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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.