Sunday, May 22, 2016

Week 35 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 35 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.37/9 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 4.22/7 (-1%); #3. ABC 4.01/7 (-1%); #4. Fox 2.73/5 (+15%); #5. The CW 1.04/2 (-3%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.633 million (+1% from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 6.533 million (-2%); #3. ABC 6.106 million (even); #4. Fox 4.336 million (+15%); #5. The CW 1.632 million (-3%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.60/6 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 1.37/5 (-3%); #3. ABC 1.34/5 (-1%); #4. Fox 1.28/5 (+5%); #5. The CW 0.62/2 (+2%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 34 (5/9/16-5/15/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 1.22 rating.  ABC was a close #2 with a 1.16 rating. NBC was third with a 1.10 rating, while Fox was #4 with 0.94 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.628 million, with NBC #2 at 5.373 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.098 million and Fox at #4 with only 2.781 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-5/19/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.81 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.72 rating. CBS will hang on for #1 for the season.  Fox at #3 with a 1.49 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.34 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.188 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.837 million, ABC at #3 with 5.432 million and Fox at #4 with 4.764 million.

Back to week 35 (5/16-5/22/16), 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 35 (May 16-22) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 15)(Week 34)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,891,0009,205,000 1,686,000 1.020.99 0.03
Once Upona a TimeABC7:00PM4,066,000
4,066,000 1.23
1.23 7-9P FINALE
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM
5,256,000 (5,256,000)
1.20 (1.20)
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,299,0003,885,000 414,000 0.700.53 0.17
BordertownFox7:00PM1,297,0001,076,000 221,000 0.480.42 0.06
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,563,0001,359,000 204,000 0.680.57 0.11 REPEAT
60 Minutes PresentsCBS8:00PM9,461,0009,989,000 (528,000)1.020.98 0.04 vs. Madam
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM
3,749,000 (3,749,000)
1.15 (1.15)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM5,869,0007,570,000 (1,701,000)0.881.31 (0.43)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,795,0002,518,000 277,000 1.231.09 0.14
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,268,0002,309,000 (41,000)1.041.01 0.03
Undercover BossCBS9:00PM5,736,00010,616,000 (4,880,000)0.891.27 (0.38)vs. Good
The FamilyABC9:00PM3,295,0002,556,000 739,000 0.840.74 0.10 FINALE
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PM3,585,0003,290,000 295,000 0.800.74 0.06
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,645,0002,760,000 (115,000)1.281.26 0.02
CrowdedNBC9:30PM3,091,0002,689,000 402,000 0.680.69 (0.01)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,228,0002,211,000 17,000 0.930.91 0.02 FINALE
NCISCBS10:00PM5,061,0005,458,000 (397,000)0.640.71 (0.07)REPEAT vs. Elementary
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,783,0003,479,000 304,000 1.040.91 0.13 FINALE
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,198,0005,138,000 (940,000)0.911.02 (0.11)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM7,871,0007,732,000 139,000 1.451.57 (0.12)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,637,00011,325,000 312,000 1.731.73 - 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,519,0009,820,000 (301,000)2.062.15 (0.09)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,842,0003,674,000 168,000 1.291.23 0.06
ReignCW8:00PM764,000784,000 (20,000)0.250.24 0.01
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,450,0008,058,000 392,000 1.651.69 (0.04)FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM7,220,0007,442,000 (222,000)1.501.55 (0.05)REPEAT
Houdini & DoyleFox9:00PM2,418,0002,364,000 54,000 0.660.64 0.02
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM966,000900,000 66,000 0.400.34 0.06 FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,736,0005,810,000 (74,000)1.331.31 0.02
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM5,314,0005,800,000 (486,000)0.891.01 (0.12)
CastleABC10:00PM7,468,0006,738,000 730,000 1.281.11 0.17 FINALE
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,269,0005,610,000 (341,000)1.251.34 (0.09)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,012,00016,038,000 1,974,000 2.572.08 0.49 FINALE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,230,0003,908,000 322,000 1.130.94 0.19
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,047,0009,054,000 (7,000)1.831.79 0.04
Megyn Kelly PresentsFox8:00PM4,800,000
4,800,000 0.83
0.83
New GirlFox8:00PM
2,343,000 (2,343,000)
1.09 (1.09)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,365,0003,523,000 (158,000)1.351.31 0.04
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM3,249,0003,147,000 102,000 0.900.87 0.03
GrandfatheredFox8:30PM
1,642,000 (1,642,000)
0.64 (0.64)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM13,300,00013,243,000 57,000 1.831.68 0.15 FINALE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM3,026,0002,932,000 94,000 1.030.92 0.11 FINALE 9-11P vs. 9-10P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,860,0008,005,000 (145,000)1.641.64 - FINALE
CoupledFox9:00PM1,757,000
1,757,000 0.54
0.54 PREMIERE
New GirlFox9:00PM
2,169,000 (2,169,000)
1.00 (1.00)
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,283,0001,346,000 (63,000)0.450.46 (0.01)
GrinderFox9:30PM
1,591,000 (1,591,000)
0.60 (0.60)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM6,969,0007,344,000 (375,000)1.071.10 (0.03)
BattlebotsABC10:00PM
1,971,000 (1,971,000)
0.60 (0.60)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,908,0007,975,000 (67,000)1.651.58 0.07 FINALE










