Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week 25 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 25 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.76/9 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 24); #2. NBC 4.40/8 (-23%); #3. ABC 3.43/6 (+48%); #4. Fox 2.12/4 (+8%); #5. The CW 0.87/2 (-6%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.680 million (+25% from first four nights week 24); #2. NBC 6.999 million (-25%); #3. ABC 5.290 million (+52%); #4. Fox 3.400 million (+7%); #5. The CW 1.395 million (-8%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.53/6 rating/share (-25% in rating from first four nights week 24); #2. ABC 1.45/5 (+58%); #3. CBS 1.30/5 (+19%); #4. Fox 0.89/3 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.47/2 (-11%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 24 (2/27/17-3/6/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.48 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 0.95 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 0.81 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.74 rating  Among total viewers, NBC was #1 with 7.265 million, with CBS #2 at 6.063 million.  ABC was #3 with 3.183 million and Fox at #4 with 2.432 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-3/9/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.93 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.85 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Without those 2 events, Fox would be #4. CBS is  #3 with a 1.50 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.27 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.280 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.407 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.948 million as ABC is #4 with 5.203 million.

Back to week 25 (Mar 6-12), 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 25 (Mar 6-12) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar 5)(Week 24)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,680,0006,407,000 4,273,000 1.110.78 0.33 vs. REPEAT
AFVABC7:00PM5,268,000
5,268,000 1.05
1.05
Oscars Red CarpetABC7:00PM
11,460,000 (11,460,000)
2.24 (2.24)
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,594,0002,103,000 (509,000)0.540.63 (0.09)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM6,045,000
6,045,000 0.95
0.95 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM
4,788,000 (4,788,000)
0.81 (0.81)
Oscars Red CarpetABC7:30PM
15,279,000 (15,279,000)
3.48 (3.48)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,771,0001,527,000 244,000 0.760.56 0.20 vs. REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM9,459,0005,056,000 4,403,000 1.260.69 0.57 vs. 60 Min(R)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,027,000
3,027,000 0.92
0.92
Oscars Red CarpetABC8:00PM
20,892,000 (20,892,000)
5.16 (5.16)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM11,718,000
11,718,000 2.03
2.03 PREMIERE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,563,0002,016,000 547,000 1.100.88 0.22 vs. REPEAT
The OscarsABC8:30PM
32,937,000 (32,937,000)
9.10 (9.10)
Making HistoryFox8:30PM2,170,0001,896,000 274,000 0.930.85 0.08 PREMIERE vs. Simp(R)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,435,0004,129,000 3,306,000 0.810.55 0.26 vs. NCIS LA(R)
Time After TimeABC9:00PM2,539,000
2,539,000 0.65
0.65 PREMIERE 9-11P
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM7,214,000
7,214,000 1.38
1.38
NBC MovieNBC9:00PM
1,424,000 (1,424,000)
0.47 (0.47)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,475,0001,945,000 530,000 1.230.85 0.38 vs. REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,187,0001,844,000 343,000 0.960.81 0.15 vs. Guy(R)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,263,000
4,263,000 0.58
0.58
American CrimeABC10:00PM

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Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM5,253,000
5,253,000 0.98
0.98 PREMIERE




