Monday, February 29, 2016

BET Airs Carmichael Show Marathon; Bones to End After Next Season

The Carmichael Show

NBC's second season sitcom The Carmichael Show is returning with a special preview airing on Wednesday, March 9, before moving to its regular night and time on Sunday, March 13, but before that... BET will be airing a marathon of the first season. The season one marathon will air on Friday, March 11 from 7pm-10pm. The sitcom will be sandwiched in between blocks of sitcoms House of Payne (4-7pm) and Martin (10pm-12am). In this sitcom, inspired by the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the series follows Jerrod and his opinionated North Carolina family as they navigate topics that all families face today in America. Nothing is too uncomfortable to explore, including police protests, guns and religion. Jerrod often finds himself debating such issues with his old-school father, Joe (David Alan Grier), his devoutly religious mother, Cynthia (Loretta Devine), his progressive live-in girlfriend, Maxine (Amber Stevens West), his recently separated brother, Bobby (Rel Howery), and Bobby's estranged and outspoken wife, Nekeisha (Tiffany Haddish). And somewhere in the middle of all of their disagreeing is the heart of this family.


Bones, the long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world, will return for a final farewell 12th season on Fox in 2016-17. The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. When Bones ends its run, the series will have completed 246 original episodes, making it one of the longest running Fox series ever. Bones returns for its spring premiere on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00PM ET/PT on Fox. Picking up after the explosive fall finale, the all-new episode, "The Death in the Defense," finds Hodgins (TJ Thyne) eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.

In the series, Brennan, a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and writes novels on the side, and her FBI partner, Booth, have taken on cases other law enforcement can't solve and proven to be a formidable partnership, both at work and at home. Over the course of the series, Brennan has devoted herself to her career, to Booth, with whom she's had two children, and to her team at the Jeffersonian. They include best friend Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes; Angela's husband, Hodgins, a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals, who is affectionately known as "the slime and bug guy"; Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner; and Booth's most recent colleague at the FBI, Special Agent James Aubrey (John Boyd), a young, intrepid FBI agent with a voracious appetite for solving crime, junk food and career advancement.

Utilizing a wide swathe of skills, and using human remains as their roadmap, this exceptional team has cracked some of the toughest cases to cross their lab tables and, in the process,escaped near-death experiences on multiple occasions. Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs, the series also has explored more ways for human remains to have been discovered than ever thought imaginable. With Brennan leading the way as the top professional in the field of forensic anthropology, Bones has inspired young girls around the world to consider a career in science. At the same time, having stacked up more episodes than the number of bones in the human body (206!), the series has helped viewers distinguish between the patella (kneecap) and the phalanges (bones in human fingers).

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week 23 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 23 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.81/10 rating/share (-28% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. ABC  3.66/6 (+5%); #3. Fox 3.58/6 (+3%); #4. NBC 3.48/6 (+4%); #5. The CW 1.21/2 (+8%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.290 million (-31% from first four nights week 22); #2. Fox 5.934 million (+5%); #3. ABC 5.581 million (+6%); #4. NBC 5.306 million (+3%); #5. The CW 1.942 million (+7%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.71/6 rating/share (-48% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. Fox 1.66/5 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.58/5 (+5%); #4. NBC 1.22/4 (+6%); #5. The CW 0.74/2 (+7%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 22 (2/15-2/21/16, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 with a 2.22 rating, thanks to the Grammy's.  ABC was #2 with a 1.42 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.17 rating, while NBC was #4 with a 1.07 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was of course #1 with 10.647 million, with ABC #2 at 5.192 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.979 million and Fox at #4 with 3.971 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-2/25/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is now #1 in A18-49 with a 2.08 rating, followed by now NBC at #2 with a 1.98 rating. Fox at #3 with a 1.72 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.35 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.032 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.406 million, Fox holding on to #3 with 5.440 million and ABC at #4 with 5.417 million. ABC should take over Fox soon.

