Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week 25 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 25 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.44/9 rating/share (+10% in rating from first four nights week 24); #2. CBS  4.48/8 (-17%); #3. ABC 3.49/6 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.80/5 (-1%); #5. The CW 0.71/1 (-11%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.780 million (+11% from first four nights week 24); #2. CBS 7.046 million (-18%); #3. ABC 5.247 million (-3%); #4. Fox 4.506 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.120 million (-10%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.85/6 rating/share (+52% in rating from first four nights week 24); #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 24 (2/29-3/6/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49 with a 1.46 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.25 rating. ABC was a close #3 with a 1.23 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.05 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.699 million, with NBC #2 at 6.373 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.438 million and Fox at #4 with 3.589 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-3/10/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.01 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.94 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1.  Fox at #3 with a 1.66 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.40 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.796 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.318 million, ABC back to #3 with 5.534 million and Fox now at #4 with 5.280.

Back to week 25 (3/7-3/13/16), 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 25 (Mar 7-13) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar 6)(Week 24)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,443,0006,518,0004,925,000 1.310.760.55 vs. REPEAT
Once Upona a TimeABC7:00PM2,612,000
2,612,000 0.63
0.63 REPEAT
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:00PM
11,528,000(11,528,000)
2.60(2.60)
The VoiceNBC7:00PM4,413,0005,676,000(1,263,000)1.050.970.08 7-9P REPEAT vs. Dateline 7-830
Fox Sprint Cup WinnerFox7:08PM6,279,000
6,279,000 1.66
1.66
Fox Sprint Cup WinnerFox7:18PM4,478,000
4,478,000 1.26
1.26
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM
1,771,000(1,771,000)
0.65(0.65)
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC7:32PM
15,703,000(15,703,000)
3.98(3.98)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,638,0001,740,000898,000 1.110.710.40 vs. REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,194,0005,720,0004,474,000 1.150.750.40 vs. 60 Min(R)
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM4,012,000
4,012,000 1.28
1.28
Oscars Red Carpet LiveABC8:01PM
22,284,000(22,284,000)
5.90(5.90)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,086,0002,197,000889,000 1.300.890.41 vs. REPEAT
The Academy AwardsABC8:30PM
34,425,000(34,425,000)
10.46(10.46)
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM
1,940,000(1,940,000)
0.56(0.56)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM1,853,0001,334,000519,000 0.790.510.28 vs. REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,268,000
7,268,000 0.86
0.86
CBS MovieCBS9:00PM
3,823,000(3,823,000)
0.58(0.58)
The FamilyABC9:00PM3,134,000
3,134,000 0.84
0.84
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,937,000
5,937,000 1.44
1.44 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,738,0001,687,0001,051,000 1.310.730.58 vs. REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,722,0001,383,0001,339,000 1.080.510.57 vs. Bordertown(R)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM5,724,000
5,724,000 0.83
0.83
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,479,000
3,479,000 1.11
1.11
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM7,044,000
7,044,000 1.47
1.47 REPEAT
SupergirlCBS8:00PM
6,690,000(6,690,000)
1.39(1.39)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,477,0008,171,000(694,000)2.212.51(0.30)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,447,00013,332,000115,000 3.243.38(0.14)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM4,539,0004,124,000415,000 1.491.460.03
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM813,000863,000(50,000)0.270.32(0.05)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM7,436,000
7,436,000 1.68
1.68 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM6,402,0009,228,000(2,826,000)1.161.51(0.35)REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM4,237,0003,910,000327,000 1.351.270.08
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM920,000905,00015,000 0.350.340.01
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM6,190,0007,942,000(1,752,000)0.991.23(0.24)REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM5,677,0005,258,000419,000 1.101.080.02
BlindspotNBC10:00PM6,588,0006,848,000(260,000)1.711.79(0.08)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCIS: New OrleansCBS8:00PM8,483,00015,444,000(6,961,000)1.162.04(0.88)REPEAT vs. NCIS
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,940,000
4,940,000 1.36
1.36
The MuppetsABC8:00PM
2,733,000(2,733,000)
0.88(0.88)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM13,536,00012,285,0001,251,000 3.142.990.15 8-10P
New GirlFox8:00PM2,654,0002,615,00039,000 1.231.150.08
The FlashCW8:00PM1,166,000
1,166,000 0.35
0.35 REPEAT
World Dog AwardsCW8:00PM
999,000(999,000)
0.26(0.26)
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,991,000
3,991,000 1.13
1.13
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM1,937,0002,025,000(88,000)0.780.79(0.01)
NCISCBS9:00PM8,162,00011,724,000(3,562,000)1.111.60(0.49)REPEAT vs. NCIS: NO
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM3,523,0002,349,0001,174,000 1.140.730.41 vs. Carter
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM

