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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The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

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The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.