Back to week 23 (2/21-2/28/16), 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 23 (Feb. 22-28) Analysis

Last Sunday (Feb. 21)(Week 22)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,670,00010,417,000253,000 1.121.18(0.06)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,358,0006,018,000340,000 1.311.160.15
DatelineNBC7:00PM6,013,0004,552,0001,461,000 1.160.860.30 7-9P vs. 7-8P REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,949,0001,838,000111,000 0.750.76(0.01)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,292,0002,046,000246,000 1.060.970.09
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM10,725,00010,061,000664,000
Disneyland 60thABC8:00PM6,908,0004,094,0002,814,000 1.791.090.70 8-10P vs Bachelor 20
SNL PrimeNBC8:00PM
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,097,0002,893,000204,000 1.381.280.10
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox8:30PM1,871,0001,735,000136,000 0.820.750.07
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,914,0007,958,000(44,000)0.980.960.02
Jim Burrows SpecialNBC9:00PM5,486,0005,051,000435,000 1.331.44(0.11)9-11P vs. Tonight Show
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,719,0002,568,000151,000 1.331.220.11
BordertownFox9:30PM1,718,0001,696,00022,000 0.730.74(0.01)
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,691,0006,307,000384,000 0.950.890.06
Shark TankABC10:00PM4,023,0004,190,000(167,000)1.150.760.39 vs. Castle




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
7,248,000 1.54
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,671,0007,236,0001,435,000 2.482.190.29 8-10P
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,683,0003,889,000794,000 1.371.210.16 FINALE
The X-FilesFox8:00PM7,602,0007,069,000533,000 2.412.140.27 FINALE
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM924,000724,000200,000 0.340.280.06 vs. Kombat
TelenovelaNBC8:30PM2,936,0002,333,000603,000 0.860.720.14 FINALE
9,868,000 1.70
Biggest LoserNBC9:00PM3,906,0002,803,0001,103,000 1.150.820.33 9-11P FINALE
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM941,000649,000292,000 0.340.210.13 vs. Legends(R)
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM8,822,000
8,822,000 1.31
CastleABC10:00PM5,475,0005,147,000328,000 1.080.910.17




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,470,00017,335,000135,000 2.402.320.08
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,590,0004,639,000(49,000)1.251.28(0.03)
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM4,104,0003,784,000320,000 1.110.930.18
New GirlFox8:00PM2,679,0002,803,000(124,000)1.171.23(0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,803,0003,903,000(100,000)1.451.53(0.08)
The MuppetsABC8:30PM2,602,0002,445,000157,000 0.810.800.01
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,599,00013,419,000(820,000)1.801.99(0.19)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM2,499,0002,388,000111,000 0.750.720.03 9-11P
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,642,0006,664,000(22,000)1.471.440.03
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,134,0002,176,000(42,000)0.910.92(0.01)
iZombieCW9:00PM1,445,0001,249,000196,000 0.550.520.03
The GrinderFox9:30PM1,614,0001,682,000(68,000)0.570.62(0.05)
What Would You DoABC10:00PM


Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,802,0007,529,000273,000 1.621.570.05

