Sunday, April 02, 2017

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.70/8 rating/share (+12% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 3.93/7 (-3%); #3. ABC 3.66/7 (+1%); #4. Fox 2.27/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.96/2 (+8%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.502 million (+12% from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 6.211 million (-3%); #3. ABC 5.599 million (+1%); #4. Fox 3.578 million (-5%); #5. The CW 1.538 million (+9%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.30/5 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. CBS 1.25/5 (-5%); #3. ABC 1.23/5 (+4%); #4. Fox 1.05/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.53/2 (+13%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 27 (3/20/17-3/26/17, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.51 rating boosted by NCAA coverage.  NBC was #2 with a 1.14 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 0.92 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.86 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.425 million, with NBC #2 at 5.575 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.386 million and Fox at #4 with 2.813 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-3/30/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.85 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.74 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 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.169 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.230 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.604 million as ABC is #4 with 5.128 million.

Back to week 28 (Mar 27-Apr 2), 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 28 (Mar 27-Apr 2) Analysis















Last Sunday (Mar 26)(Week 27)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:35PM14,699,00010,847,000 3,852,000 2.491.62 0.87
AFVABC7:00PM5,170,0004,857,000 313,000 0.930.90 0.03 REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:06PM1,663,0001,871,000 (208,000)0.560.61 (0.05)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,159,0004,759,000 (600,000)0.640.65 (0.01)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,826,0001,932,000 (106,000)0.800.83 (0.03)
NCIS: LACBS8:35PM11,171,0009,095,000 2,076,000 1.621.12 0.50
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,847,0002,712,000 135,000 0.880.77 0.11
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM9,827,0009,581,000 246,000 1.701.56 0.14
Bob's BurgersFox8:00PM1,901,0002,402,000 (501,000)0.891.00 (0.11)vs. Simp
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,543,0001,587,000 (44,000)0.730.71 0.02
Madam SecretaryCBS9:35PM8,773,0007,620,000 1,153,000 1.100.78 0.32
Time After TimeABC9:00PM1,869,0001,789,000 80,000 0.440.44 -
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,841,0005,740,000 101,000 1.011.04 (0.03)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,170,0002,340,000 (170,000)1.031.09 (0.06)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,967,0001,970,000 (3,000)0.850.79 0.06
ElementaryCBS10:35PM5,159,0004,283,000 876,000 0.810.59 0.22
American CrimeABC10:00PM1,620,0001,910,000 (290,000)0.320.44 (0.12)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,356,0004,088,000 268,000 0.840.75 0.09




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,668,0005,927,000 741,000 1.261.13 0.13 REPEAT vs. Kevin
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,114,00012,809,000 (1,695,000)1.682.07 (0.39)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,557,00010,740,000 (183,000)2.362.42 (0.06)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,232,0003,296,000 (64,000)0.870.83 0.04
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,214,0002,068,000 146,000 0.680.64 0.04
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PM5,216,0005,317,000 (101,000)1.111.03 0.08 REPEAT vs. Man
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM5,278,0005,215,000 63,000 1.091.00 0.09
APBFox9:00PM2,785,0002,879,000 (94,000)0.580.69 (0.11)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM888,000840,000 48,000 0.350.30 0.05
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PM4,119,0004,655,000 (536,000)0.951.04 (0.09)vs. 2 Broke
ScorpionCBS10:00PM4,366,0006,463,000 (2,097,000)0.771.13 (0.36)REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,150,0003,312,000 (162,000)0.730.73 -
TakenNBC10:00PM5,039,0004,721,000 318,000 1.000.95 0.05










