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

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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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.