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM7,488,0007,344,000 144,000 1.491.34 0.15 REPEAT
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,086,0007,711,000 (625,000)2.232.40 (0.17)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,004,00013,029,000 (1,025,000)2.683.15 (0.47)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,697,0003,985,000 (288,000)0.900.98 (0.08)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,179,0002,174,000 5,000 0.710.67 0.04
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM6,098,0006,613,000 (515,000)1.211.24 (0.03)REPEAT
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM6,170,0006,353,000 (183,000)1.211.19 0.02
The Bachelor Women Tell AllABC9:00PM5,766,0002,951,000 2,815,000 1.780.70 1.08 9-11P vs. When We Rise
APBFox9:00PM3,436,0003,363,000 73,000 0.770.79 (0.02)
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM975,000882,000 93,000 0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Jane
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM4,730,0005,741,000 (1,011,000)0.951.18 (0.23)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
ScorpionCBS10:00PM4,667,0006,883,000 (2,216,000)0.781.15 (0.37)REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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TakenNBC10:00PM6,012,0007,452,000 (1,440,000)1.191.63 (0.44)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,174,0008,913,000 5,261,000 1.590.88 0.71 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,121,0004,127,000 1,994,000 1.471.08 0.39 vs. Fresh
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,618,00011,346,000 272,000 2.622.62 -
New GirlFox8:00PM1,361,0002,094,000 (733,000)0.470.86 (0.39)REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM2,524,0002,869,000 (345,000)0.911.10 (0.19)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,190,0003,343,000 1,847,000 1.451.03 0.42 vs. Real
The MickFox8:30PM1,392,0002,389,000 (997,000)0.470.91 (0.44)REPEAT
BullCBS9:00PM10,384,000
10,384,000 1.32
1.32
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,686,000
3,686,000 1.10
1.10
This Is UsNBC9:00PM11,154,000
11,154,000 2.96
2.96
BonesFox9:00PM2,893,000
2,893,000 0.72
0.72
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,538,000811,000 727,000 0.530.29 0.24 vs. Riverdale(R)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,869,000
2,869,000 0.87
0.87
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,062,000
9,062,000 1.08
1.08
People IconsABC10:00PM2,590,000
2,590,000 0.52
0.52 PREMIERE
State of the Union AnalysisCBS10:09PM
6,634,000 (6,634,000)
0.94 (0.94)
State of the Union AnalysisCBS10:30PM
4,758,000 (4,758,000)
0.66 (0.66)
Kevin Can WaitCBS10:37PM
3,410,000 (3,410,000)
0.52 (0.52)
State of the Union AnalysisABC10:09PM
5,983,000 (5,983,000)
1.27 (1.27)
State of the Union AnalysisABC10:30PM
3,627,000 (3,627,000)
0.74 (0.74)
State of the Union AnalysisNBC10:09PM
8,047,000 (8,047,000)
1.82 (1.82)
State of the Union AnalysisNBC10:30PM
6,000,000 (6,000,000)
1.31 (1.31)
The WallNBC10:37PM
4,274,000 (4,274,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Chicago JusticeNBC10:00PM6,070,000
6,070,000 1.27
1.27










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM7,643,000
7,643,000 1.70
1.70 8-10P PREMIERE
HuntedCBS8:00PM
4,829,000 (4,829,000)
1.17 (1.17)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM5,700,0006,169,000 (469,000)1.731.75 (0.02)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,033,0009,013,000 (4,980,000)0.741.71 (0.97)REPEAT vs. Fire
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM5,924,0003,361,000 2,563,000 1.220.71 0.51 vs. REPEAT
ArrowCW8:00PM850,0001,602,000 (752,000)0.240.56 (0.32)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,993,0006,414,000 (1,421,000)1.472.04 (0.57)vs. Modern
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
6,601,000 (6,601,000)
1.28 (1.28)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,492,000
6,492,000 1.92
1.92
When We RiseABC9:00PM
2,018,000 (2,018,000)
0.56 (0.56)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,418,0009,586,000 (5,168,000)0.851.90 (1.05)REPEAT vs. PD
StarFox9:00PM3,798,0003,363,000 435,000 1.151.12 0.03
The 100CW9:00PM577,0001,023,000 (446,000)0.180.36 (0.18)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM5,086,000
5,086,000 1.41
1.41
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM5,348,0004,066,000 1,282,000 0.870.67 0.20 PREMIERE vs. Bull(R)
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,890,000
5,890,000 1.26
1.26
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM3,961,0008,732,000 (4,771,000)0.681.68 (1.00)REPEAT vs. Justice










