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, October 23

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene is in for one surprise after another when David introduces his girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at a parent-teacher conference and mentions that Mark and Harris will be spending the weekend with them. Dan hires Becky to help out at work, but they both come to learn that she might need more help than she can offer.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's Poem" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To Peggy’s dismay, Timmy decides to enter a poetry contest to win the money he needs to repair his ventriloquist dummy. Stumped, he decides to plagiarize a poem and soon realizes he’s not the only one who passed it off as his own. Meanwhile, Mike and Lawrence continue to butt heads when Lawrence complains that there are no fresh vegetables in the family’s diet.

black-ish - "Don't You Be My Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it’s causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

Splitting Up Together - "Asking for a Friend" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Afraid that the answer could ruin his chances with Lena, Martin finds every way he can to avoid asking Lisa Apple if she is pregnant, while the potential pregnancy makes Lena more and more distant. At the same time, Lena worries Mason is changing himself to please his new girlfriend and finds parallels to her own relationship with Martin. Elsewhere, Maya tells Frank a pretend story about her “friend” who is dating someone new and pregnant to gauge what his honest reaction will be.

The Guest Book - "Finding Reality" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Barefeet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman.

The Guest Book - "Under Cover" (TBS, 10:27PM ET/PT)
Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Tuesday, October 23

  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Catch Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Camping on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brenda Song (Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd) - Brenda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik talks about Murphy Brown on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon talks about God Friended Me on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about The Kids Are Alright on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
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