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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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