Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week 27 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 27 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.21/8 rating/share (-8% in rating from first four nights week 26); #2. NBC 4.04/7 (-18%); #3. ABC 3.61/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.38/4 (+15%); #5. The CW 0.89/2 (+24%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.708 million (-9% from first four nights week 26); #2. NBC 6.401 million (-19%); #3. ABC 5.550 million (-4%); #4. Fox 3.783 million (+11%); #5. The CW 1.414 million (+25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.37/5 rating/share (-21% in rating from first four nights week 26); #2. CBS 1.31/5 (+4%); #3. ABC 1.18/5 (-27%); #4. Fox 1.10/4 (+22%); #5. The CW 0.47/2 (+27%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 26 (3/13/17-3/19/17, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.41 rating boosted by NCAA coverage.  NBC was #2 with a 1.32 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 1.19 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.74 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.195 million, with NBC #2 at 6.390 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.619 million and Fox at #4 with 2.573 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-3/23/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.88 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.77 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 1.48 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.26 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.180 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.298 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.710 million as ABC is #4 with 5.155 million.

Back to week 27 (Mar 20-26), 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 27 (Mar 20-26) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar 19)(Week 26)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:35PM10,847,0009,968,000 879,000 1.621.16 0.46
AFVABC7:00PM4,857,0005,251,000 (394,000)0.900.97 (0.07)
Animation DominationFox7:09PM1,871,0001,803,000 68,000 0.610.63 (0.02)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,759,0004,698,000 61,000 0.650.74 (0.09)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,932,0001,815,000 117,000 0.830.80 0.03
NCIS: LACBS8:35PM9,095,0009,255,000 (160,000)1.121.13 (0.01)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,712,0003,062,000 (350,000)0.770.94 (0.17)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM9,581,00010,123,000 (542,000)1.561.67 (0.11)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,402,0002,611,000 (209,000)1.001.12 (0.12)
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,587,0001,830,000 (243,000)0.710.73 (0.02)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:35PM7,620,0008,225,000 (605,000)0.780.83 (0.05)
Time After TimeABC9:00PM1,789,0002,262,000 (473,000)0.440.56 (0.12)
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,740,0006,432,000 (692,000)1.041.15 (0.11)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,340,0002,511,000 (171,000)1.091.13 (0.04)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,970,0002,037,000 (67,000)0.790.85 (0.06)
ElementaryCBS10:35PM4,283,0004,503,000 (220,000)0.590.58 0.01
American CrimeABC10:00PM1,910,0002,671,000 (761,000)0.440.49 (0.05)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,088,0004,837,000 (749,000)0.750.85 (0.10)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM5,927,0006,787,000 (860,000)1.131.28 (0.15)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM12,809,0008,396,000 4,413,000 2.072.70 (0.63) PREMIERE 8-10P vs. Bachelor
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,740,00012,180,000 (1,440,000)2.422.64 (0.22)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,296,0003,899,000 (603,000)0.830.96 (0.13)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,068,000
2,068,000 0.64
0.64
Howie Mandel All-StarCW8:00PM
939,000 (939,000)
0.25 (0.25)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM5,317,0006,343,000 (1,026,000)1.031.14 (0.11)
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM5,215,0006,206,000 (991,000)1.001.09 (0.09)
APBFox9:00PM2,879,0003,252,000 (373,000)0.690.73 (0.04)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM840,000
840,000 0.30
0.30
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM4,655,0005,451,000 (796,000)1.041.14 (0.10)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM6,463,0006,609,000 (146,000)1.131.09 0.04
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,312,0007,847,000 (4,535,000)0.732.42 (1.69)vs. After Rose
TakenNBC10:00PM4,721,0005,730,000 (1,009,000)0.951.15 (0.20)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM9,362,00014,155,000 (4,793,000)0.901.55 (0.65)REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,308,0005,923,000 (1,615,000)0.941.55 (0.61)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,837,00011,711,000 (874,000)2.262.54 (0.28)
New GirlFox8:00PM1,975,0001,786,000 189,000 0.820.78 0.04
The FlashCW8:00PM2,708,0002,392,000 316,000 0.960.89 0.07
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,155,0004,897,000 (1,742,000)0.801.39 (0.59)REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,249,0001,367,000 882,000 0.820.51 0.31 vs. REPEAT
BullCBS9:00PM7,020,000
7,020,000 0.81
0.81 REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS9:00PM
10,428,000 (10,428,000)
1.20 (1.20)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM2,858,0003,374,000 (516,000)0.821.07 (0.25)REPEAT
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PM5,292,000
5,292,000 1.23
1.23
This Is UsNBC9:00PM
12,835,000 (12,835,000)
3.40 (3.40)
BonesFox9:00PM3,545,0002,517,000 1,028,000 0.810.68 0.13
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,718,0001,339,000 379,000 0.580.45 0.13
black-ishABC9:30PM2,627,0002,667,000 (40,000)0.750.83 (0.08)REPEAT vs. Real
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PM4,246,000
4,246,000 1.08
1.08
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM6,085,000
6,085,000 0.73
0.73 REPEAT
People IconsABC10:00PM3,169,0002,661,000 508,000 0.720.60 0.12
Trial & ErrorNBC10:00PM
5,915,000 (5,915,000)
1.38 (1.38)
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PM
4,580,000 (4,580,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,210,000
7,210,000 1.54
1.54










