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, November 15

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Young Sheldon - "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth about Santa" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

Murphy Brown - "The Coma and the Oxford Comma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The “Murphy in the Morning” team strives to land a revealing first interview with Corky’s beauty pageant friend, Holly (Brooke Shields), who just woke up from a 10-year coma that made national headlines.

Superstore - "New Initiative" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new Cloud 9 initiative forces employees to be friendlier to their customers, Amy (America Ferrera) ends up getting to know Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) parents – and learns he hasn’t been completely truthful with them. The new policy also inspires Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Dina (Lauren Ash) to find out who can hold a smile longer.

The Good Place - "Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael and Janet take an important journey. Eleanor ponders whether she should share a secret.

Will & Grace - "Kid 'n Play" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers that Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) has a child he hasn't told Grace (Debra Messing) about, but is now sworn to secrecy. Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack's (Sean Hayes) relationship is tested when she fires him from the play she's producing and replaces him with Jon Cryer (guest star).

I Feel Bad - "I Miss Important Moments" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After missing her baby's first steps, Emet vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily's dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Thursday, November 15

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Over the Top/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and on Access Live, so check your listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Anderson (The Other Kingdom) - Tori talks about her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Return to Christmas Creek on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
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10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
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11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
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