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


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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.