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, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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