Sunday, March 06, 2016

Week 24 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 24 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.43/9 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 23); #2. NBC  4.95/8 (+42%); #3. ABC 3.55/6 (-3%); #4. Fox 2.84/5 (-21%); #5. The CW 0.80/1 (-34%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.629 million (-7% from first four nights week 23); #2. NBC 7.894 million (+49%); #3. ABC 5.409 million (-3%); #4. Fox 4.558 million (-23%); #5. The CW 1.243 million (-36%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.85/6 rating/share (+52% in rating from first four nights week 23); #2. CBS 1.56/5 (-9%); #3. ABC 1.55/5 (-2%); #4. Fox 1.28/4 (-23%); #5. The CW 0.40/1 (-46%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 23 (2/22-2/28/16, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 with a 2.70 rating, thanks to the Oscars.  CBS was #2 with a 1.30 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.14 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 1.01 rating.  Among total viewers, ABC was also #1 with 9.430 million, with CBS #2 at 7.801 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.415 million and Fox at #4 with 3.969 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-3/3/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.05 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.96 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1.  Fox at #3 with a 1.69 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.41 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.922 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.338 million, ABC back to #3 with 5.584 million and Fox now at #4 with 5.350.

Back to week 24 (2/29-3/6/16), 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 24 (Feb. 29-Mar 6) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 28)(Week 23)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM6,518,00010,670,000 (4,152,000)0.761.12 (0.36)REPEAT
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:00PM11,528,000
11,528,000 2.60
2.60
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM
6,358,000 (6,358,000)
1.31 (1.31)
DatelineNBC7:00PM5,676,0006,013,000 (337,000)0.971.16 (0.19)7-830P vs 7-9P
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,771,0001,949,000 (178,000)0.650.75 (0.10)REPEAT
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:32PM15,703,000
15,703,000 3.98
3.98
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,740,0002,292,000 (552,000)0.711.06 (0.35)REPEAT
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM5,720,00010,725,000 (5,005,000)0.751.22 (0.47)REPEAT vs. Madam
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC8:01PM22,284,000
22,284,000 5.90
5.90
Disneyland 60thABC8:00PM
6,908,000 (6,908,000)
1.79 (1.79)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,197,0003,097,000 (900,000)0.891.38 (0.49)REPEAT
The Academy AwardsABC8:30PM34,425,000
34,425,000 10.46
10.46 830-1151P
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM1,940,000
1,940,000 0.56
0.56 830-11P
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM1,334,0001,871,000 (537,000)0.510.82 (0.31)
CBS MovieCBS9:00PM3,823,000
3,823,000 0.58
0.58 9-11P
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
7,914,000 (7,914,000)
0.98 (0.98)
Jim Burrows SpecialNBC9:00PM
5,486,000 (5,486,000)
1.33 (1.33)
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,687,0002,719,000 (1,032,000)0.731.33 (0.60)
BordertownFox9:30PM1,383,0001,718,000 (335,000)0.510.73 (0.22)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM
6,691,000 (6,691,000)
0.95 (0.95)
Shark TankABC10:00PM
4,023,000 (4,023,000)
1.15 (1.15)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM6,690,0007,248,000 (558,000)1.391.54 (0.15)
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,171,0008,671,000 (500,000)2.512.48 0.03 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,332,000
13,332,000 3.38
3.38 8-10P PREMIERE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM
4,683,000 (4,683,000)
1.37 (1.37)
GothamFox8:00PM4,124,0007,602,000 (3,478,000)1.462.41 (0.95)vs. X-Files
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM863,000924,000 (61,000)0.320.34 (0.02)
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM
2,936,000 (2,936,000)
0.86 (0.86)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,228,0009,868,000 (640,000)1.511.70 (0.19)
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM
3,906,000 (3,906,000)
1.15 (1.15)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,910,0004,863,000 (953,000)1.271.54 (0.27)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM905,000941,000 (36,000)0.340.34 -
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM7,942,0008,822,000 (880,000)1.231.31 (0.08)
CastleABC10:00PM5,258,0005,475,000 (217,000)1.081.08 -
BlindspotNBC10:00PM6,848,000
6,848,000 1.79
1.79










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,444,00017,470,000 (2,026,000)2.042.40 (0.36)
The MuppetsABC8:00PM2,733,000
2,733,000 0.88
0.88 8-9P FINALE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM
4,590,000 (4,590,000)
1.25 (1.25)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,285,000
12,285,000 2.99
2.99 8-10P
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM
4,104,000 (4,104,000)
1.11 (1.11)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,615,0002,679,000 (64,000)1.151.17 (0.02)
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM999,000
999,000 0.26
0.26 8-10P REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM
3,803,000 (3,803,000)
1.45 (1.45)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM
2,602,000 (2,602,000)
0.81 (0.81)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM2,025,0002,166,000 (141,000)0.790.76 0.03
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM11,724,00012,599,000 (875,000)1.601.80 (0.20)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,349,0002,499,000 (150,000)0.730.75 (0.02)9-10P FINALE vs. 9-11P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM
6,642,000 (6,642,000)
1.47 (1.47)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM1,848,0002,134,000 (286,000)0.780.91 (0.13)
iZombieCW9:00PM
1,445,000 (1,445,000)
0.55 (0.55)
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,612,0001,614,000 (2,000)0.610.57 0.04
CBS Super TuesdayCBS10:00PM4,897,0005,867,000 (970,000)0.811.12 (0.31)vs. Limitless
ABC Super TuesdayABC10:00PM3,195,000
3,195,000 0.72
0.72
NBC Super TuesdayNBC10:00PM5,882,0007,802,000 (1,920,000)1.451.62 (0.17)vs. ChiFire