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,101,0007,866,000 235,000 1.731.73 -
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,262,0005,422,000 (1,160,000)1.041.53 (0.49)REPEAT
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,256,000
4,256,000 0.87
0.87
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
7,631,000 (7,631,000)
1.58 (1.58)
Shots FiredFox8:00PM4,698,0006,015,000 (1,317,000)1.131.28 (0.15)PREMIERE vs. Lethal
ArrowCW8:00PM1,379,0001,525,000 (146,000)0.480.51 (0.03)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM3,631,0004,630,000 (999,000)0.961.33 (0.37)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,463,0007,503,000 (40,000)1.321.32 -
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM3,943,0006,123,000 (2,180,000)1.061.86 (0.80)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,190,000
5,190,000 1.20
1.20
EmpireFox9:00PM7,954,0003,949,000 4,005,000 2.821.26 1.56 vs. Star
The 100CW9:00PM895,000982,000 (87,000)0.330.34 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM3,067,0004,883,000 (1,816,000)0.831.46 (0.63)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,779,0005,373,000 (594,000)0.830.92 (0.09)
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,206,0005,736,000 (530,000)1.081.33 (0.25)
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM6,388,0004,832,000 1,556,000 1.250.95 0.30 vs. REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM7,126,0004,242,000 2,884,000 1.961.06 0.90 7-908P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM

-

-
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,802,0007,901,000 (99,000)1.912.01 (0.10)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,145,0004,169,000 (24,000)1.131.07 0.06
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,806,0003,963,000 (157,000)1.081.10 (0.02)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM876,000540,000 336,000 0.250.15 0.10 REPEAT vs. Vamp(R)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM

-

-
Trial & ErrorNBC8:30PM2,686,0003,166,000 (480,000)0.640.80 (0.16)REPEAT
NCAA BridgeCBS9:08PM4,987,0004,035,000 952,000 1.591.10 0.49 thru 9:27P
MomCBS9:00PM

-

-
ScandalABC9:00PM5,397,0005,628,000 (231,000)1.311.36 (0.05)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM4,584,0007,347,000 (2,763,000)0.811.40 (0.59)REPEAT
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM1,962,0001,922,000 40,000 0.620.55 0.07
SupernaturalCW9:00PM824,000362,000 462,000 0.270.13 0.14 REPEAT vs. Vamp(R)
NCAA BasketballCBS9:27PM6,622,0004,714,000 1,908,000 2.091.42 0.67 thru 1144P
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM

-

-
Training DayCBS10:00PM

-

-
The CatchABC10:00PM3,406,0003,811,000 (405,000)0.700.72 (0.02)
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM3,956,0004,117,000 (161,000)0.690.75 (0.06)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM7,658,0004,652,000 3,006,000 2.201.34 0.86
MacGyverCBS8:00PM

-

-
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,045,0006,153,000 (108,000)1.001.00 -
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,106,0003,961,000 145,000 0.800.83 (0.03)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,030,0001,963,000 67,000 0.500.39 0.11 REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,004,0001,023,000 (19,000)0.400.34 0.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,258,0004,428,000 (170,000)0.800.80 -
NCAA BridgeCBS9:00PM7,248,0004,777,000 2,471,000 2.201.47 0.73
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM

-

-
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,602,000
3,602,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Truth & Lies: MansionABC9:00PM
5,381,000 (5,381,000)
1.05 (1.05)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,466,0004,948,000 518,000 1.000.85 0.15 9-11P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,010,0001,815,000 195,000 0.500.45 0.05
ReignCW9:00PM765,000762,000 3,000 0.200.20 -
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM8,662,0004,064,000 4,598,000 2.801.28 1.52
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM

-

-
20/20ABC10:00PM3,858,000
3,858,000 0.40
0.40
DatelineNBC10:00PM

-

-










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,010,000
3,010,000 0.40
0.40
NCAA BasketballCBS8:00PM7,920,0006,507,000 1,413,000 2.401.96 0.44
ABC MovieABC8:00PM1,700,000
1,700,000 0.40
0.40 8-10P
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
1,494,000 (1,494,000)
0.31 (0.31)
NBC MovieNBC8:00PM2,000,0002,411,000 (411,000)0.600.53 0.07 8-10P vs. 8-11P
Shots FiredFox8:00PM1,200,000
1,200,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Motor RacingFox8:00PM
813,000 (813,000)
0.26 (0.26)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM
1,647,000 (1,647,000)
0.45 (0.45)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,470,000
3,470,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM1,130,000
1,130,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,940,0004,066,000 (126,000)0.600.84 (0.24)REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,530,000
2,530,000 0.50
0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,350,000
2,350,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT


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 27 (Mar 20-26) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PMTue5,292,0001.23
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon5,927,0001.13
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,145,0001.13
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,340,0001.09
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PMTue4,246,0001.08
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed3,943,0001.06REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,262,0001.04REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon4,655,0001.04
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon5,317,0001.03
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,402,0001.00
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon5,215,0001.00
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,045,0001.0
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed3,631,0000.96REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue4,308,0000.94REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,067,0000.83REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,932,0000.83
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue2,858,0000.82REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue1,975,0000.82
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,249,0000.82
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,155,0000.80REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,258,0000.8
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,970,0000.79
black-ishABC9:30PMTue2,627,0000.75REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,587,0000.71
Trial & ErrorNBC8:30PMThu2,686,0000.64REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,871,0000.61REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:30PMSun


The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

completed
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

completed
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.