Sunday, May 29, 2016

Final Week of 2015-16 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 36 TV Ratings (final three nights of season Mon-Wed, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. NBC 5.13/9 rating/share (+22% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. ABC 4.65/8 (+16%); #3. CBS 3.61/6 (-33%); #4. Fox 1.79/3 (-34%); #5. The CW 1.19/2 (+14%).
Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.173 million (+25% from first four nights week 35); #2. ABC 7.125 million (+17%); #3. CBS 5.605 million (-35%); #4. Fox 2.753 million (-37%); #5. The CW 1.851 million (+13%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.64/6 rating/share (+20% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. ABC 1.52/5 (+13%); #3. CBS 1.02/4 (-36%); #4. Fox 0.93/3 (-27%); #5. The CW 0.68/2 (+10%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 35 (5/16/16-5/22/16, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 with a 1.44 rating, thanks to the Billboard Music Awards.  CBS was #2 with a 1.19 rating. NBC was third with a 1.05 rating, while Fox was #4 with 0.99 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 6.933 million, with ABC #2 at 5.886 million.  NBC was #3 with 5.034 million and Fox at #4 with only 3.232 million.

For final season (9/21/15-5/25/16, LIVE+SD) numbers, CBS was #1 in A18-49 with a 1.79 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.71 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.47 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.34 rating. Among total viewers CBS was also #1 at 9.104 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.806 million, ABC at #3 with 5.454 million and Fox at #4 with 4.707 million.

Back to week 36 (5/23-5/29/16), 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 36 (May 23-25) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 22)(Week 35)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,315,00010,891,000 (2,576,000)0.841.02 (0.18)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,596,000
4,596,000 1.00
1.00 FINALE
Once Upon a TimeABC7:00PM
4,066,000 (4,066,000)
1.23 (1.23)
DatelineNBC7:00PM3,718,0004,299,000 (581,000)0.580.70 (0.12)
BordertownFox7:00PM1,159,0001,297,000 (138,000)0.450.48 (0.03)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,385,0001,563,000 (178,000)0.570.68 (0.11)REPEAT
60 Minutes PresentsCBS8:00PM6,920,0009,461,000 (2,541,000)0.811.02 (0.21)
Billboard AwardsABC8:00PM9,762,000
9,762,000 3.17
3.17 8-11P
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM4,523,0005,869,000 (1,346,000)0.610.88 (0.27)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,542,0002,795,000 (253,000)1.051.23 (0.18)FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,229,0002,268,000 (39,000)0.991.04 (0.05)
Undercover BossCBS9:00PM4,879,0005,736,000 (857,000)0.800.89 (0.09)
The FamilyABC9:00PM
3,295,000 (3,295,000)
0.84 (0.84)
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM2,631,0003,585,000 (954,000)0.470.80 (0.33)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,591,0002,645,000 (54,000)1.181.28 (0.10)FINALE
CrowdedNBC9:30PM2,124,0003,091,000 (967,000)0.440.68 (0.24)FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,041,0002,228,000 (187,000)0.900.93 (0.03)FINALE vs. Last Man
Undercover BossCBS10:00PM3,889,0005,061,000 (1,172,000)0.760.64 0.12 vs. NCIS(R)
QuanticoABC10:00PM
3,783,000 (3,783,000)
1.04 (1.04)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,831,0004,198,000 (367,000)0.740.91 (0.17)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Price is RightCBS8:00PM6,219,000
6,219,000 1.29
1.29
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM
7,871,000 (7,871,000)
1.45 (1.45)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,338,00011,637,000 701,000 1.911.73 0.18 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,255,0009,519,000 736,000 1.972.06 (0.09)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,618,0003,842,000 (224,000)1.191.29 (0.10)FINALE
ReignCW8:00PM954,000764,000 190,000 0.310.25 0.06
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM
8,450,000 (8,450,000)
1.65 (1.65)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PM4,523,0007,220,000 (2,697,000)0.981.50 (0.52)vs. Bang(R)
The BacheloretteABC9:00PM6,629,000
6,629,000 1.99
1.99 9-11P PREMIERE
Houdini & DoyleFox9:00PM2,615,0002,418,000 197,000 0.560.66 (0.10)
Whose Line/Anyway?CW9:00PM1,287,000
1,287,000 0.40
0.40 PREMIERE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM
966,000 (966,000)
0.40 (0.40)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,468,0005,736,000 (1,268,000)0.931.33 (0.40)FINALE
Whose Line/Anyway?CW9:30PM1,472,000
1,472,000 0.44
0.44
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM5,490,0005,314,000 176,000 0.880.89 (0.01)
CastleABC10:00PM
7,468,000 (7,468,000)
1.28 (1.28)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,854,0005,269,000 585,000 1.311.25 0.06 FINALE










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Price is RightCBS8:00PM6,410,00018,012,000 (11,602,000)1.112.57 (1.46)vs. NCIS
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,876,0004,230,000 646,000 1.241.13 0.11 FINALE
The VoiceNBC8:00PM7,607,0009,047,000 (1,440,000)1.401.83 (0.43)REPEAT
Hotel HellFox8:00PM2,510,0004,800,000 (2,290,000)0.810.83 (0.02)PREMIERE vs. Megyn
The FlashCW8:00PM3,363,0003,365,000 (2,000)1.271.35 (0.08)FINALE
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM4,213,0003,249,000 964,000 1.070.90 0.17 FINALE
Person of InterestCBS9:00PM5,329,00013,300,000 (7,971,000)0.891.83 (0.94)vs. NCIS NO
Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM10,492,000
10,492,000 1.58
1.58 9-11P FINALE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM
3,026,000 (3,026,000)
1.03 (1.03)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM10,594,000
10,594,000 2.19
2.19 9-11P FINALE
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM
7,860,000 (7,860,000)
1.64 (1.64)
CoupledFox9:00PM1,220,0001,757,000 (537,000)0.450.54 (0.09)
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,322,0001,283,000 39,000 0.470.45 0.02
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM4,915,0006,969,000 (2,054,000)0.851.07 (0.22)
BattlebotsABC10:00PM