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Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM1,455,0001,848,000(393,000)0.590.78(0.19)REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM733,000
733,000 0.26
0.26 REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,307,0001,612,000(305,000)0.460.61(0.15)REPEAT
LimitlessCBS10:00PM5,396,0004,897,000499,000 1.060.810.25 vs. CBS News
Of Kings and ProphetsABC10:00PM3,326,0003,195,000131,000 0.770.720.05 PREMIERE vs. ABC News
Little Big ShotsNBC10:00PM12,814,0005,882,0006,932,000 2.921.451.47 PREMIERE vs. NBC News










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,261,0009,237,00024,000 2.142.21(0.07)
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,868,0007,076,000(2,208,000)1.072.05(0.98)REPEAT vs. Goldbergs
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,179,000
9,179,000 2.05
2.05 8-10P REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM
7,437,000(7,437,000)
1.19(1.19)
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,717,0003,522,000195,000 0.940.920.02
ArrowCW8:00PM1,119,0001,456,000(337,000)0.310.32(0.01)REPEAT vs. Animal Special
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,233,0006,327,000(2,094,000)1.101.79(0.69)REPEAT vs. ONeals
Victoria's Secret SwimCBS9:00PM2,905,0009,319,000(6,414,000)0.671.94(1.27)vs. CrimMinds
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,620,0008,216,000(3,596,000)1.252.62(1.37)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
6,860,000(6,860,000)
1.57(1.57)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,755,0003,377,000378,000 1.211.040.17
SupernaturalCW9:00PM999,0001,057,000(58,000)0.270.34(0.07)REPEAT vs. MADtv(R)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,239,0006,008,000(1,769,000)1.171.85(0.68)REPEAT vs. O'Neals
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM5,939,0006,608,000(669,000)1.001.23(0.23)
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,704,0003,240,000464,000 0.860.830.03 FINALE
The Carmichael ShowNBC10:00PM4,091,000
4,091,000 1.03
1.03 PREMIERE
The Carmichael ShowNBC10:30PM2,702,000
2,702,000 0.69
0.69 REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM
7,169,000(7,169,000)
1.51(1.51)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,682,00010,083,0004,599,000 3.531.941.59 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,525,0007,665,000(140,000)2.082.25(0.17)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,224,0002,337,000(113,000)0.540.520.02
American IdolFox8:00PM8,060,0008,737,000(677,000)1.861.96(0.10)8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,009,0002,777,000(768,000)0.740.87(0.13)
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,553,0008,395,000158,000 2.011.830.18
MomCBS9:00PM7,880,0007,980,000(100,000)1.731.75(0.02)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,044,0002,186,000858,000 0.630.450.18 REPEAT vs. Blindspot(R)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,972,0005,697,000275,000 1.651.480.17 vs. The Family
The 100CW9:00PM1,204,0001,390,000(186,000)0.420.50(0.08)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,544,0006,735,000(191,000)1.621.68(0.06)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,637,0005,854,000(217,000)1.041.11(0.07)
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,796,0004,531,000265,000 1.371.37-
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,859,0004,772,00087,000 1.010.990.02










