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

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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