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Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
7,908,000 (7,908,000)
1.65 (1.65)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Price is RightCBS8:00PM6,673,000
6,673,000 1.20
1.20
SurvivorCBS8:00PM
9,540,000 (9,540,000)
2.12 (2.12)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM4,358,000
4,358,000 1.28
1.28 REPEAT 8-10P
The MiddleABC8:00PM
6,728,000 (6,728,000)
1.64 (1.64)
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM4,261,0003,860,000 401,000 0.740.67 0.07 FINALE
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,498,0004,766,000 (1,268,000)0.821.40 (0.58)FINALE
ArrowCW8:00PM2,193,0001,944,000 249,000 0.820.72 0.10 FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM
6,393,000 (6,393,000)
1.85 (1.85)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM5,740,000
5,740,000 1.05
1.05
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
6,791,000 (6,791,000)
2.07 (2.07)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,188,0005,778,000 1,410,000 1.581.29 0.29 FINALE
Wayward PinesFox9:00PM3,059,00010,880,000 (7,821,000)0.924.09 (3.17)PREMIERE vs. Empire
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,836,0001,591,000 245,000 0.740.63 0.11 FINALE
black-ishABC9:30PM
5,052,000 (5,052,000)
1.47 (1.47)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM5,188,0006,419,000 (1,231,000)0.961.47 (0.51)FINALE vs. Survivor Reunion
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,192,0003,718,000 474,000 0.940.76 0.18 FINALE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,876,0006,933,000 (57,000)1.431.42 0.01 FINALE










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
8,625,000 (8,625,000)
1.75 (1.75)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM
8,191,000 (8,191,000)
2.33 (2.33)FINALE
StrongNBC8:00PM
2,494,000 (2,494,000)
0.61 (0.61)
BonesFox8:00PM
4,292,000 (4,292,000)
0.86 (0.86)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM
1,850,000 (1,850,000)
0.66 (0.66)FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM
7,257,000 (7,257,000)
1.54 (1.54)
MomCBS9:00PM
8,141,000 (8,141,000)
1.72 (1.72)FINALE
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM
6,877,000 (6,877,000)
1.27 (1.27)FINALE
The CatchABC9:00PM
4,037,000 (4,037,000)
0.85 (0.85)9-11P FINALE
American GritFox9:00PM
1,878,000 (1,878,000)
0.60 (0.60)
The 100CW9:00PM
1,290,000 (1,290,000)
0.47 (0.47)FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM
6,148,000 (6,148,000)
1.39 (1.39) vs. 2 Broke
Rush HourCBS10:00PM
4,128,000 (4,128,000)
0.87 (0.87)
The CatchABC10:00PM

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Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM
3,207,000 (3,207,000)
0.65 (0.65)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
I Love Lucy SuperstarCBS8:00PM
5,433,000 (5,433,000)
0.80 (0.80)vs. Race
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM
3,902,000 (3,902,000)
0.79 (0.79)FINALE
GrimmNBC8:00PM
4,032,000 (4,032,000)
0.87 (0.87)8-10P FINALE
Fox MovieFox8:00PM
1,881,000 (1,881,000)
0.63 (0.63)8-10P
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM
1,375,000 (1,375,000)
0.35 (0.35)PREMIERE
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM
1,295,000 (1,295,000)
0.33 (0.33)
Undercoverr BossCBS9:00PM
4,061,000 (4,061,000)
0.69 (0.69)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM
5,473,000 (5,473,000)
1.26 (1.26)FINALE
The OriginalsCW9:00PM
847,000 (847,000)
0.34 (0.34)FINALE
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM
5,649,000 (5,649,000)
0.69 (0.69)REPEAT vs. Five-0
20/20ABC10:00PM
5,138,000 (5,138,000)
1.16 (1.16)
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,252,000 (4,252,000)
0.90 (0.90)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,340,000 (3,340,000)
0.44 (0.44)REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,047,000 (2,047,000)
0.55 (0.55)8-10P vs. 8-11P
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM
2,269,000 (2,269,000)
0.64 (0.64)8-10P vs. Dateline
Fox MLBFox8:00PM
2,241,000 (2,241,000)
0.52 (0.52)8-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM
3,226,000 (3,226,000)
0.54 (0.54)9-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
3,728,000 (3,728,000)
0.70 (0.70)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
1,702,000 (1,702,000)
0.47 (0.47)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 36 (May 23-29) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu7,286,0001.37REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,876,0001.24FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,591,0001.18FINALE
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue4,213,0001.07FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,542,0001.05FINALE
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu5,084,0001.04REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu5,333,0001.00REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,229,0000.99
The Odd CoupleCBS9:00PMMon4,523,0000.98
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,468,0000.93FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,041,0000.90FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMThu4,395,0000.88REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC10:00PMThu2,979,0000.76REPEAT
black-ishABC10:30PMThu2,519,0000.63REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,385,0000.57REPEAT
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun2,631,0000.47
BordertownFox7:00PMSun1,159,0000.45
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun2,124,0000.44FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:30PMFri1,290,0000.4REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMFri1,460,0000.4REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed

preempted
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

preempted
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

preempted
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun

canceled
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue

canceled
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue

canceled
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

canceled
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

canceled
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

canceled
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

canceled
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

canceled
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon

canceled
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu

completed
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri




SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.