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

-

-
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

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-
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


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

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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 29

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Man with a Plan - "Adam Steps Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam’s oldest daughter experiences a momentous occasion while Andi is unavailable, he tries to keep his cool and gingerly guide her through it. Also, Andi takes Emme and Teddy to the zoo, but instead gets stuck in traffic along with Emme’s annoying talking toy.

Superior Donuts - "Crime Time" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Franco encourages Arthur to increase his security when Fawz’s dry-cleaning store is robbed, but becomes concerned when Arthur buys a gun. Also, Tush offers Maya his personal approach to protecting herself.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Himmicane" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a hurricane approaches the area, Caroline fears that a big divorce party she’s planning for a wealthy couple will get broken up when the unhappy pair get stranded in close quarters at the dessert bar. Also, Max worries that Randy really did break up with her when she suspects he’s blocking her calls, and Oleg is jealous when Sophie is stuck at home during the storm with their handsome new “manny.”

American Dad - "Bazooka Steve" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Steve becomes the town pariah after he convinces the star quarterback of the arena football team to stop playing; Roger forces Hayley to become a cab driver to pay him back for her gambling debts.

Angie Tribeca - "If You See Something, Solve Something" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A naked woman crawls out of a child's backpack and doesn't remember a thing; Geils and Tanner track down a murderer on the run from prison.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29)

Monday, May 29

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.