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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.