Sunday, April 09, 2017

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.18/11 rating/share (+31% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 3.84/7 (-2%); #3. ABC 3.59/6 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.12/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.66/1 (-31%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.170 million (+36% from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 6.024 million (-3%); #3. ABC 5.538 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.363 million (-6%); #5. The CW 1.042 million (-32%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.14/8 rating/share (+71% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC  1.25/5 (-4%); #3. ABC 1.21/5 (-2%); #4. Fox 1.06/4 (+1%); #5. The CW 0.34/1 (-36%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 28 (3/27/17-4/2/17, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.88 rating boosted by NCAA Final 4 coverage.  NBC was #2 with a 1.03 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 0.95 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.79 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.657 million, with NBC #2 at 5.308 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.416 million and Fox at #4 with 2.649 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-4/6/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.82 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.71 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 1.51 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.24 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.273 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.158 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.500 million as ABC is #4 with 5.101 million.

Back to week 29 (Apr 3-9), 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:


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Week 29 (Apr 3-9) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 2)(Week 28)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,500,00014,699,000 (5,199,000)1.142.49 (1.35)
AFVABC7:00PM4,675,0005,170,000 (495,000)0.870.93 (0.06)REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,126,0001,663,000 (537,000)0.440.56 (0.12)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,421,0004,159,000 262,000 0.630.64 (0.01)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,516,0001,826,000 (310,000)0.700.80 (0.10)
ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM10,911,000
10,911,000 2.14
2.14 8-11P
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM
11,171,000 (11,171,000)
1.62 (1.62)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,796,0002,847,000 (51,000)0.770.88 (0.11)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM8,649,0009,827,000 (1,178,000)1.291.70 (0.41)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,128,0001,901,000 227,000 0.920.89 0.03 vs. Bob's
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,321,0001,543,000 (222,000)0.570.73 (0.16)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
8,773,000 (8,773,000)
1.10 (1.10)
Match GameABC9:00PM2,497,0001,869,000 628,000 0.560.44 0.12 vs. Time
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,905,0005,841,000 64,000 0.921.01 (0.09)
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,547,0002,170,000 (623,000)0.701.03 (0.33)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,743,0001,967,000 (224,000)0.750.85 (0.10)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM
5,159,000 (5,159,000)
0.81 (0.81)
American CrimeABC10:00PM1,766,0001,620,000 146,000 0.370.32 0.05
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,115,0004,356,000 (241,000)0.680.84 (0.16)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,144,0006,668,000 (524,000)1.241.26 (0.02)REPEAT
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,466,00011,114,000 (648,000)1.551.68 (0.13)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,036,00010,557,000 (521,000)2.202.36 (0.16)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,198,0003,232,000 (34,000)0.770.87 (0.10)
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,023,0002,214,000 (1,191,000)0.250.68 (0.43)REPEAT
NCAA Pre-GameCBS8:30PM7,128,0005,216,000 1,912,000 1.851.11 0.74 vs. Kevin(R)
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:00PM22,997,000
22,997,000 7.08
7.08 918-1147P
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM
5,278,000 (5,278,000)
1.09 (1.09)
APBFox9:00PM2,628,0002,785,000 (157,000)0.570.58 (0.01)
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM967,000888,000 79,000 0.230.35 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Jane
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PM
4,119,000 (4,119,000)
0.95 (0.95)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM
4,366,000 (4,366,000)
0.77 (0.77)
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,957,0003,150,000 (193,000)0.560.73 (0.17)
TakenNBC10:00PM4,668,0005,039,000 (371,000)0.841.00 (0.16)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM13,830,00014,350,000 (520,000)1.561.60 (0.04)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,440,0003,808,000 1,632,000 1.390.85 0.54 vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,520,00010,222,000 (702,000)1.902.12 (0.22)
New GirlFox8:00PM1,996,0002,160,000 (164,000)0.880.92 (0.04)FINALE
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,521,0002,388,000 (867,000)0.560.86 (0.30)vs. Flash
American HousewifeABC8:30PM4,388,0003,016,000 1,372,000 1.230.77 0.46 vs. REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,092,0002,406,000 (314,000)0.840.88 (0.04)
BullCBS9:00PM11,092,00010,894,000 198,000 1.271.31 (0.04)
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM3,817,0002,953,000 864,000 1.140.79 0.35 vs. American(R)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PM3,764,0004,247,000 (483,000)0.860.96 (0.10)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM3,826,0004,349,000 (523,000)1.490.99 0.50 PREMIERE vs. Bones
iZombieCW9:00PM946,0001,593,000 (647,000)0.390.54 (0.15)PREMIERE vs. Legends
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM3,451,0002,538,000 913,000 0.940.71 0.23 vs. Fresh(R)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PM3,014,0003,229,000 (215,000)0.710.77 (0.06)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM8,844,0009,164,000 (320,000)1.001.14 (0.14)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,152,0002,129,000 23,000 0.670.48 0.19 vs. People's
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,289,0006,660,000 (371,000)1.301.40 (0.10)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,398,0008,260,000 138,000 1.731.76 (0.03)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM5,625,0006,070,000 (445,000)1.551.70 (0.15)
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,326,0004,324,000 2,000 0.890.94 (0.05)
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,660,0003,773,000 (113,000)0.950.99 (0.04)
ArrowCW8:00PM738,0001,547,000 (809,000)0.200.53 (0.33)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,738,0005,388,000 (650,000)1.391.37 0.02 vs. Mary
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM7,035,0006,880,000 155,000 1.261.23 0.03
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,254,0006,791,000 (537,000)1.872.07 (0.20)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,071,0005,004,000 67,000 1.171.11 0.06
EmpireFox9:00PM6,351,0006,904,000 (553,000)2.232.45 (0.22)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM646,000
646,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
The 100CW9:00PM
974,000 (974,000)
0.32 (0.32)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,578,0004,925,000 (347,000)1.311.48 (0.17)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM689,000
689,000 0.23
0.23 REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,605,0004,963,000 (358,000)0.750.91 (0.16)
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,189,0005,150,000 39,000 1.071.06 0.01
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM6,514,0006,098,000 416,000 1.301.16 0.14










