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

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-
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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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