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

Monday, December 11

Kevin Can Wait - "Trainer Wreck" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Vanessa asks Kevin to help her get a date with a handsome personal trainer, Alejandro (Eduardo Verastegui), she gets frustrated when Kevin starts training with him instead. Also, Chale reluctantly takes advice from Kyle when the health inspector stops by Enzo’s.

Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam needs to hire a new project manager, Andi accuses Adam of unconscious bias after he only interviews men for the job. Also, Andi helps Kate fight for a spot on the boys’ soccer team at school. Lilah Richcreek guest stars as Zara, a qualified candidate for the available job in the Burns Brothers construction company.

Superior Donuts - "Homeless for the Holidays" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In the spirit of the season, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John (guest star Keith David), a homeless man who falls ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet. Also, Tush and Sweatpants compete to be the more popular Santa.

9JKL - "Set Visit" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Harry and Judy visit Josh on the set of his new movie, he is horrified when the director, Walter Michaelson (Michael Showalter), casts them in background roles in Josh’s most important scene. Also, Nick tries to teach Andrew how to dance.

Tarantula - "Macaroni Salad" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo must retrieve a melodramatic friend from the edge of oblivion when romantic foibles lead him to the brink.

Tarantula - "The Shade" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Echo ventures to the fabled Weird River to retrieve a man whose life is derailed by Echo's egg-frying antics.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Monday, December 11

  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Watch Zendaya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about The Greatest Showman on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony 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.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure/My Brother and Me) - Amanda is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Meloni (Happy!/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea, Candace and Jodie are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about the Broadway music Hello, Dolly! on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Joey appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry talks about NBC's Better Late Than Never on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia shares her secret to balancing motherhood and Hollywood on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Jodie talks about Black Mirror on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunsine) - Allison will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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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