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


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.