Sunday, May 01, 2016

Week 32 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 32 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.89/8 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 31); #2. NBC 4.06/7 (even); #3. ABC 4.05/7 (+10%); #4. Fox 2.47/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.11/2 (+21%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.702 million (-12% from first four nights week 31); #2. NBC 6.350 million (-1%); #3. ABC 6.070 million (+11%); #4. Fox 3.890 million (-3%); #5. The CW 1.723 million (+21%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.42/5 rating/share (-9 in rating from first four nights week 31); #2. NBC 1.32/5 (-1%); #3. ABC 1.31/5 (+13%); #4. Fox 1.27/4  (-4%); #5. The CW 0.65/2 (+30%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 31 (4/18-4/24/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.24 rating.  NBC was a close #2 with a 1.13 rating. ABC was next with a 1.05 rating, while Fox was #4 with 1.02 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.827 million, with NBC #2 at 5.246 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.733 million and Fox at #4 with only 2.999 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-4/28/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.87 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.78 rating. CBS should hang on for #1 for the season.  Fox at #3 with a 1.54 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.319 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.971 million, ABC at #3 with 5.453 million and Fox at #4 with 4.931 million.

Back to week 32 (4/25-5/1/16), 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 32 (April 25-May 1) Analysis

Last Sunday (Apr 24)(Week 31)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,052,00010,453,000(401,000)1.000.990.01
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,010,0004,567,000443,000 1.190.950.24 vs. REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,535,0004,997,000(462,000)0.700.81(0.11)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,363,0001,037,000326,000 0.550.440.11 REPEAT vs. Cooper
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,573,0009,574,000(1,000)0.990.940.05
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,848,0003,755,00093,000
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM6,982,00010,658,000(3,676,000)1.081.73(0.65)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,767,0001,995,000772,000 1.240.860.38 vs. REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,346,0002,181,000165,000
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,488,0008,551,000(63,000)1.020.960.06
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,918,0002,977,000(59,000)0.810.780.03
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM3,549,0005,147,000(1,598,000)0.711.07(0.36)vs Crowded
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,205,0002,933,000(728,000)0.991.38(0.39)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,126,0002,515,000(389,000)0.891.07(0.18)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM6,896,000
6,896,000 1.28
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,752,00010,950,000802,000 1.801.580.22 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,489,00010,074,000(585,000)2.052.20(0.15)8-10P
ReignCW8:00PM918,000818,000100,000 0.310.300.01 vs. Crazy
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PM6,080,000
6,080,000 1.23
ScorpionCBS9:00PM8,982,0008,351,000631,000 1.601.470.13 FINALE
LuciferFox9:00PM3,888,0003,809,00079,000 FINALE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM837,000959,000(122,000)0.380.42(0.04)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM7,865,0007,786,00079,000
CastleABC10:00PM6,186,0005,864,000322,000 1.060.990.07
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,582,0005,456,000126,000 1.411.310.10


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,697,0003,062,0001,635,000 1.300.750.55 vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,070,0009,788,000282,000 1.981.840.14
New GirlFox8:00PM2,417,0002,091,000326,000 1.020.920.10
The FlashCW8:00PM3,394,0003,034,000360,000
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,462,0002,984,000478,000 1.000.840.16
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM1,782,0001,754,00028,000 0.610.80(0.19)vs. New Girl
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM8,734,00012,217,000(3,483,000)1.171.62(0.45)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM3,221,0002,845,000376,000 0.990.940.05
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,997,0008,159,000838,000 1.841.650.19
New GirlFox9:00PM1,874,0002,018,000(144,000)0.800.87(0.07)vs. Brooklyn
New GirlFox9:30PM1,691,0001,500,000191,000 0.640.580.06 REPEAT vs. Grinder
LimitlessCBS10:00PM5,631,0005,632,000(1,000) FINALE
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM2,029,0001,980,00049,000 0.530.53-
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,222,0008,169,00053,000 1.691.670.02

