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 (April/May)

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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.