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,703,0005,786,000(83,000)1.001.13(0.13)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,409,0005,349,0001,060,000 1.100.910.19 vs. REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,444,0002,973,000471,000 0.700.600.10 vs. REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM2,972,0002,960,00012,000 0.800.720.08
Just for LaughsCW8:00PM1,285,000
1,285,000 0.30
0.30 8-930P REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM
1,060,000(1,060,000)
0.42(0.42)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,721,0004,754,000(33,000)0.901.08(0.18)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,011,0006,492,0001,519,000 1.100.790.31 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,827,0004,674,0001,153,000 1.301.100.20 vs. REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,095,0004,264,000(169,000)0.900.95(0.05)
Second ChanceFox9:00PM1,927,0002,148,000(221,000)0.500.52(0.02)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM
879,000(879,000)
0.38(0.38)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,020,000
1,020,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,947,0007,375,0002,572,000 1.300.870.43 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,939,0004,294,000645,000 1.100.930.17
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,238,0004,708,000(470,000)0.900.91(0.01)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM2,909,0003,405,000(496,000)0.500.470.03 REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,971,0001,417,000554,000 0.500.310.19
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM5,133,0004,953,000180,000 0.900.810.09 8-10P
RosewoodFox8:00PM890,0001,301,000(411,000)0.300.33(0.03)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,434,0001,867,000567,000 0.800.620.18 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,361,0003,217,000144,000 0.600.500.10 REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs(R)
LuciferFox9:00PM1,056,0001,259,000(203,000)0.300.30- REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,935,0004,934,0001,000 0.900.830.07
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,222,0002,929,000293,000 0.800.83(0.03)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 25 (Mar 7-13) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,682,0003.53
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu8,553,0002.01
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,880,0001.73
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon7,436,0001.68REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,544,0001.62
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon7,044,0001.47REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,940,0001.36
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,738,0001.31
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,086,0001.30
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,620,0001.25REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,654,0001.23
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,239,0001.17REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,991,0001.13
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,638,0001.11
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,233,0001.10
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,409,0001.1
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,722,0001.08
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed4,868,0001.07REPEAT
The Carmichael ShowNBC10:00PMWed4,091,0001.03PREMIERE
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,721,0000.9
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,853,0000.79
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue1,937,0000.78
The Carmichael ShowNBC10:30PMWed2,702,0000.69REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue1,455,0000.59REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,307,0000.46REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

preempted
BordertownFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMFri


Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

completed
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


CrowdedNBC9:30PMTue

prem 3/15
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 20

The Goldbergs - "Graduation Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Graduation Day is quickly approaching, and Erica cannot wait to get out of the house, until it dawns on her how much Beverly’s love means to her. She attempts to delay her graduating so she can stay home. Later, Barry has plans for him and Lainey, but they turn to dust. Meanwhile, Dana makes a surprise visit just as Adam and Jackie officially become a couple.

Speechless - "C-A-- CAMP" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the family readies for their flight to JJ’s camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father/daughter bonding moment.

Modern Family - "The Graduates" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Manny’s father, Javier (guest-star Benjamin Bratt), shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, and then Jay steps in to pick-up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is getting ready for Luke and Manny’s big day and dealing with the emotions that come with seeing your kids grow up and leave the nest.

American Housewife - "Can't Hide It Anymore" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie has been avoiding the mandatory volunteer hours at her kids’ schools all year. But when the other moms pressure her, she hits on a genius excuse after wearing a fake pregnancy “empathy” bump leads everyone to think she is pregnant. But things soon get out of hand after her former frenemies plan a baby shower for her.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar and Axel get asked to find the breeding ram, Russel Crowe, but before they can start, Ingmar gets picked up by the FBI. Axel calls Sarah to ask her help Ingmar, while he himself continues to look for the missing animal. The situation looks grim for Ingmar, but the FBI seems to be willing to offer him a dangerous deal.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A number of incidents convince Ingmar that he has to move back to Sweden. Sun is quick to take his place in the agency, but before Ingmar has time to leave, they get a case where his own daughter seems to be in danger. When it hits the fan, they all get dragged into the mess - in their most dangerous case to date - leading them towards Ingmar's mysterious past.

You're the Worst - "This Is Just Marketing" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy learns that his literary novel is being marketed as erotica. While doing Vernon's podcast, Gretchen realizes she's been letting Jimmy off easy. When Edgar and Lindsay babysit Tallulah, Lindsay learns for the first time that she's capable of love and Edgar tries a new technique to pick up women.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 18)

Wednesday, September 20

  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Adam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian talks about his life after Entourage and his ocean conservation foundation's Strawless September Challenge on Harry, so check your local listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Christopher McDonald (Good Advice/Walter & Emily) - Christopher will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton shows Rach how to make his perfect cocktail on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about Mr. Robot on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sky Katz (Raven's Home) - Sky appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.