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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 15

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Young Sheldon - "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth about Santa" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

Murphy Brown - "The Coma and the Oxford Comma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The “Murphy in the Morning” team strives to land a revealing first interview with Corky’s beauty pageant friend, Holly (Brooke Shields), who just woke up from a 10-year coma that made national headlines.

Superstore - "New Initiative" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new Cloud 9 initiative forces employees to be friendlier to their customers, Amy (America Ferrera) ends up getting to know Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) parents – and learns he hasn’t been completely truthful with them. The new policy also inspires Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Dina (Lauren Ash) to find out who can hold a smile longer.

The Good Place - "Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael and Janet take an important journey. Eleanor ponders whether she should share a secret.

Will & Grace - "Kid 'n Play" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers that Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) has a child he hasn't told Grace (Debra Messing) about, but is now sworn to secrecy. Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack's (Sean Hayes) relationship is tested when she fires him from the play she's producing and replaces him with Jon Cryer (guest star).

I Feel Bad - "I Miss Important Moments" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After missing her baby's first steps, Emet vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily's dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Thursday, November 15

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Over the Top/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and on Access Live, so check your listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Anderson (The Other Kingdom) - Tori talks about her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Return to Christmas Creek on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
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10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
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