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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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