Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.47/9 rating/share (+9% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 4.08/7 (-8%); #3. ABC 3.69/6 (-14%); #4. Fox 2.48/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 0.92/2 (+24%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.709 million (+10% from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 6.401 million (-8%); #3. ABC 5.483 million (-15%); #4. Fox 3.996 million (-2%); #5. The CW 1.421 million (+23%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.56/5 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 1.33/5 (-14%); #3. Fox 1.32/5 (-1%); #4. ABC 1.16/4  (-21%); #5. The CW 0.50/2 (+25%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 30 (4/11-4/17/16, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 with a 1.21 rating.  NBC was a close #2 with a 1.20 rating. CBS was next with a 1.15 rating, while Fox was #4 with 1.10 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.502 million, with NBC #2 at 5.699 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.374 million and Fox at #4 with only 3.203 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-4/21/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.89 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.80 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1, but CBS should hang on.  Fox at #3 with a 1.56 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.36 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.386 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.030 million, ABC at #3 with 5.466 million and Fox at #4 with 4.944 million.

Back to week 31 (4/18-4/24/16), 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 31 (April 18-24) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 17)(Week 30)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,453,00011,988,000 (1,535,000)0.991.61 (0.62)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,567,0004,773,000 (206,000)0.950.94 0.01 REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,997,0005,769,000 (772,000)0.810.80 0.01 REPEAT
BordertownFox7:00PM1,189,0001,189,000 - 0.450.52 (0.07)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox7:30PM1,037,0001,089,000 (52,000)0.440.50 (0.06)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,574,0009,864,000 (290,000)0.941.12 (0.18)
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,755,0003,751,000 4,000 1.151.15 -
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM10,658,00012,265,000 (1,607,000)1.731.98 (0.25)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,995,0002,549,000 (554,000)0.861.16 (0.30)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,181,0002,348,000 (167,000)1.021.13 (0.11)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,551,0006,378,000 2,173,000 0.960.89 0.07 vs. Elementary
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,977,0003,147,000 (170,000)0.780.78 -
CrowdedNBC9:00PM5,147,0005,400,000 (253,000)1.071.14 (0.07)vs. Carmichael
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,933,0002,465,000 468,000 1.381.17 0.21 vs. REPEAT
CrowdedNBC9:30PM4,026,0004,192,000 (166,000)0.910.95 (0.04)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,515,0002,698,000 (183,000)1.071.14 (0.07)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,512,0006,037,000 (525,000)0.700.88 (0.18)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,655,0003,568,000 87,000 1.051.05 -
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,936,0004,788,000 1,148,000 1.211.07 0.14 vs. REPEAT




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM6,109,0006,118,000 (9,000)1.271.33 (0.06)FINALE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,950,00012,507,000 (1,557,000)1.581.99 (0.41)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,074,00010,406,000 (332,000)2.202.29 (0.09)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,720,0003,711,000 9,000 1.221.25 (0.03)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM818,000774,000 44,000 0.300.24 0.06 FINALE
ScorpionCBS9:00PM8,351,0008,595,000 (244,000)1.471.64 (0.17)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,809,0003,419,000 390,000 1.251.06 0.19
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM959,000929,000 30,000 0.420.38 0.04
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM7,786,0008,239,000 (453,000)1.151.31 (0.16)
CastleABC10:00PM5,864,0006,435,000 (571,000)0.991.14 (0.15)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,456,0005,532,000 (76,000)1.311.37 (0.06)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,798,0009,049,000 5,749,000 1.861.19 0.67 vs. NCIS NO(R)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,062,0003,496,000 (434,000)0.750.80 (0.05)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,788,00010,814,000 (1,026,000)1.842.26 (0.42)8-9P vs. 8-10P
New GirlFox8:00PM2,091,0002,650,000 (559,000)0.921.14 (0.22)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,034,0001,363,000 1,671,000 1.150.51 0.64 vs. iZombie
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM2,984,0002,702,000 282,000 0.840.68 0.16 vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM1,754,0001,656,000 98,000 0.800.60 0.20 vs. Grandfathered(R)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,217,0009,989,000 2,228,000 1.621.29 0.33 vs. NCIS(R)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM2,845,0003,013,000 (168,000)0.940.97 (0.03)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,159,000
8,159,000 1.65
1.65
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,018,0002,067,000 (49,000)0.870.93 (0.06)FINALE
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,666,0001,221,000 445,000 0.520.50 0.02 PREMIERE vs. iZombie
GrinderFox9:30PM1,500,0001,556,000 (56,000)0.580.56 0.02
LimitlessCBS10:00PM5,632,0009,037,000 (3,405,000)1.051.17 (0.12)vs. NCIS NO(R)
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM1,980,0002,074,000 (94,000)0.530.55 (0.02)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,169,0006,411,000 1,758,000 1.671.44 0.23 vs. Silence