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,540,0009,510,000 30,000 2.122.13 (0.01)FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,728,0006,734,000 (6,000)1.641.63 0.01 FINALE
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM3,860,0004,336,000 (476,000)0.670.72 (0.05)
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,766,0004,315,000 451,000 1.401.15 0.25
ArrowCW8:00PM1,944,0002,156,000 (212,000)0.720.77 (0.05)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,393,0006,198,000 195,000 1.851.86 (0.01)FINALE
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM
6,053,000 (6,053,000)
1.08 (1.08)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,791,0007,161,000 (370,000)2.072.15 (0.08)FINALE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,778,0006,061,000 (283,000)1.291.40 (0.11)
EmpireFox9:00PM10,880,0009,814,000 1,066,000 4.093.70 0.39 FINALE
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,591,0001,749,000 (158,000)0.630.68 (0.05)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,052,0005,291,000 (239,000)1.471.51 (0.04)FINALE
Survivor: ReunionCBS10:00PM6,419,0005,944,000 475,000 1.471.10 0.37 vs. CM: Beyond Borders
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,718,0003,936,000 (218,000)0.760.85 (0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,933,0006,751,000 182,000 1.421.44 (0.02)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,625,00014,726,000 (6,101,000)1.753.39 (1.64)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,191,0007,765,000 426,000 2.332.10 0.23 FINALE
StrongNBC8:00PM2,494,0002,597,000 (103,000)0.610.69 (0.08)
BonesFox8:00PM4,292,0004,257,000 35,000 0.860.84 0.02
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,850,0001,893,000 (43,000)0.660.65 0.01 FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM7,257,0008,309,000 (1,052,000)1.541.61 (0.07)
MomCBS9:00PM8,141,0008,286,000 (145,000)1.721.76 (0.04)FINALE
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM6,877,0006,616,000 261,000 1.271.30 (0.03)FINALE
The CatchABC9:00PM4,037,000
4,037,000 0.85
0.85 9-11P FINALE
ScandalABC9:00PM
6,646,000 (6,646,000)
1.76 (1.76)
American GritFox9:00PM1,878,0001,784,000 94,000 0.600.58 0.02
The 100CW9:00PM1,290,0001,170,000 120,000 0.470.42 0.05 FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM6,148,0006,991,000 (843,000)1.391.72 (0.33) vs. 2 Broke
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,128,0004,529,000 (401,000)0.870.89 (0.02)
The CatchABC10:00PM
4,234,000 (4,234,000)
0.95 (0.95)
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,207,0003,261,000 (54,000)0.650.66 (0.01)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
I Love Lucy SuperstarCBS8:00PM5,430,0005,934,000 (504,000)0.801.08 (0.28)vs. Race
Beyond the TankABC8:00PM3,910,0003,519,000 391,000 0.800.67 0.13 FINALE
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,140,000
4,140,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P FINALE
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM
2,970,000 (2,970,000)
0.63 (0.63)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,940,0001,687,000 253,000 0.700.44 0.26 8-10P
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,490,000
1,490,000 0.40
0.40 PREMIERE
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM
1,044,000 (1,044,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM1,400,000
1,400,000 0.40
0.40
Undercoverr BossCBS9:00PM4,030,0008,487,000 (4,457,000)0.701.13 (0.43)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,460,0005,301,000 159,000 1.201.22 (0.02)FINALE
GrimmNBC9:00PM
3,394,000 (3,394,000)
0.75 (0.75)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM940,000790,000 150,000 0.400.27 0.13 FINALE
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM5,590,0008,815,000 (3,225,000)0.701.23 (0.53)REPEAT vs. Five-0
20/20ABC10:00PM5,290,0004,549,000 741,000 1.200.93 0.27
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,250,0004,177,000 73,000 0.900.83 0.07










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,330,0003,146,000 184,000 0.400.38 0.02 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,050,0003,459,000 (1,409,000)0.600.74 (0.14)8-10P vs. 8-11P
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM1,850,0003,672,000 (1,822,000)0.500.62 (0.12)8-10P vs. Dateline
Fox MLBFox8:00PM1,950,0001,098,000 852,000 0.500.26 0.24 8-11P
Houdini & DoyleFox8:00PM
1,098,000 (1,098,000)
0.26 (0.26)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,190,000
3,190,000 0.50
0.50 9-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,638,000 (3,638,000)
0.45 (0.45)
American GritFox9:00PM
758,000 (758,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,394,000 (4,394,000)
0.70 (0.70)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM3,680,000
3,680,000 0.70
0.70
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM1,800,0002,519,000 (719,000)0.500.62 (0.12)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 35 (May 16-22) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,791,0002.07FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,393,0001.85FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu8,625,0001.75REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,141,0001.72FINALE
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,450,0001.65FINALE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed6,728,0001.64FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu7,257,0001.54
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon7,220,0001.50REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,052,0001.47FINALE
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon7,871,0001.45
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMThu6,148,0001.39
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,736,0001.33
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,645,0001.28
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,795,0001.23
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,230,0001.13
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,268,0001.04
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,228,0000.93FINALE
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue3,249,0000.90
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun3,585,0000.80
I Love Lucy SuperstarCBS8:00PMFri5,430,0000.8REPEAT
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun3,091,0000.68
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,563,0000.68REPEAT
BordertownFox7:00PMSun1,297,0000.48
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun


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
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu

completed
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue

completed
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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