Sunday, April 03, 2016

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.98/9 rating/share (-10% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 4.57/8 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.92/7 (-9%); #4. Fox 3.62/6 (+37%); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (+14%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.001 million (-10% from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 7.166 million (+11%); #3. Fox 5.855 million (+37%); #4. ABC 5.833 million (-11%); #5. The CW 1.679 million (+17%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 1.78/6 rating/share (+52% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 1.59/5 (+7%); #3. CBS 1.53/5 (-12%); #4. ABC 1.24/4 (-13%); #5. The CW 0.64/2 (+25%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 27 (3/21-3/27/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.78 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 1.21 rating. ABC was a close #3 with a 1.15 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.83 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 8.351 million, with ABC #2 at 5.569 million.  NBC was a close #3 with 5.565 million and Fox at #4 with 3.050 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-3/31/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.96 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.87 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1.  Fox at #3 with a 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.38 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.566 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.180 million, ABC at #3 with 5.517 million and Fox at #4 with 5.113 million.

Back to week 28 (3/28-4/3/16), 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 28 (Mar 28-April 3) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar 27)(Week 27)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,374,00010,234,300 (2,860,300)0.861.65 (0.79)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,582,2005,432,000 (849,800)0.771.06 (0.29)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,029,0007,079,000 (3,050,000)0.701.15 (0.45)REPEAT
Grease Live!Fox7:00PM1,541,000
1,541,000 0.44
0.44 7-10P REPEAT
NASCAR PostFox7:06PM
3,811,000 (3,811,000)
1.08 (1.08)
The SimpsonsFox7:12PM
2,497,000 (2,497,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Ice Age MammothFox7:30PM
2,565,000 (2,565,000)
0.84 (0.84)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM8,496,0009,407,000 (911,000)0.961.15 (0.19)
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,509,0003,536,000 (27,000)1.011.08 (0.07)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM10,570,00013,332,000 (2,762,000)1.902.59 (0.69)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM
6,648,000 (6,648,000)
1.63 (1.63)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

-

-
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM

-

-
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,505,0008,079,000 (574,000)0.880.98 (0.10)
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,607,0002,636,000 (29,000)0.630.72 (0.09)
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM4,423,0005,059,000 (636,000)0.991.29 (0.30)
Family GuyFox9:00PM

-

-
CrowdedNBC9:30PM3,523,0003,745,000 (222,000)0.831.03 (0.20)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM

-

-
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,164,0005,281,000 (117,000)0.750.80 (0.05)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,385,0003,540,000 (155,000)0.871.03 (0.16)
Hollywood Gm NightNBC10:00PM2,714,0002,685,000 29,000 0.680.72 (0.04)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM7,166,0005,995,000 1,171,000 1.711.28 0.43
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,971,00012,458,000 (487,000)1.681.82 (0.14)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,380,00011,217,000 163,000 2.812.82 (0.01)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,815,0003,887,000 (72,000)1.331.31 0.02
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM860,000706,000 154,000 0.330.21 0.12
ScorpionCBS9:00PM8,765,0008,648,000 117,000 1.631.51 0.12
LuciferFox9:00PM3,757,0003,821,000 (64,000)1.241.22 0.02
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM939,000771,000 168,000 0.380.30 0.08
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,909,0008,757,000 152,000 1.251.33 (0.08)
The CatchABC10:00PM4,032,0006,496,000 (2,464,000)0.661.09 (0.43)REPEAT vs. Castle
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,985,0005,888,000 97,000 1.581.53 0.05










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,380,00015,898,000 (5,518,000)1.252.02 (0.77)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,630,0004,625,000 5,000 1.241.24 -
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,099,00010,764,000 335,000 2.392.46 (0.07)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,206,0002,246,000 (40,000)0.911.03 (0.12)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,392,0002,997,000 395,000 1.331.14 0.19
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,672,0003,747,000 (75,000)1.041.00 0.04
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM1,326,0001,275,000 51,000 0.500.54 (0.04)REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM8,893,00013,376,000 (4,483,000)1.181.80 (0.62)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM3,202,0002,877,000 325,000 1.010.86 0.15
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,679,0006,304,000 2,375,000 1.801.39 0.41 vs. Heartbeat(R)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,015,0001,419,000 596,000 0.880.55 0.33 vs. REPEAT
iZombieCW9:00PM1,253,0001,212,000 41,000 0.490.45 0.04
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,263,0001,327,000 (64,000)0.410.44 (0.03)REPEAT
Late Late ShowCBS10:00PM4,169,0006,644,000 (2,475,000)0.871.30 (0.43) vs. Limitless
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM2,117,0002,207,000 (90,000)0.540.58 (0.04)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,657,0003,912,000 4,745,000 1.730.76 0.97 vs. REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,159,0009,313,000 (154,000)2.032.08 (0.05)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,357,0007,243,000 (1,886,000)1.151.75 (0.60)REPEAT
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM4,751,0005,158,000 (407,000)0.900.89 0.01
RosewoodFox8:00PM5,198,0003,738,000 1,460,000 1.380.97 0.41
ArrowCW8:00PM2,339,0002,089,000 250,000 0.860.72 0.14
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,604,0006,728,000 (2,124,000)1.201.98 (0.78)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,165,00010,944,000 (1,779,000)1.802.17 (0.37)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,739,0007,694,000 (2,955,000)1.262.44 (1.18)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,067,0006,111,000 (44,000)1.431.51 (0.08)
EmpireFox9:00PM12,455,0003,542,000 8,913,000 4.781.16 3.62 vs. Hell's
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,451,0001,687,000 (236,000)0.550.64 (0.09)
black-ishABC9:30PM3,892,0005,976,000 (2,084,000)1.071.85 (0.78)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM7,068,0007,754,000 (686,000)1.301.48 (0.18)
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,838,0004,103,000 (265,000)0.870.91 (0.04)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,789,0006,273,000 516,000 1.501.38 0.12