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,237,0008,391,000 846,000 2.211.94 0.27
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM7,076,0007,295,000 (219,000)2.051.91 0.14 vs. Middle
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,437,0006,516,000 921,000 1.190.98 0.21
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,522,0008,917,000 (5,395,000)0.922.10 (1.18)vs. Idol
Great Animal SpecialCW8:00PM1,456,0002,696,000 (1,240,000)0.321.02 (0.70)vs. Arrow
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM6,327,0006,447,000 (120,000)1.791.95 (0.16)PREMIERE vs. Goldbergs
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,319,0008,636,000 683,000 1.941.76 0.18
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,216,0008,101,000 115,000 2.622.50 0.12
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,860,0006,467,000 393,000 1.571.48 0.09
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,377,0004,233,000 (856,000)1.041.28 (0.24)
MADtv SpecialCW9:00PM1,057,0001,845,000 (788,000)0.340.69 (0.35)REPEAT vs. Supernatural
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM6,008,0006,179,000 (171,000)1.851.86 (0.01)vs. black-ish
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,608,0006,890,000 (282,000)1.231.17 0.06 vs. Code Black
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,240,0003,514,000 (274,000)0.830.92 (0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,169,0006,985,000 184,000 1.511.59 (0.08)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM10,083,00015,937,000 (5,854,000)1.943.79 (1.85)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,665,0007,231,000 434,000 2.252.10 0.15
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,337,0002,576,000 (239,000)0.520.60 (0.08)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,737,0008,719,000 18,000 1.962.10 (0.14)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,777,0002,473,000 304,000 0.870.95 (0.08)
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,395,0009,207,000 (812,000)1.832.11 (0.28)
MomCBS9:00PM7,980,0007,903,000 77,000 1.751.81 (0.06)
BlindspotNBC9:00PM2,186,0005,972,000 (3,786,000)0.451.30 (0.85)REPEAT vs. Blacklist
The FamilyABC9:00PM5,697,0005,846,000 (149,000)1.481.73 (0.25)PREMIERE vs. Scandal
The 100CW9:00PM1,390,0001,407,000 (17,000)0.500.55 (0.05)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,735,0006,555,000 180,000 1.681.69 (0.01)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,854,0005,816,000 38,000 1.111.07 0.04
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,531,0004,878,000 (347,000)1.371.53 (0.16)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,772,0004,975,000 (203,000)0.991.03 (0.04)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,779,0005,686,000 93,000 1.101.10 -
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,414,0006,867,000 (1,453,000)0.901.09 (0.19)REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,975,0003,536,000 (561,000)0.600.68 (0.08)REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM3,009,0002,964,000 45,000 0.700.83 (0.13)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,079,0001,124,000 (45,000)0.400.46 (0.06)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,776,0005,121,000 (345,000)1.100.99 0.11
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM6,413,0008,297,000 (1,884,000)0.801.06 (0.26)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,722,0005,450,000 (728,000)1.101.22 (0.12)REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,209,000
4,209,000 0.90
0.90
DatelineNBC9:00PM
5,731,000 (5,731,000)
1.18 (1.18)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM2,155,0001,778,000 377,000 0.500.50 -
The OriginalsCW9:00PM989,0001,065,000 (76,000)0.400.45 (0.05)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,319,00010,326,000 (3,007,000)0.901.18 (0.28)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,311,0003,444,000 867,000 0.900.70 0.20
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,681,000
4,681,000 0.90
0.90










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,410,0004,514,000 (1,104,000)0.500.55 (0.05)REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,460,0001,973,000 (513,000)0.300.53 (0.23)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,930,000
4,930,000 0.80
0.80 8-10P
NHL Pre GameNBC8:00PM
1,906,000 (1,906,000)
0.47 (0.47)
NHL PrimetimeNBC8:15PM
1,698,000 (1,698,000)
0.61 (0.61)
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,300,0001,107,000 193,000 0.300.27 0.03 REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM1,760,0005,322,000 (3,562,000)0.501.99 (1.49)830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,220,0005,798,000 (2,578,000)0.500.68 (0.18)vs. Crimetime
LuciferFox9:00PM1,290,0001,134,000 156,000 0.300.27 0.03 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,960,0005,773,000 (813,000)0.800.82 (0.02)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,950,000
2,950,000 0.80
0.80 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 24 (Feb. 29-Mar 6) 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 FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,216,0002.62
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed7,076,0002.05
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu10,083,0001.94REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMWed6,008,0001.85
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,395,0001.83
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMWed6,327,0001.79PREMIERE
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,980,0001.75
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,735,0001.68
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,615,0001.15
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,776,0001.1
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,414,0000.9REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,197,0000.89REPEAT
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue2,733,0000.881-hr FINALE
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue2,025,0000.79
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue1,848,0000.78
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,687,0000.73REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,740,0000.71REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,771,0000.65REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,612,0000.61
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,334,0000.51REPEAT
BordertownFox9:30PMSun1,383,0000.51REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri


The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMWed


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

completed
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

prem 3/15
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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