Sunday, May 08, 2016

Week 33 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 33 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.49/10 rating/share (+12% in rating from first four nights week 32); #2. NBC 4.17/7 (+3%); #3. ABC 4.06/7 (even); #4. Fox 2.36/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (-7%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.674 million (+13% from first four nights week 32); #2. NBC 6.474 million (+2%); #3. ABC 6.142 million (+1%); #4. Fox 3.711 million (-5%); #5. The CW 1.617 million (-6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.56/6 rating/share (+10% in rating from first four nights week 32); #2. ABC 1.34/5 (+2%); #3. NBC 1.33/5 (+1%); #4. Fox 1.22/4  (-4%); #5. The CW 0.59/2 (-9%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 32 (4/25-5/1/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.17 rating.  ABC was a close #2 with a 1.16 rating. NBC was close with a 1.14 rating, while Fox was #4 with 0.99 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.530 million, with NBC #2 at 5.419 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.126 million and Fox at #4 with only 3.207 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-5/5/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.85 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.76 rating. CBS will hang on for #1 for the season.  Fox at #3 with a 1.52 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.34 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.280 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.925 million, ABC at #3 with 5.445 million and Fox at #4 with 4.876 million.

Back to week 33 (5/5-5/8/16), 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 33 (May 2-8) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 1)(Week 32)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,337,00010,052,000 285,000 1.021.00 0.02
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM5,672,0005,010,000 662,000 1.301.19 0.11
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,875,0004,535,000 340,000 0.750.70 0.05 REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,690,0001,155,000 535,000 0.660.43 0.23 REPEAT vs. Bordertown
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,701,0001,363,000 338,000 0.720.55 0.17 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,900,0009,573,000 327,000 1.000.99 0.01
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,766,0003,848,000 (82,000)1.161.18 (0.02)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM10,099,0006,982,000 3,117,000 1.691.08 0.61 vs. REPEAT
American Country Countdown AwardsFox8:00PM3,809,000
3,809,000 0.94
0.94 8-10P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
2,767,000 (2,767,000)
1.24 (1.24)
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM
2,346,000 (2,346,000)
1.14 (1.14)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,192,0008,488,000 704,000 1.021.02 -
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,847,0002,918,000 (71,000)0.810.81 -
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM4,231,0003,549,000 682,000 0.900.71 0.19
Family GuyFox9:00PM
2,205,000 (2,205,000)
0.99 (0.99)
CrowdedNBC9:30PM3,025,0002,996,000 29,000 0.730.70 0.03
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM
2,126,000 (2,126,000)
0.89 (0.89)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,452,0005,153,000 299,000 0.780.72 0.06
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,374,0003,456,000 (82,000)0.970.97 -
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,587,0004,287,000 1,300,000 0.990.92 0.07