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,266,0008,394,000 872,000 2.021.87 0.15
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,539,0006,981,000 (2,442,000)1.081.74 (0.66)REPEAT
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM3,957,0008,880,000 (4,923,000)0.711.68 (0.97)vs. Voice
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,640,0004,529,000 111,000 1.221.19 0.03
ArrowCW8:00PM1,093,000995,000 98,000 0.310.25 0.06 REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,073,0006,290,000 (2,217,000)1.151.87 (0.72)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,139,0008,805,000 334,000 1.721.69 0.03
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,146,0007,444,000 (3,298,000)1.182.24 (1.06)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,575,000
3,575,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
StrongNBC9:00PM
3,327,000 (3,327,000)
0.94 (0.94)
EmpireFox9:00PM9,562,00010,107,000 (545,000)3.723.84 (0.12)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM868,000930,000 (62,000)0.270.28 (0.01)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM3,511,0005,667,000 (2,156,000)1.041.55 (0.51)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM7,546,0007,908,000 (362,000)1.311.46 (0.15)
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,707,0004,119,000 (412,000)0.830.95 (0.12)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,019,000
4,019,000 0.76
0.76 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,155,0008,621,000 5,534,000 3.241.58 1.66 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,650,0007,974,000 (324,000)2.042.20 (0.16)8-9P vs. 8-10P
StrongNBC8:00PM3,036,0003,275,000 (239,000)0.800.82 (0.02)
BonesFox8:00PM4,383,0004,397,000 (14,000)0.870.91 (0.04)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,780,0001,984,000 (204,000)0.640.65 (0.01)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,465,0007,103,000 1,362,000 1.711.46 0.25
MomCBS9:00PM8,305,0007,460,000 845,000 1.801.54 0.26
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,017,0006,737,000 280,000 1.341.36 (0.02)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,001,000
6,001,000 1.53
1.53
American GritFox9:00PM2,170,0002,347,000 (177,000)0.730.81 (0.08)
The 100CW9:00PM1,154,0001,083,000 71,000 0.380.38 -
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,923,0006,250,000 673,000 1.751.51 0.24
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,650,0004,259,000 391,000 0.960.87 0.09
The CatchABC10:00PM4,600,0004,762,000 (162,000)0.931.02 (0.09)
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,348,0003,902,000 (554,000)0.660.78 (0.12)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,458,0005,471,000 (13,000)1.000.95 0.05
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,907,0006,340,000 (433,000)1.001.11 (0.11)FINALE
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,418,0003,198,000 220,000 0.700.61 0.09
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,771,0001,833,000 (62,000)0.500.53 (0.03)REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,417,0001,021,000 396,000 0.500.39 0.11
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,638,0004,700,000 (62,000)0.900.98 (0.08)FINALE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM7,861,0008,416,000 (555,000)1.101.10 -
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,339,0005,632,000 (293,000)1.201.35 (0.15)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,006,0003,750,000 256,000 0.900.76 0.14
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM2,999,0002,979,000 20,000 0.900.86 0.04
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,167,000863,000 304,000 0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Originals
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,642,00010,406,000 (2,764,000)0.901.33 (0.43)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,735,0005,046,000 689,000 1.301.00 0.30
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,032,0004,486,000 (454,000)0.900.99 (0.09)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,580,0003,681,000 (101,000)0.400.36 0.04 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,440,000
2,440,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM
2,858,000 (2,858,000)
0.53 (0.53)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,960,000
2,960,000 1.00
1.00 8-11P
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM
1,237,000 (1,237,000)
0.24 (0.24)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM

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American GritFox8:00PM1,280,0002,487,000 (1,207,000)0.400.95 (0.55)8-10P REPEAT vs. UFC
Premier BoxingNBC8:30PM
1,262,000 (1,262,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,600,000
4,600,000 0.70
0.70 9-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,469,000 (3,469,000)
0.49 (0.49)
America's Funniest VideosABC9:00PM
3,069,000 (3,069,000)
0.68 (0.68)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,380,000 (4,380,000)
0.61 (0.61)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,220,0003,332,000 (1,112,000)0.500.66 (0.16)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 31 (April 18-24) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,155,0003.24
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,305,0001.80
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,923,0001.75
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,465,0001.71
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,933,0001.38
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,146,0001.18REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,073,0001.15REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed4,539,0001.08REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,515,0001.07
CrowdedNBC9:00PMSun5,147,0001.07
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,511,0001.04REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,181,0001.02
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,907,0001.0FINALE
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,091,0000.92
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun4,026,0000.91
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,638,0000.9FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,018,0000.87FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,995,0000.86REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue2,984,0000.84
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,754,0000.80
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,062,0000.75REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,500,0000.58
BordertownFox7:00PMSun1,189,0000.45
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun1,037,0000.44
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, April 26

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.

black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.

Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.

Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.

Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.