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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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