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

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
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