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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.