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,717,0004,539,0002,178,000 1.681.080.60 vs. REPEAT
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM4,487,0003,957,000530,000 0.790.710.08
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,862,0004,640,000222,000 1.341.220.12
ArrowCW8:00PM2,270,0001,093,0001,177,000 0.880.310.57 vs. REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM5,793,0004,073,0001,720,000 1.651.150.50 Clip Show vs. REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM5,440,0009,139,000(3,699,000)0.991.72(0.73)REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,960,0004,146,000814,000 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,584,0003,575,0009,000 0.720.74(0.02)REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM10,031,0009,562,000469,000 3.803.720.08
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,673,000868,000805,000 0.650.270.38 vs. REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM4,973,0003,511,0001,462,000 1.471.040.43 vs. REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM6,581,0007,546,000(965,000)1.191.31(0.12)
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,770,0003,707,00063,000 0.840.830.01
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM3,716,0004,019,000(303,000)0.720.76(0.04)REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,129,00014,155,000(26,000)3.353.240.11
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,907,0007,650,000257,000 1.992.04(0.05)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,858,0001,780,00078,000 0.700.640.06
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,161,0008,465,000(304,000)1.681.71(0.03)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,704,0007,017,000(313,000)1.251.34(0.09)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,254,0006,001,000253,000 1.591.530.06
American GritFox9:00PM2,097,0002,170,000(73,000)0.700.73(0.03)
The 100CW9:00PM1,269,0001,154,000115,000 0.450.380.07
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,614,0006,923,000(309,000)1.631.75(0.12)
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,316,0004,650,000(334,000)0.880.96(0.08)
The CatchABC10:00PM4,575,0004,600,000(25,000)0.960.930.03
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,078,0003,348,000(270,000)0.650.66(0.01)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,550,0005,434,000116,000 0.901.01(0.11)
Shark TankABC8:00PM4,070,000
4,070,000 0.80
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,690,0003,262,000428,000 0.700.680.02
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,830,0001,747,00083,000 0.500.53(0.03)REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,060,0001,021,00039,000 0.400.370.03
Dr. KenABC8:30PM
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,290,0008,006,000284,000 1.101.10-
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,640,0005,397,000243,000 1.401.180.22
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,010,0003,894,000116,000 0.900.870.03
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,070,0002,963,000107,000 1.000.910.09
The OriginalsCW9:00PM930,000731,000199,000 0.400.200.20 vs. Containment(R)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,940,0007,728,0002,212,000 1.200.910.29 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,210,0004,025,000185,000 1.000.940.06

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,570,0003,424,0001,146,000 0.500.350.15 REPEAT
Jazz at the White HouseABC8:00PM2,340,000
2,340,000 0.30
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,470,0002,822,000(352,000)0.901.01(0.11)
Premier BoxingFox8:00PM1,510,000
1,510,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
American GritFox8:00PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,850,0004,532,000318,000 0.600.66(0.06)REPEAT vs. 48 Hours
Marvel's 75thABC9:00PM1,420,000
1,420,000 0.30
American GritFox9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,180,0005,307,000(127,000)0.800.89(0.09)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,310,0002,056,000254,000 0.500.450.05



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 32 (April 25-May 1) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,129,0003.35
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,161,0001.68
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,717,0001.68
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed5,793,0001.65Clip Show
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,614,0001.63
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,697,0001.30
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,960,0001.29REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon6,896,0001.28
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,767,0001.24
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon6,080,0001.23REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,346,0001.14
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,417,0001.02
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,462,0001.00
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,205,0000.99REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,126,0000.89
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,874,0000.80
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun3,549,0000.71
New GirlFox9:30PMTue1,691,0000.64REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,363,0000.55REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun

The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue





Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 26

The Goldbergs - "Stefan King" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing. After learning the monster in Adam’s story is based off Beverly, she forces Adam to stay in on Halloween and rewrite it, hoping he depicts her as a better mother.  Meanwhile, Erica is desperate to find a date to the costume dance and forces Barry go with her.

Speechless - "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy is upset the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to do things he loves by taking things off the family “Dead to Me” list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school’s haunted mansion while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party.  Even though Maya is furious, she is thrilled to see JJ having a “normal” life.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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 - "The Purge" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he’ll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids.

Younger - "P Is for Pancake" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Kelsey dates a seemingly perfect guy, but Liza and Lauren think it’s too soon. At a party of doctors, Josh puts his relationship with Liza under the microscope.

Impastor - "Sins of the Past-or Part 2" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Dora’s and Alexa’s lives are both in jeopardy and Buddy must choose which one to save. Russell and Dora have a falling out. Schmidt is robbed.

You're the Worst - "The Seventh Layer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vernon and Paul take a road trip.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Wednesday, October 26

  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Watch Joel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Colton Dunn (Superstore), Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night and Nico Santos (Superstore) - Colton, Lauren and Nico are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - See what happens when Dr. Oz visits the set of Dr. Ken on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John talks about The Crown on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin talks about Life in Pieces on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy talks about Life in PieceS on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.