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

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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