Monday, February 29, 2016

BET Airs Carmichael Show Marathon; Bones to End After Next Season

The Carmichael Show

NBC's second season sitcom The Carmichael Show is returning with a special preview airing on Wednesday, March 9, before moving to its regular night and time on Sunday, March 13, but before that... BET will be airing a marathon of the first season. The season one marathon will air on Friday, March 11 from 7pm-10pm. The sitcom will be sandwiched in between blocks of sitcoms House of Payne (4-7pm) and Martin (10pm-12am). In this sitcom, inspired by the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the series follows Jerrod and his opinionated North Carolina family as they navigate topics that all families face today in America. Nothing is too uncomfortable to explore, including police protests, guns and religion. Jerrod often finds himself debating such issues with his old-school father, Joe (David Alan Grier), his devoutly religious mother, Cynthia (Loretta Devine), his progressive live-in girlfriend, Maxine (Amber Stevens West), his recently separated brother, Bobby (Rel Howery), and Bobby's estranged and outspoken wife, Nekeisha (Tiffany Haddish). And somewhere in the middle of all of their disagreeing is the heart of this family.


Bones

Bones, the long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world, will return for a final farewell 12th season on Fox in 2016-17. The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. When Bones ends its run, the series will have completed 246 original episodes, making it one of the longest running Fox series ever. Bones returns for its spring premiere on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00PM ET/PT on Fox. Picking up after the explosive fall finale, the all-new episode, "The Death in the Defense," finds Hodgins (TJ Thyne) eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.

In the series, Brennan, a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and writes novels on the side, and her FBI partner, Booth, have taken on cases other law enforcement can't solve and proven to be a formidable partnership, both at work and at home. Over the course of the series, Brennan has devoted herself to her career, to Booth, with whom she's had two children, and to her team at the Jeffersonian. They include best friend Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes; Angela's husband, Hodgins, a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals, who is affectionately known as "the slime and bug guy"; Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner; and Booth's most recent colleague at the FBI, Special Agent James Aubrey (John Boyd), a young, intrepid FBI agent with a voracious appetite for solving crime, junk food and career advancement.

Utilizing a wide swathe of skills, and using human remains as their roadmap, this exceptional team has cracked some of the toughest cases to cross their lab tables and, in the process,escaped near-death experiences on multiple occasions. Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs, the series also has explored more ways for human remains to have been discovered than ever thought imaginable. With Brennan leading the way as the top professional in the field of forensic anthropology, Bones has inspired young girls around the world to consider a career in science. At the same time, having stacked up more episodes than the number of bones in the human body (206!), the series has helped viewers distinguish between the patella (kneecap) and the phalanges (bones in human fingers).

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week 23 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 23 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.81/10 rating/share (-28% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. ABC  3.66/6 (+5%); #3. Fox 3.58/6 (+3%); #4. NBC 3.48/6 (+4%); #5. The CW 1.21/2 (+8%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.290 million (-31% from first four nights week 22); #2. Fox 5.934 million (+5%); #3. ABC 5.581 million (+6%); #4. NBC 5.306 million (+3%); #5. The CW 1.942 million (+7%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.71/6 rating/share (-48% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. Fox 1.66/5 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.58/5 (+5%); #4. NBC 1.22/4 (+6%); #5. The CW 0.74/2 (+7%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 22 (2/15-2/21/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 2.22 rating, thanks to the Grammy's.  ABC was #2 with a 1.42 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.17 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 1.07 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was of course #1 with 10.647 million, with ABC #2 at 5.192 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.979 million and Fox at #4 with 3.971 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-2/25/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.08 rating, followed by now NBC at #2 with a 1.98 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.72 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.032 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.406 million, Fox holding on to #3 with 5.440 million and ABC at #4 with 5.417 million. ABC should take over Fox soon.

Back to week 23 (2/21-2/28/16), 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 23 (Feb. 22-28) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 21)(Week 22)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,670,00010,417,000253,000 1.121.18(0.06)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,358,0006,018,000340,000 1.311.160.15
DatelineNBC7:00PM6,013,0004,552,0001,461,000 1.160.860.30 7-9P vs. 7-8P REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,949,0001,838,000111,000 0.750.76(0.01)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,292,0002,046,000246,000 1.060.970.09
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,725,00010,061,000664,000 1.221.190.03
Disneyland 60thABC8:00PM6,908,0004,094,0002,814,000 1.791.090.70 8-10P vs Bachelor 20
SNL PrimeNBC8:00PM
3,933,000(3,933,000)
0.91(0.91)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,097,0002,893,000204,000 1.381.280.10
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM1,871,0001,735,000136,000 0.820.750.07
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,914,0007,958,000(44,000)0.980.960.02
Jim Burrows SpecialNBC9:00PM5,486,0005,051,000435,000 1.331.44(0.11)9-11P vs. Tonight Show
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,719,0002,568,000151,000 1.331.220.11
BordertownFox9:30PM1,718,0001,696,00022,000 0.730.74(0.01)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,691,0006,307,000384,000 0.950.890.06
Shark TankABC10:00PM4,023,0004,190,000(167,000)1.150.760.39 vs. Castle
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,248,000
7,248,000 1.54
1.54
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM
24,951,000(24,951,000)
7.66(7.66)
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,671,0007,236,0001,435,000 2.482.190.29 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,683,0003,889,000794,000 1.371.210.16 FINALE
The X-FilesFox8:00PM7,602,0007,069,000533,000 2.412.140.27 FINALE
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM924,000724,000200,000 0.340.280.06 vs. Kombat
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM2,936,0002,333,000603,000 0.860.720.14 FINALE
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,868,000
9,868,000 1.70
1.70
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,906,0002,803,0001,103,000 1.150.820.33 9-11P FINALE
LuciferFox9:00PM4,863,0005,134,000(271,000)1.541.56(0.02)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM941,000649,000292,000 0.340.210.13 vs. Legends(R)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,822,000
8,822,000 1.31
1.31
CastleABC10:00PM5,475,0005,147,000328,000 1.080.910.17
BlindspotNBC10:00PM

