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

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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