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
Disneyland 60thABC8:00PM6,908,0004,094,0002,814,000 1.791.090.70 8-10P vs Bachelor 20
SNL PrimeNBC8:00PM
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




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
7,248,000 1.54
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM
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
9,868,000 1.70
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,906,0002,803,0001,103,000 1.150.820.33 9-11P FINALE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM941,000649,000292,000 0.340.210.13 vs. Legends(R)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,822,000
8,822,000 1.31
CastleABC10:00PM5,475,0005,147,000328,000 1.080.910.17




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
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)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM


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

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
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
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
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM
black-ishABC9:30PM6,179,0005,736,000443,000 1.861.830.03
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,890,0006,043,000847,000 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)

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)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM5,972,0006,023,000(51,000)1.301.30-
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
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)
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)
5,689,000 1.20
1.20 9-11P
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)

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
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)

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
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,555,0001.69
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,097,0001.38
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
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,871,0000.82
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,602,0000.81
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,949,0000.75REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,614,0000.57
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMWed

Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon

The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue

Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat





Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMWed

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 26

The Goldbergs - "Stefan King" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing. After learning the monster in Adam’s story is based off Beverly, she forces Adam to stay in on Halloween and rewrite it, hoping he depicts her as a better mother.  Meanwhile, Erica is desperate to find a date to the costume dance and forces Barry go with her.

Speechless - "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy is upset the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to do things he loves by taking things off the family “Dead to Me” list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school’s haunted mansion while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party.  Even though Maya is furious, she is thrilled to see JJ having a “normal” life.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "The Purge" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he’ll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids.

Younger - "P Is for Pancake" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Kelsey dates a seemingly perfect guy, but Liza and Lauren think it’s too soon. At a party of doctors, Josh puts his relationship with Liza under the microscope.

Impastor - "Sins of the Past-or Part 2" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Dora’s and Alexa’s lives are both in jeopardy and Buddy must choose which one to save. Russell and Dora have a falling out. Schmidt is robbed.

You're the Worst - "The Seventh Layer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vernon and Paul take a road trip.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Wednesday, October 26

  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Watch Joel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Colton Dunn (Superstore), Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night and Nico Santos (Superstore) - Colton, Lauren and Nico are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - See what happens when Dr. Oz visits the set of Dr. Ken on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John talks about The Crown on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin talks about Life in Pieces on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy talks about Life in PieceS on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.