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,237,000
14,237,000 3.54
3.54
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
5,590,000 (5,590,000)
1.55 (1.55)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,768,0007,911,000 (143,000)2.182.08 0.10
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,797,0002,684,000 113,000 0.570.56 0.01
American IdolFox8:00PM9,105,0008,018,000 1,087,000 2.061.70 0.36 8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,965,0001,181,000 784,000 0.690.37 0.32 vs. REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM7,225,000
7,225,000 1.73
1.73 1 HOUR
MomCBS9:00PM

-

-
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM2,898,0002,935,000 (37,000)0.510.54 (0.03)REPEAT
ScandalABC9:00PM6,436,0006,147,000 289,000 1.731.58 0.15
The 100CW9:00PM1,231,000821,000 410,000 0.450.26 0.19 vs. REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,691,000
5,691,000 1.57
1.57
CBS NCAA BridgeCBS9:16PM
4,977,000 (4,977,000)
1.56 (1.56)
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS9:33PM
6,786,000 (6,786,000)
2.25 (2.25)
Rush HourCBS10:00PM5,063,000
5,063,000 1.09
1.09 PREMIERE
The CatchABC10:00PM5,067,0005,846,000 (779,000)1.031.22 (0.19)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM5,425,0005,130,000 295,000 1.071.05 0.02










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,910,000
5,910,000 1.10
1.10
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
5,155,000 (5,155,000)
1.35 (1.35)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM4,720,0004,618,000 102,000 0.800.72 0.08 REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,540,0003,470,000 70,000 0.700.69 0.01 REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM2,630,0002,524,000 106,000 0.700.66 0.04
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,170,000639,000 531,000 0.500.20 0.30 vs. REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PM3,780,0003,696,000 84,000 0.700.67 0.03 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,320,000
8,320,000 1.10
1.10
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,500,0004,403,000 97,000 1.000.89 0.11 REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,090,0004,316,000 (226,000)0.900.92 (0.02)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM2,660,0002,088,000 572,000 0.800.54 0.26 vs. Second
The OriginalsCW9:00PM960,000526,000 434,000 0.410.18 0.23 vs. REPEAT
CBS NCAA BridgeCBS9:19PM
3,839,000 (3,839,000)
1.07 (1.07)
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS9:36PM
6,254,000 (6,254,000)
1.92 (1.92)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,260,000
10,260,000 1.20
1.20
20/20ABC10:00PM4,740,0004,899,000 (159,000)1.000.94 0.06
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,060,0004,962,000 (902,000)0.900.95 (0.05)vs. REPEAT










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM2,150,000
2,150,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS6:00PM
7,695,000 (7,695,000)
2.23 (2.23)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,200,000
2,200,000 0.40
0.40 8-10P
The Ten CommandmentsABC7:00PM
5,213,000 (5,213,000)
0.73 (0.73)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,550,0004,065,000 485,000 0.600.77 (0.17)8-9P vs. 8-10P
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,120,0001,187,000 (67,000)0.200.28 (0.08)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,090,000
4,090,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
CBS NCAA BridgeCBS8:24PM
8,213,000 (8,213,000)
2.54 (2.54)
CBS NCAA BasketballCBS8:42PM
11,560,000 (11,560,000)
3.59 (3.59)
Figure SkatingNBC9:00PM2,690,000
2,690,000 0.40
0.40 9-11P
LuciferFox9:00PM1,180,0001,168,000 12,000 0.300.25 0.05 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,590,000
4,590,000 0.80
0.80
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,860,000
2,860,000 0.50
0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,479,000 (2,479,000)
0.64 (0.64)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 28 (Mar 28-April 3) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,237,0003.54
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu7,225,0001.731 HOUR
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu5,691,0001.57
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,739,0001.26REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,630,0001.24
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,604,0001.20REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,357,0001.15REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,892,0001.07REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,672,0001.04
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun4,423,0000.99
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,206,0000.91
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,015,0000.88
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun3,523,0000.83
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri4,720,0000.8REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri3,780,0000.7REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue1,326,0000.50REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,263,0000.41REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun

preempted
BordertownFox7:00PMSun

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun

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


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, July 24

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Mom - "Martinis and a Sponge Bath" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Christy and Adam get into a car accident, Bonnie is hurt to discover she is neither of their emergency contacts. Wendie Malick returns as Adam’s ex-wife, Danielle.

Life in Pieces - "Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Colleen teaches Matt her frugal ways, he gets hooked when he realizes how much saving money turns her on. Also, Tim attempts to fire Heather from her receptionist position at his office, John tries to break Sophia’s fear of flying by taking her for a quick flight on a small plane, and Jen plans a quiet affair for Lark’s first birthday, until the family takes over the celebration.

American Dad - "The Life and Times of Stan Smith" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan becomes addicted to dying after Roger tricks him into thinking he had a heart attack; Klaus takes Steve to Arizona State University for a college visit, where a fraternity hazes him.

People of Earth - "New Beginnings" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After learning the members of StarCrossed were on the ship as kids, Ozzie tries to get the group back together; disgraced FBI agent Alex Foster gets sent to Beacon to investigate white-collar criminal Jonathan Walsh; a merger takes place on the ship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Monday, July 24

  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Rob and his sons, Matthew and John Owen, chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about The Lowe Files on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Laura Benanti (Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril crashes a cooking class on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey makes cherry pie filling cake on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about People of Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs a jazz song on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie shows off her favorite RVs on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:52am.