960,0006,430,000530,000 1.601.70(0.10)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,480,00012,430,0001,050,000 2.201.900.30 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,050,0009,900,000150,000 2.402.300.10 8-10P
The FollowingFox8:00PM3,210,0004,930,000(1,720,000)1.001.70(0.70)vs. Gotham
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,190,0001,140,00050,000 0.500.50- FINALE
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,690,0006,790,000900,000 1.701.600.10
6,370,000 1.30
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM
The FollowingFox9:00PM3,070,0003,220,000(150,000)1.001.10(0.10)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,240,0001,050,000190,000 0.500.50- FINALE
David Letterman SpecialCBS9:30PM
NCIS LACBS10:00PM8,210,000
8,210,000 1.30
CastleABC10:00PM8,440,0008,260,000180,000 1.401.40- FINALE
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM4,920,0005,530,000(610,000)1.201.30(0.10)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,940,00014,050,000890,000 2.002.00- FINALE
Dancing ResultsABC8:00PM10,160,00010,290,000(130,000)1.501.400.10
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,140,0008,990,000150,000
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,260,0003,750,000(490,000)1.201.20-
The FlashCW8:00PM3,650,0003,620,00030,000 1.501.400.10
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,610,00013,350,000260,000 1.701.600.10 FINALE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM3,880,0004,450,000(570,000)1.301.50(0.20)FINALE 9-11P vs. 9-10P
UndateableNBC9:00PM4,010,0004,210,000(200,000)1.301.30- 9-10P FINALE
American IdolFox9:00PM5,550,000
5,550,000 1.30
1.30 9-10P
New GirlFox9:00PM
iZombieCW9:00PM1,700,0001,620,00080,000 0.600.60-
Weird LonersFox9:30PM
CSI CyberCBS10:00PM8,660,0008,180,000480,000 vs. POI
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,660,0006,760,000(100,000)1.501.60(0.10)FINALE

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,610,0009,220,000390,000 2.302.100.20
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,030,0006,990,00040,000 1.801.700.10 FINALE
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,170,0006,040,000130,000 1.000.900.10
American IdolFox8:00PM8,030,0006,930,0001,100,000 1.701.400.30 FINALE 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,830,0002,540,000290,000 1.001.00- FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,700,0006,810,000(110,000)2.002.00- FINALE
CSI: CyberCBS9:00PM6,680,0009,610,000(2,930,000)1.201.80(0.60)vs. Minds
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,130,0008,570,000(440,000)2.702.90(0.20)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,820,0006,110,000710,000 1.501.200.30
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,750,0001,450,000300,000 0.700.600.10 FINALE
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,680,0007,330,000(650,000)1.201.20- FINALE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,940,0006,540,000400,000 1.601.400.20

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,570,00014,640,000(5,070,000)2.003.70(1.70)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,330,0007,740,000590,000 FINALE
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM3,750,0003,310,000440,000 0.700.600.10 REPEAT
BonesFox8:00PM4,710,0004,490,000220,000 1.001.10(0.10)8-9P vs. 8-10P
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,440,0001,320,000120,000 0.700.600.10 FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,170,0008,190,000(20,000)1.801.80- FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM8,060,0007,030,0001,030,000 1.901.500.40 REPEAT vs. Odd
ScandalABC9:00PM8,080,0007,440,000640,000 2.302.200.10 FINALE
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,490,0006,900,000590,000 1.601.400.20 FINALE
Wayward PinesFox9:00PM3,760,000
3,760,000 1.00
ReignCW9:00PM830,000970,000(140,000)0.300.30- FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,910,0006,980,000930,000 1.801.400.40 REPEAT
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,210,0004,170,00040,000 1.001.00- FINALE
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,970,0004,910,00060,000 1.000.800.20

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,650,0005,480,000170,000 1.001.10(0.10)FINALE
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,927,0006,680,000247,000 1.501.60(0.10)FINALE
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,740,0004,210,000530,000 FINALE
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,476,0001,250,000226,000 0.500.400.10 8-10P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,405,0001,380,00025,000 0.300.50(0.20)
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,450,0001,180,000270,000 0.300.30- REPEAT
ACM: Superstar DuetsCBS9:00PM4,970,000
4,970,000 0.70
0.70 9-11P
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM
Beyond the TankABC9:00PM6,251,0005,600,000651,000 1.501.400.10 FINALE
The MessengersCW9:00PM1,026,000680,000346,000 0.300.200.10
Hawaii Five-0CBS10:00PM
20/20ABC10:00PM5,497,0005,040,000457,000 1.101.20(0.10)



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,180,0003,580,000600,000 0.600.500.10 REPEAT
Dancing with the Stars: Road to FinalsABC8:00PM3,780,000
3,780,000 0.50
NBA PlayoffsABC8:00PM
The VoiceNBC8:00PM2,180,0002,000,000180,000 0.400.300.10 8-10P REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM930,0001,000,000(70,000)0.200.30(0.10)REPEAT
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,960,0003,660,000300,000 0.600.60- REPEAT
Countdown to BillboardABC9:00PM2,280,000
2,280,000 0.40
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,930,0005,450,000480,000 0.900.800.10
Shark TankABC10:00PM2,530,000
2,530,000 0.60
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,430,0002,390,00040,000 0.600.60- 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 34 (May 11-17) 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 FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,130,0002.70
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,570,0002.00REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,700,0002.00FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu8,060,0001.90REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,170,0001.80FINALE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,030,0001.80FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu7,910,0001.80REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,690,0001.70
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon6,960,0001.60
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue4,010,0001.30FINALE 1HR
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,560,0001.30
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,570,0001.20REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,770,0001.20
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,470,0001.20
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,440,0000.60REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,470,0000.50REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon

Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun

One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue


The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue


The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri


American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.