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


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

The Good Place - "Mindy St. Claire" / "Michael's Gambit" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.