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM6,936,0006,896,000 40,000 1.321.28 0.04
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,813,00011,752,000 61,000 1.791.80 (0.01)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,968,0009,489,000 479,000 2.152.05 0.10 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,593,0002,005,000 1,588,000 1.160.64 0.52 vs. REPEAT
ReignCW8:00PM959,000918,000 41,000 0.310.31 -
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,198,0006,080,000 1,118,000 1.431.23 0.20 vs. Bang(R)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM6,937,000
6,937,000 1.49
1.49 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS9:00PM
8,982,000 (8,982,000)
1.60 (1.60)
Houdini & DoyleFox9:00PM2,556,0003,888,000 (1,332,000)0.681.29 (0.61)PREMIERE vs. Lucifer
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM856,000837,000 19,000 0.320.38 (0.06)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,889,000
5,889,000 1.29
1.29
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,101,0007,865,000 236,000 1.291.21 0.08 FINALE
CastleABC10:00PM6,029,0006,186,000 (157,000)1.001.06 (0.06)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,425,0005,582,000 (157,000)1.301.41 (0.11)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,855,00010,251,000 4,604,000 1.881.21 0.67 vs. REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,292,0004,697,000 (405,000)1.081.30 (0.22)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,596,00010,070,000 (1,474,000)1.651.98 (0.33)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,267,0002,417,000 (150,000)1.031.02 0.01
The FlashCW8:00PM3,355,0003,394,000 (39,000)1.281.29 (0.01)
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,286,0003,462,000 (176,000)0.951.00 (0.05)
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM1,837,0001,782,000 55,000 0.710.61 0.10
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,562,0008,734,000 3,828,000 1.791.17 0.62 vs. REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM2,915,0003,221,000 (306,000)0.920.99 (0.07)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,622,0008,997,000 (1,375,000)1.501.84 (0.34)
New GirlFox9:00PM1,883,0001,874,000 9,000 0.860.80 0.06
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,423,0001,564,000 (141,000)0.510.51 -
GrinderFox9:30PM1,507,0001,691,000 (184,000)0.520.64 (0.12)vs. New Girl(R)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM7,350,0005,631,000 1,719,000 1.171.13 0.04 PREMIERE vs. Limitless
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM1,906,0002,029,000 (123,000)0.550.53 0.02
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,793,0008,222,000 (429,000)1.581.69 (0.11)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,483,0009,468,000 15,000 2.132.11 0.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,016,0006,717,000 299,000 1.731.68 0.05
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM4,151,0004,487,000 (336,000)0.750.79 (0.04)
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,348,0004,862,000 (514,000)1.221.34 (0.12)
ArrowCW8:00PM2,071,0002,270,000 (199,000)0.750.88 (0.13)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,665,0005,793,000 872,000 1.931.65 0.28 vs. Clip Show
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,841,0005,440,000 3,401,000 1.780.99 0.79 FINALE vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,417,0004,960,000 2,457,000 2.241.29 0.95 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,259,0003,584,000 1,675,000 1.070.72 0.35 vs. REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM9,388,00010,031,000 (643,000)3.653.80 (0.15)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,535,0001,673,000 (138,000)0.590.65 (0.06)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,588,0004,973,000 615,000 1.591.47 0.12
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM6,818,0006,581,000 237,000 1.221.19 0.03
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,891,0003,770,000 121,000 0.840.84 -
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,318,0003,716,000 2,602,000 1.270.72 0.55 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,223,00014,129,000 (906,000)2.973.35 (0.38)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,663,0007,907,000 (244,000)2.011.99 0.02
StrongNBC8:00PM2,552,0002,655,000 (103,000)0.650.67 (0.02)
BonesFox8:00PM4,286,0004,382,000 (96,000)0.910.84 0.07
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,630,0001,858,000 (228,000)0.590.70 (0.11)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,073,0008,161,000 (88,000)1.581.68 (0.10)
MomCBS9:00PM7,917,0008,270,000 (353,000)1.551.72 (0.17)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,651,0006,704,000 (53,000)1.241.25 (0.01)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,055,0006,254,000 (199,000)1.501.59 (0.09)
American GritFox9:00PM1,766,0002,097,000 (331,000)0.560.70 (0.14)
The 100CW9:00PM1,131,0001,269,000 (138,000)0.410.45 (0.04)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,665,0006,614,000 51,000 1.591.63 (0.04)
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,564,0004,316,000 248,000 0.840.88 (0.04)
The CatchABC10:00PM4,361,0004,575,000 (214,000)0.920.96 (0.04)
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,256,0003,078,000 178,000 0.660.65 0.01










