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

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-
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM

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-
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

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-
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

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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