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,391,0008,297,00094,000 1.941.930.01 vs. 8-930P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,295,0007,285,00010,000 1.911.880.03
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM6,516,0006,329,000187,000 0.981.02(0.04)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,917,0008,228,000689,000
ArrowCW8:00PM2,696,0002,444,000252,000 1.020.910.11
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,447,0006,389,00058,000 1.951.98(0.03)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM8,636,000
8,636,000 1.76
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,101,0007,480,000621,000 2.502.440.06
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,467,0007,732,000(1,265,000)1.481.66(0.18)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM4,233,0003,973,000260,000
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM
black-ishABC9:30PM6,179,0005,736,000443,000 1.861.830.03
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,890,0006,043,000847,000 FINALE
American CrimeABC10:00PM3,514,0003,183,000331,000 0.920.810.11
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,985,0007,451,000(466,000)1.591.61(0.02)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,937,00015,240,000697,000 3.793.780.01
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,231,0007,818,000(587,000)2.102.17(0.07)
You, Me and the ApocalypseNBC8:00PM2,576,0002,567,0009,000 0.600.61(0.01)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,719,0008,186,000533,000 2.101.950.15 8-10P
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM2,473,0002,248,000225,000 0.950.830.12
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM9,207,0009,336,000(129,000)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM5,972,0006,023,000(51,000)1.301.30-
The 100CW9:00PM1,407,0001,356,00051,000 0.550.470.08
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,555,0006,401,000154,000 1.691.490.20
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,878,0004,875,0003,000 1.531.450.08
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,975,0005,287,000(312,000)1.031.06(0.03)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,782,0005,816,000(34,000)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,855,0006,671,000184,000 1.101.22(0.12)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,549,0003,693,000(144,000)0.700.82(0.12)
Sleepy HollowFox8:00PM2,985,0003,094,000(109,000)0.800.750.05
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,169,0001,014,000155,000 0.500.390.11
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,163,0004,894,000269,000 1.001.07(0.07)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,235,0008,860,000(625,000)1.101.14(0.04)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,512,0006,200,000(688,000)1.201.56(0.36)
5,689,000 1.20
1.20 9-11P
Second ChanceFox9:00PM1,807,0001,977,000(170,000)0.500.56(0.06)
The OriginalsCW9:00PM1,056,000870,000186,000 0.400.380.02
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,259,00010,740,000(481,000)1.201.28(0.08)

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,570,0003,361,0001,209,000 0.600.400.20 REPEAT
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM3,510,0001,674,0001,836,000 1.000.430.57
NHL PrimetimeNBC8:00PM1,780,000
1,780,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,160,0001,241,000(81,000)0.300.290.01 REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM3,980,0003,472,000508,000 1.501.170.33 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM5,920,0003,205,0002,715,000 0.700.530.17 REPEAT
LuciferFox9:00PM1,120,0001,076,00044,000 0.300.230.07 REPEAT vs. Jeff Gordon
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,780,0005,155,000625,000 0.800.87(0.07)

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 23 (Feb. 22-28) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,937,0003.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,101,0002.50
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu9,207,0002.11
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,447,0001.95
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,295,0001.91
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,555,0001.69
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,097,0001.38
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,719,0001.33
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,590,0001.25
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,679,0001.17
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,855,0001.1
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,292,0001.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,163,0001.0
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,134,0000.91
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:30PMSun1,871,0000.82
The MuppetsABC8:30PMTue2,602,0000.81
The SimpsonsFox7:00PMSun1,949,0000.75REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,614,0000.57
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMWed

Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMWed

Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon

The GoldbergsABC10:38PMTue

Mike & MollyCBS10:37PMTue

Fresh off the BoatABC10:30PMSat

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat





Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMWed

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, March 22

Superstore - "Target" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jeff (Michael Bunin) leaves Cloud 9 to work at Target, Garrett (Colton Dunn) leads Glenn (Mark McKinney) to believe that he's poaching other employees to go with him. In return Glenn tries to poach employees from Target. Amy (America Ferrera) goes on a double date with Dina (Lauren Ash), and Kelly (Kelly Stables) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) discuss moving in together.

A.P. Bio - "Selling Out" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) receives an offer from Miles' (Tom Bennett) publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef (Lyric Lewis) chose Mary (Mary Sohn) as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle (Jean Villepique).

Atlanta - "Money Bag Shawty" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
People act differently outside the city.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Thursday, March 22

  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch Roseanne and John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas ('Til Death/How to Make It in America) - Eddie drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie stops by Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and The Real, so check your listings. He opens up about Station 19 on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea are guests on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith is at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about Netflix's Alexa & Katie on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on the BUILD Series at 1:30pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim talks about Comedy Central's The Jim Jefferies Show on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.