Sunday, April 10, 2016

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.07/9 rating/share (+2% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. Fox 4.74/8 (+31%); #3. ABC 4.03/7 (+3%); #4. NBC 3.98/7 (-13%); #5. The CW 0.82/1 (-20%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.097 million (+1% from first four nights week 28); #2. Fox 7.794 million (+33%); #3. NBC 6.214 million (-13%); #4. ABC 6.152 million (+5%); #5. The CW 1.323 million (-21%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.05/7 rating/share (+15% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. CBS 1.43/5 (-7%); #3. ABC 1.38/5 (+11%); #4. NBC 1.31/4 (-18%); #5. The CW 0.47/2 (-27%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 28 (3/28-4/3/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.44 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 1.24 rating. Fox was a close #3 with a 1.23 rating, while ABC was #4 with a 1.04 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.943 million, with NBC #2 at 6.008 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.825 million and Fox at #4 with 3.968 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-4/7/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.94 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.84 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1.  Fox at #3 with a 1.59 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.37 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.511 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.120 million, ABC at #3 with 5.499 million and Fox at #4 with 5.110 million.

Back to week 29 (4/4-4/10/16), 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 29 (April 4-10) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 3)(Week 28)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,526,0007,374,000 2,152,000 1.110.86 0.25
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,938,0004,582,200 355,800 1.050.77 0.28 vs. REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM5,408,0004,029,000 1,379,000 0.780.70 0.08 REPEAT
BordertownFox7:00PM997,000
997,000 0.40
0.40
Grease Live!Fox7:00PM
1,541,000 (1,541,000)
0.44 (0.44)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox7:30PM966,000
966,000 0.44
0.44
ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM11,203,000
11,203,000 2.25
2.25 8-11P
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM
8,496,000 (8,496,000)
0.96 (0.96)
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,777,0003,509,000 268,000 1.101.01 0.09
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM11,329,00010,570,000 759,000 1.841.90 (0.06)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,315,000
2,315,000 1.04
1.04
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,050,000
2,050,000 0.97
0.97
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
7,505,000 (7,505,000)
0.88 (0.88)
The FamilyABC9:00PM3,126,0002,607,000 519,000 0.710.63 0.08
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM4,676,0004,423,000 253,000 0.970.99 (0.02)
Bob's BurgersFox9:00PM1,989,000
1,989,000 0.93
0.93
CrowdedNBC9:30PM3,474,0003,523,000 (49,000)0.770.83 (0.06)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,111,000
2,111,000 0.86
0.86
ElementaryCBS10:00PM
5,164,000 (5,164,000)
0.75 (0.75)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,682,0003,385,000 297,000 0.970.87 0.10
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,731,0002,714,000 1,017,000 0.810.68 0.13 REPEAT vs. Game Night