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,350,0009,362,000 4,988,000 1.600.90 0.70 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM3,808,0004,308,000 (500,000)0.850.94 (0.09)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,222,00010,837,000 (615,000)2.122.26 (0.14)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,160,0001,975,000 185,000 0.920.82 0.10
The FlashCW8:00PM2,388,0002,708,000 (320,000)0.860.96 (0.10)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,016,0003,155,000 (139,000)0.770.80 (0.03)REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,406,0002,249,000 157,000 0.880.82 0.06
BullCBS9:00PM10,894,0007,020,000 3,874,000 1.310.81 0.50 vs. REPEAT
American HousewifeABC9:00PM2,953,0002,858,000 95,000 0.790.82 (0.03)REPEAT vs. Fresh(R)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PM4,247,0005,292,000 (1,045,000)0.961.23 (0.27)
BonesFox9:00PM4,349,0003,545,000 804,000 0.990.81 0.18 FINALE
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,593,0001,718,000 (125,000)0.540.58 (0.04)
Fresh off the BoatABC9:30PM2,538,0002,627,000 (89,000)0.710.75 (0.04)REPEAT vs. black-ish(R)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PM3,229,0004,246,000 (1,017,000)0.771.08 (0.31)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,164,0006,085,000 3,079,000 1.140.73 0.41 vs. REPEAT
People IconsABC10:00PM2,129,0003,169,000 (1,040,000)0.480.72 (0.24)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,660,0007,210,000 (550,000)1.401.54 (0.14)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,260,0008,101,000 159,000 1.761.73 0.03
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,070,0004,262,000 1,808,000 1.701.04 0.66 vs. REPEAT
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,324,0004,256,000 68,000 0.940.87 0.07
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,773,0004,698,000 (925,000)0.991.13 (0.14)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,547,0001,379,000 168,000 0.530.48 0.05
Imaginary MaryABC8:30PM5,388,0003,631,000 1,757,000 1.370.96 0.41 PREMIERE vs. Speech(R)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM6,880,0007,463,000 (583,000)1.231.32 (0.09)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,791,0003,943,000 2,848,000 2.071.06 1.01 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,004,0005,190,000 (186,000)1.111.20 (0.09)
EmpireFox9:00PM6,904,0007,954,000 (1,050,000)2.452.82 (0.37)
The 100CW9:00PM974,000895,000 79,000 0.320.33 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,925,0003,067,000 1,858,000 1.480.83 0.65 vs. REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,963,0004,779,000 184,000 0.910.83 0.08
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,150,0005,206,000 (56,000)1.061.08 (0.02)
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM6,098,0006,388,000 (290,000)1.161.25 (0.09)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM12,784,000
12,784,000 2.58
2.58
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
7,126,000 (7,126,000)
1.96 (1.96)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,618,0007,802,000 (184,000)2.021.91 0.11
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,468,0004,145,000 (1,677,000)0.621.13 (0.51)REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,581,0003,806,000 (225,000)1.021.08 (0.06)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,707,000876,000 831,000 0.590.25 0.34 vs. REPEAT
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM6,821,000
6,821,000 1.37
1.37
PowerlessNBC8:30PM1,813,0002,686,000 (873,000)0.540.64 (0.10)vs. Trial(R)
MomCBS9:00PM7,026,000
7,026,000 1.24
1.24
NCAA BridgeCBS9:08PM
4,987,000 (4,987,000)
1.59 (1.59)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,574,0005,397,000 177,000 1.471.31 0.16
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,014,0004,584,000 1,430,000 0.940.81 0.13 vs. REPEAT
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM1,717,0001,962,000 (245,000)0.570.62 (0.05)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM992,000824,000 168,000 0.390.27 0.12 vs. Supernat(R)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,591,000
5,591,000 1.12
1.12
NCAA BasketballCBS9:27PM
6,622,000 (6,622,000)
2.09 (2.09)
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM4,295,000
4,295,000 0.90
0.90 PREMIERE
The CatchABC10:00PM3,398,0003,406,000 (8,000)0.760.70 0.06
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM3,990,0003,956,000 34,000 0.760.69 0.07










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM6,701,000
6,701,000 0.90
0.90
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
6,416,000 (6,416,000)
1.75 (1.75)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,015,0006,118,000 (103,000)1.001.03 (0.03)FINALE
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,305,0004,140,000 165,000 0.900.82 0.08 FINALE
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,514,0002,007,000 507,000 0.500.46 0.04 vs. REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,039,000991,000 48,000 0.400.39 0.01
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,104,0004,145,000 (41,000)0.700.79 (0.09)FINALE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,651,000
8,651,000 1.00
1.00
NCAA BridgeCBS9:00PM
6,251,000 (6,251,000)
1.88 (1.88)
Shark TankABC9:00PM3,514,0003,586,000 (72,000)0.700.73 (0.03)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,785,0005,539,000 (754,000)0.900.98 (0.08)9-11P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,757,0001,959,000 (202,000)0.500.53 (0.03)FINALE
ReignCW9:00PM725,000746,000 (21,000)0.200.22 (0.02)
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM
9,995,000 (9,995,000)
3.23 (3.23)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,492,000
9,492,000 1.10
1.10
20/20ABC10:00PM3,646,0003,841,000 (195,000)0.800.72 0.08
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS8:00PM16,560,000
16,560,000 4.80
4.80 8-11P
RansomCBS8:00PM
2,960,000 (2,960,000)
0.38 (0.38)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM1,760,000
1,760,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
1,645,000 (1,645,000)
0.36 (0.36)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM

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Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM1,822,0002,021,000 (199,000)0.200.54 (0.34)8-10P vs. Movie
BonesFox8:00PM1,120,0001,176,000 (56,000)0.300.30 - REPEAT vs. Shots(R)
Imaginary MaryABC8:30PM1,860,000
1,860,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM
3,537,000 (3,537,000)
0.49 (0.49)REPEAT
The CatchABC9:00PM1,320,000
1,320,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,080,0001,115,000 (35,000)0.300.33 (0.03)REPEAT vs. Empire(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
3,995,000 (3,995,000)
0.61 (0.61)REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,990,0002,531,000 459,000 0.500.47 0.03 REPEAT
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM1,760,0002,437,000 (677,000)0.400.69 (0.29)REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates solid showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 28 (Mar 27-Apr 2) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu12,784,0002.58
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,791,0002.07
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,070,0001.70
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,925,0001.48
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu6,821,0001.37
Imaginary MaryABC8:30PMWed5,388,0001.37PREMIERE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon6,680,0001.26REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,026,0001.24
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,591,0001.12
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMMon5,216,0001.11REPEAT
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon5,278,0001.09
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,170,0001.03
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,015,0001.0FINALE
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PMTue4,247,0000.96
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PMMon4,119,0000.95
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,160,0000.92
Bob's BurgersFox8:00PMSun1,901,0000.89
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,406,0000.88
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue3,808,0000.85REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,967,0000.85
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,826,0000.80
American HousewifeABC9:00PMTue2,953,0000.79REPEAT
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PMTue3,229,0000.77
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,016,0000.77REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,543,0000.73
Fresh off the BoatABC9:30PMTue2,538,0000.71REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,104,0000.7FINALE
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu2,468,0000.62REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,663,0000.56REPEAT
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu1,813,0000.54
Imaginary MaryABC8:30PMSat1,860,0000.4REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMSat1,760,0000.3REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue

preempted
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




SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

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04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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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.