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

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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