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,679,000
6,679,000 1.45
1.45 REPEAT
SupergirlCBS8:00PM
7,166,000 (7,166,000)
1.71 (1.71)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,722,00011,971,000 (249,000)1.751.68 0.07 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,427,00011,380,000 (953,000)2.452.81 (0.36)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM1,801,0003,815,000 (2,014,000)0.541.33 (0.79)REPEAT
iZombieCW8:00PM699,000860,000 (161,000)0.230.33 (0.10)REPEAT vs. Crazy
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM7,062,000
7,062,000 1.62
1.62 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM5,471,0008,765,000 (3,294,000)1.001.63 (0.63)REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM2,032,0003,757,000 (1,725,000)0.611.24 (0.63)REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM475,000939,000 (464,000)0.160.38 (0.22)REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM5,411,0008,909,000 (3,498,000)0.801.25 (0.45)REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM6,372,0004,032,000 2,340,000 1.070.66 0.41 vs. Catch(R)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,536,0005,985,000 (449,000)1.351.58 (0.23)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,669,00010,380,000 5,289,000 2.011.25 0.76 vs. REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,231,0004,630,000 (399,000)1.101.24 (0.14)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM6,719,00011,099,000 (4,380,000)1.362.39 (1.03)REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM5,979,000
5,979,000 1.43
1.43 8-930P
New GirlFox8:00PM
2,206,000 (2,206,000)
0.91 (0.91)
The FlashCW8:00PM1,347,0003,392,000 (2,045,000)0.431.33 (0.90)REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,648,0003,672,000 (24,000)1.041.04 -
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM
1,326,000 (1,326,000)
0.50 (0.50)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,276,0008,893,000 3,383,000 1.691.18 0.51 vs. REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM2,805,0003,202,000 (397,000)0.891.01 (0.12)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,228,0008,679,000 (1,451,000)1.501.80 (0.30)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM
2,015,000 (2,015,000)
0.88 (0.88)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,071,0001,253,000 (182,000)0.400.49 (0.09)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM2,709,0001,263,000 1,446,000 0.920.41 0.51 vs. Grinder(R)
LimitlessCBS10:00PM6,068,0004,169,000 1,899,000 1.110.87 0.24 vs. Late Late Show
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM1,883,0002,117,000 (234,000)0.460.54 (0.08)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,679,0008,657,000 (978,000)1.531.73 (0.20)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,983,0009,159,000 (176,000)1.942.03 (0.09)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,041,0005,357,000 1,684,000 1.731.15 0.58 vs. REPEAT
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM3,902,0004,751,000 (849,000)0.660.90 (0.24)
American IdolFox8:00PM9,700,0005,198,000 4,502,000 2.191.38 0.81 vs. Rosewood
ArrowCW8:00PM2,239,0002,339,000 (100,000)0.790.86 (0.07)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,168,0004,604,000 1,564,000 1.791.20 0.59 vs. REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM7,443,0009,165,000 (1,722,000)1.201.80 (0.60)vs. Criminal
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,513,0004,739,000 2,774,000 2.261.26 1.00 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,787,0006,067,000 (2,280,000)0.761.43 (0.67)REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM11,336,00012,455,000 (1,119,000)4.264.78 (0.52)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,750,0001,451,000 299,000 0.680.55 0.13
black-ishABC9:30PM5,481,0003,892,000 1,589,000 1.611.07 0.54 vs. REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM6,975,0007,068,000 (93,000)1.231.30 (0.07)
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,039,0003,838,000 201,000 0.940.87 0.07
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM3,943,0006,789,000 (2,846,000)0.821.50 (0.68)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,502,00014,237,000 (735,000)3.083.54 (0.46)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,350,0007,768,000 (418,000)2.122.18 (0.06)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM4,589,0002,797,000 1,792,000 0.840.57 0.27 REPEAT vs. Apocalypse
American IdolFox8:00PM13,305,0009,105,000 4,200,000 3.042.06 0.98 8-10P FINALE
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,880,0001,965,000 (85,000)0.690.69 -
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM7,627,0007,225,000 402,000 1.541.73 (0.19)PREMIERE vs. Life(1 Hour)
MomCBS9:00PM7,167,000
7,167,000 1.46
1.46
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,415,0002,898,000 3,517,000 1.240.51 0.73 vs. REPEAT
ScandalABC9:00PM5,877,0006,436,000 (559,000)1.691.73 (0.04)
The 100CW9:00PM1,125,0001,231,000 (106,000)0.420.45 (0.03)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM5,868,0005,691,000 177,000 1.431.57 (0.14)
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,809,0005,063,000 (254,000)0.911.09 (0.18)
The CatchABC10:00PM4,892,0005,067,000 (175,000)1.081.03 0.05
Law & Order: SVUNBC10:00PM3,790,0005,425,000 (1,635,000)0.761.07 (0.31)REPEAT vs. Shades










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,595,0005,830,000 (235,000)1.101.10 -
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,360,0004,572,000 1,788,000 1.000.77 0.23 vs. REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,232,0003,403,000 (171,000)0.700.67 0.03 REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM2,913,0002,621,000 292,000 0.700.65 0.05 FINALE
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,170,0001,068,000 102,000 0.400.43 (0.03)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,706,0003,618,000 1,088,000 0.900.70 0.20 vs. REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,471,0008,454,000 17,000 1.101.11 (0.01)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,342,0004,542,000 800,000 1.201.01 0.19 vs. REPEAT
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,494,0004,052,000 442,000 1.000.91 0.09
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM2,711,0002,610,000 101,000 0.800.79 0.01
The OriginalsCW9:00PM1,138,000926,000 212,000 0.400.39 0.01
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,121,00010,396,000 (275,000)1.201.21 (0.01)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,005,0004,729,000 276,000 1.101.04 0.06
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,455,0004,108,000 347,000 0.900.88 0.02










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,290,0002,137,000 1,153,000 0.500.37 0.13 REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,560,000
1,560,000 0.40
0.40
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,183,000 (2,183,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM4,680,0004,577,000 103,000 0.800.63 0.17 8-10P vs. 8-9P
NASCAR Sprint CupFox8:00PM4,220,000
4,220,000 0.90
0.90 8-11P
RosewoodFox8:00PM
1,076,000 (1,076,000)
0.23 (0.23)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM1,890,000
1,890,000 0.60
0.60 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,100,0004,168,000 (1,068,000)0.500.69 (0.19)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs(R)
Figure SkatingNBC9:00PM
2,690,000 (2,690,000)
0.40 (0.40)
LuciferFox9:00PM
1,135,000 (1,135,000)
0.26 (0.26)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,080,0004,565,000 515,000 0.900.84 0.06
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,891,000 (2,891,000)
0.55 (0.55)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,870,000
2,870,000 0.70
0.70 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 29 (April 4-10) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,502,0003.08
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,513,0002.26
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,168,0001.79
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,041,0001.73
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon7,062,0001.62REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,481,0001.61
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu7,627,0001.54PREMIERE
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,167,0001.46
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon6,679,0001.45REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu5,868,0001.43
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,231,0001.10
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,648,0001.04
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,315,0001.04
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,360,0001.0
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun4,676,0000.97
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,050,0000.97
Bob's BurgersFox9:00PMSun1,989,0000.93
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue2,709,0000.92
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,706,0000.9
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,111,0000.86
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun3,474,0000.77
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun966,0000.44
BordertownFox7:00PMSun997,0000.40
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue

preempted
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

completed
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
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.