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

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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