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM13,077,0008,683,000 4,394,000 2.831.59 1.24 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,305,0002,653,000 4,652,000 1.900.52 1.38 vs. Rise Story
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,719,000
2,719,000 0.71
0.71 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
10,694,000 (10,694,000)
2.29 (2.29)
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,793,0003,627,000 166,000 1.131.13 -
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,493,0001,629,000 (136,000)0.510.58 (0.07)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM7,020,0006,699,000 321,000 1.411.26 0.15 vs. Mom(R)
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,375,000
2,375,000 0.72
0.72
MomCBS9:00PM7,502,0007,282,000 220,000 1.431.51 (0.08)vs. Bang(R)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,255,000
5,255,000 1.37
1.37
When We RiseABC9:00PM
2,003,000 (2,003,000)
0.41 (0.41)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,290,0008,824,000 (2,534,000)1.151.67 (0.52)
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM2,240,0002,201,000 39,000 0.710.79 (0.08)PREMIERE vs. Kitchen Rules
RiverdaleCW9:00PM1,028,0001,089,000 (61,000)0.380.38 -
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,130,0005,337,000 793,000 1.261.14 0.12 vs. REPEAT
Training DayCBS10:00PM4,034,0004,330,000 (296,000)0.690.79 (0.10)
The CatchABC10:00PM3,668,000
3,668,000 0.80
0.80 PREMIERE
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM3,694,0004,757,000 (1,063,000)0.730.97 (0.24)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM8,019,0005,463,000 2,556,000 1.000.70 0.30 vs. REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,788,000
5,788,000 1.00
1.00
Shark TankABC8:00PM
6,076,000 (6,076,000)
1.36 (1.36)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,243,0004,234,000 9,000 0.800.81 (0.01)
RosewoodFox8:00PM1,784,0001,956,000 (172,000)0.400.39 0.01 REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,142,0001,147,000 (5,000)0.400.41 (0.01)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,123,000
4,123,000 0.80
0.80
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,296,0006,615,000 2,681,000 1.100.75 0.35 vs. REPEAT
When We RiseABC9:00PM
2,069,000 (2,069,000)
0.44 (0.44)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,134,000
4,134,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,944,000
4,944,000 1.10
1.10 9-11P
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM
2,868,000 (2,868,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,783,0001,879,000 (96,000)0.400.41 (0.01)
The Vampire DiariesCW9:00PM1,187,000644,000 543,000 0.500.20 0.30 FINALE vs. Reign
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,385,0006,878,000 2,507,000 1.100.73 0.37 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM3,913,000
3,913,000 0.80
0.80
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,419,000 (4,419,000)
0.84 (0.84)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM
3,108,000 (3,108,000)
0.45 (0.45)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
1,548,000 (1,548,000)
0.36 (0.36)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
2,026,000 (2,026,000)
0.33 (0.33)REPEAT vs. Fire(R)
24: Legacy Fox8:00PM
678,000 (678,000)
0.17 (0.17)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM
1,673,000 (1,673,000)
0.50 (0.50)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM

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Showtime BoxingCBS9:00PM
3,060,000 (3,060,000)
0.90 (0.90)
TakenNBC9:00PM
2,731,000 (2,731,000)
0.46 (0.46)REPEAT vs. PD(R)
APBFox9:00PM
987,000 (987,000)
0.18 (0.18)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM

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SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,404,000 (3,404,000)
0.56 (0.56)REPEAT vs. Justice(R)


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates decent showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 25 (Mar 6-12) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu13,077,0002.83
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,492,0001.92
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed5,700,0001.73
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon7,488,0001.49REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,993,0001.47
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,121,0001.47
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,190,0001.45
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,502,0001.43
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,086,0001.41
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu7,020,0001.41
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,130,0001.26
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,475,0001.23
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon6,098,0001.21REPEAT
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon6,170,0001.21
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,686,0001.10
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,563,0001.10
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,788,0001.0
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,187,0000.96
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMMon4,730,0000.95REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun2,170,0000.93PREMIERE
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,869,0000.87
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,123,0000.8
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,771,0000.76
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,375,0000.72
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu2,719,0000.71REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,594,0000.54REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PMTue1,392,0000.47REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue1,361,0000.47REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu


The SimpsonsFox8:30PMSun


Family GuyFox9:30PMSun


2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

completed
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 24

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

Fresh Off the Boat - "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn’t take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl’s party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man’s voice emanating from Grandma’s room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.

black-ish - "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend.

The Mayor - "City Hall-oween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Tuesday, October 24

  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Catch Ted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about her LA road rage, her love life and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is in the kitchen with three super-easy slow cooker dishes – like Sloppy Joes and a Pasta Bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna talks about her show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – and her friendship with Lea Michele on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on Daily Pop on E! at 12pm.


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