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,272,0005,436,000 (164,000)0.900.93 (0.03)
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM3,561,0004,087,000 (526,000)0.600.83 (0.23)vs. Shark(R)
Adele Live in NYCNBC8:00PM4,356,000
4,356,000 0.70
0.70 8-930P
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM
3,474,000 (3,474,000)
0.66 (0.66)
Think Like A ManFox8:00PM1,563,000
1,563,000 0.50
0.50 8-10P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
1,807,000 (1,807,000)
0.54 (0.54)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM904,0001,045,000 (141,000)0.300.39 (0.09)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,419,0008,411,000 8,000 1.101.09 0.01
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,301,0005,759,000 (458,000)1.201.45 (0.25)
GrimmNBC9:00PM
3,756,000 (3,756,000)
0.79 (0.79)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM
3,126,000 (3,126,000)
0.98 (0.98)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM815,000930,000 (115,000)0.300.36 (0.06)
DatelineNBC9:30PM4,663,000
4,663,000 0.90
0.90 930-11P
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,878,00010,126,000 (248,000)1.101.22 (0.12)FINALE
20/20ABC10:00PM5,230,0005,602,000 (372,000)1.001.21 (0.21)
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,244,000 (4,244,000)
0.95 (0.95)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM2,600,0004,430,000 (1,830,000)0.300.45 (0.15)REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM3,810,000
3,810,000 1.10
1.10
Jazz at the White HouseABC8:00PM
2,340,000 (2,340,000)
0.30 (0.30)
NHL Pre GameNBC8:00PM
2,096,000 (2,096,000)
0.62 (0.62)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:22PM3,000,0002,537,000 463,000 0.900.92 (0.02)8-11P
Houdini & DoyleFox8:00PM1,170,000
1,170,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Premier BoxingFox8:00PM
1,619,000 (1,619,000)
0.43 (0.43)
NBA PlayoffsABC8:30PM4,270,000
4,270,000 1.50
1.50 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,000,0004,789,000 (1,789,000)0.500.59 (0.09)REPEAT
Marvel's 75thABC9:00PM
1,390,000 (1,390,000)
0.29 (0.29)REPEAT
American GritFox9:00PM820,000
820,000 0.20
0.20
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,910,0005,156,000 (246,000)0.800.75 0.05
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
2,313,000 (2,313,000)
0.52 (0.52)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 33 (May 2-8) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,223,0002.97
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,417,0002.24
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,665,0001.93
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,016,0001.73
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,665,0001.59
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,588,0001.59
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,073,0001.58
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,917,0001.55
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon6,937,0001.49REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,198,0001.43
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon6,936,0001.32
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,889,0001.29
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,292,0001.08
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,267,0001.03
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,286,0000.95
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun4,231,0000.90
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,883,0000.86
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun3,025,0000.73
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,701,0000.72REPEAT
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue1,837,0000.71
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,690,0000.66REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,507,0000.52
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
BordertownFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

completed
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

completed
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

completed
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

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

Sunday, April 23

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Bob's Burgers - "Zero Lap Thirty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Linda wins a contest to spend a dream weekend at the home where her favorite television show is filmed, things don’t go quite as planned. Back at home, Teddy’s back problems leave him stuck on the floor.

Bob's Burgers - "The Laser-inth" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gene accompanies Bob on the last-ever rock-and-roll laser show at the planetarium, but the night takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Linda takes the girls out for dinner and Louise has a surprise revelation.

Making History - "The Godfriender" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dan, Deb and Chris find themselves stuck in 1920s Chicago, with Al Capone (guest star Tim Robinson) holding their time travel bag hostage. Chris opts for a play-it-safe plan, using history to take out Capone, while Dan and Deb befriend him instead. As they teach him how to be a better mobster – and husband – they quickly realize that proving their loyalty may not be as easy as they thought.

Family Guy - "Hot Shots" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to “save” Stewie from autism, Peter and Lois decide not to vaccinate him and then proceed to convince the rest of Quahog to follow suit. Stewie runs away to save himself from diseases until Sean Penn (guest-voicing as himself) swoops in to save the day and brings vaccines to the whole town.

The Last Man on Earth - "Name 20 Picnics...Now!" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The gang throws a huge celebration canvassing every major holiday, but Tandy and Todd’s bro-mance hits a rough patch that threatens to end the fun.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Monday, April 24

  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Watch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about the new series I Love Dick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Briga Heelan (Great News/Ground Floor) - Briga is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep), Mary Holland (Blunt Talk) and Timothy Simons (Veep) - Matt, Mary and Timothy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie talks about making her Broadway debut in Present Laughter on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Katie Gill (Baby Daddy) - Katie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen to make a delicious dessert with an ingredient she’s never had before—Rhubarb on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate talks about 13 Reasons Why on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.