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Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,470,00017,335,000135,000 2.402.320.08
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,590,0004,639,000(49,000)1.251.28(0.03)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,104,0003,784,000320,000 1.110.930.18
New GirlFox8:00PM2,679,0002,803,000(124,000)1.171.23(0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,803,0003,903,000(100,000)1.451.53(0.08)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,602,0002,445,000157,000 0.810.800.01
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,166,0002,225,000(59,000)0.760.78(0.02)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,599,00013,419,000(820,000)1.801.99(0.19)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,499,0002,388,000111,000 0.750.720.03 9-11P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,642,0006,664,000(22,000)1.471.440.03
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,134,0002,176,000(42,000)0.910.92(0.01)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,445,0001,249,000196,000 0.550.520.03
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,614,0001,682,000(68,000)0.570.62(0.05)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM5,867,0006,009,000(142,000)1.121.21(0.09)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM

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Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,802,0007,529,000273,000 1.621.570.05










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,391,0008,297,00094,000 1.941.930.01 vs. 8-930P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,295,0007,285,00010,000 1.911.880.03
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,516,0006,329,000187,000 0.981.02(0.04)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,917,0008,228,000689,000 2.102.000.10
ArrowCW8:00PM2,696,0002,444,000252,000 1.020.910.11
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,447,0006,389,00058,000 1.951.98(0.03)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,636,000
8,636,000 1.76
1.76
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,101,0007,480,000621,000 2.502.440.06
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,467,0007,732,000(1,265,000)1.481.66(0.18)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM4,233,0003,973,000260,000 1.281.250.03
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,845,0001,980,000(135,000)0.690.78(0.09)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM
4,799,000(4,799,000)
1.02(1.02)
black-ishABC9:30PM6,179,0005,736,000443,000 1.861.830.03
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,890,0006,043,000847,000 1.171.050.12 FINALE
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,514,0003,183,000331,000 0.920.810.11
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,985,0007,451,000(466,000)1.591.61(0.02)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,937,00015,240,000697,000 3.793.780.01
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,231,0007,818,000(587,000)2.102.17(0.07)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,576,0002,567,0009,000 0.600.61(0.01)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,719,0008,186,000533,000 2.101.950.15 8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,473,0002,248,000225,000 0.950.830.12
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM9,207,0009,336,000(129,000)2.112.100.01
MomCBS9:00PM7,903,0008,684,000(781,000)1.811.84(0.03)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM5,972,0006,023,000(51,000)1.301.30-
ScandalABC900PM5,846,0006,085,000(239,000)1.731.77(0.04)
The 100CW9:00PM1,407,0001,356,00051,000 0.550.470.08
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,555,0006,401,000154,000 1.691.490.20
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,816,0005,945,000(129,000)1.071.040.03
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,878,0004,875,0003,000 1.531.450.08
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,975,0005,287,000(312,000)1.031.06(0.03)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,782,0005,816,000(34,000)1.101.050.05
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,855,0006,671,000184,000 1.101.22(0.12)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,549,0003,693,000(144,000)0.700.82(0.12)
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM2,985,0003,094,000(109,000)0.800.750.05
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,169,0001,014,000155,000 0.500.390.11
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,163,0004,894,000269,000 1.001.07(0.07)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,235,0008,860,000(625,000)1.101.14(0.04)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,512,0006,200,000(688,000)1.201.56(0.36)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,689,000
5,689,000 1.20
1.20 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM
4,036,000(4,036,000)
0.92(0.92)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM1,807,0001,977,000(170,000)0.500.56(0.06)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM1,056,000870,000186,000 0.400.380.02
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,259,00010,740,000(481,000)1.201.28(0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM3,494,0005,311,000(1,817,000)0.701.26(0.56)
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,268,000(4,268,000)
0.83(0.83)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,570,0003,361,0001,209,000 0.600.400.20 REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM3,510,0001,674,0001,836,000 1.000.430.57
NHL PrimetimeNBC8:00PM1,780,000
1,780,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
4,769,000(4,769,000)
0.77(0.77)
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,160,0001,241,000(81,000)0.300.290.01 REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM3,980,0003,472,000508,000 1.501.170.33 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM5,920,0003,205,0002,715,000 0.700.530.17 REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM1,120,0001,076,00044,000 0.300.230.07 REPEAT vs. Jeff Gordon
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,780,0005,155,000625,000 0.800.87(0.07)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,907,000(2,907,000)
0.70(0.70)


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 23 (Feb. 22-28) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,937,0003.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,101,0002.50
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,207,0002.11
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,447,0001.95
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,295,0001.91
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,179,0001.86
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,903,0001.81
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,555,0001.69
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,097,0001.38
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon4,683,0001.37FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,719,0001.33
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,590,0001.25
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,679,0001.17
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,855,0001.1
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,292,0001.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,163,0001.0
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,134,0000.91
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon2,936,0000.86FINALE
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,871,0000.82
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,602,0000.81
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,166,0000.76
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,949,0000.75REPEAT
BordertownFox9:30PMSun1,718,0000.73
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,614,0000.57
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMWed


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

preempted
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue


Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue


Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMWed


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


CrowdedNBC9:30PMTue


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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