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM12,592,00012,784,000 (192,000)2.652.58 0.07
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,223,0007,618,000 (395,000)1.722.02 (0.30)
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,082,0002,468,000 614,000 0.830.62 0.21 vs. REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,207,0003,581,000 (374,000)0.951.02 (0.07)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,566,0001,707,000 (141,000)0.530.59 (0.06)
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM6,973,0006,821,000 152,000 1.431.37 0.06
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,022,0001,813,000 209,000 0.590.54 0.05
MomCBS9:00PM7,498,0007,026,000 472,000 1.421.24 0.18
ScandalABC9:00PM5,097,0005,574,000 (477,000)1.191.47 (0.28)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM5,984,0006,014,000 (30,000)1.000.94 0.06
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM1,961,0001,717,000 244,000 0.630.57 0.06
RiverdaleCW9:00PM907,000992,000 (85,000)0.350.39 (0.04)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,676,0005,591,000 85,000 1.211.12 0.09
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM3,990,0004,295,000 (305,000)0.870.90 (0.03)
The CatchABC10:00PM3,564,0003,398,000 166,000 0.690.76 (0.07)
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM3,715,0003,990,000 (275,000)0.650.76 (0.11)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM6,669,0006,558,000 111,000 0.900.90 -
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM4,080,000
4,080,000 0.80
0.80 PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,027,000 (6,027,000)
1.05 (1.05)
First DatesNBC8:00PM3,770,0004,267,000 (497,000)0.800.91 (0.11)PREMIERE vs. Grimm
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,395,0002,523,000 (128,000)0.500.53 (0.03)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,117,000939,000 178,000 0.400.34 0.06
Dr. KenABC8:30PM
3,995,000 (3,995,000)
0.73 (0.73)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,731,0008,736,000 (5,000)1.001.05 (0.05)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,764,0003,532,000 1,232,000 1.100.74 0.36 vs. REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,035,0004,773,000 (738,000)0.800.91 (0.11)9-11P
You The JuryFox9:00PM1,623,0001,719,000 (96,000)0.400.46 (0.06)PREMIERE vs. Sleepy
ReignCW9:00PM734,000669,000 65,000 0.200.21 (0.01)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,654,0009,620,000 34,000 1.001.06 (0.06)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,170,0003,620,000 550,000 0.800.75 0.05
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,130,000
3,130,000 0.40
0.40
NCAA BasketballCBS6:00PM
14,683,000 (14,683,000)
3.88 (3.88)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM1,330,000
1,330,000 0.50
0.50
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM
1,664,000 (1,664,000)
0.32 (0.32)
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,480,0001,819,000 2,661,000 0.700.19 0.51 8-10P vs. Skating
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM990,0001,154,000 (164,000)0.300.26 0.04 REPEAT vs. Bones(R)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM1,870,000
1,870,000 0.50
0.50
Imaginary MaryABC8:30PM
1,799,000 (1,799,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Training DayCBS9:00PM2,530,000
2,530,000 0.40
0.40
NCAA BasketballCBS9:00PM
18,825,000 (18,825,000)
5.49 (5.49)
The CatchABC9:00PM
1,332,000 (1,332,000)
0.27 (0.27)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM940,0001,032,000 (92,000)0.300.24 0.06 REPEAT vs. APB(R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,540,000
3,540,000 0.50
0.50
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
3,104,000 (3,104,000)
0.53 (0.53)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,970,0001,762,000 1,208,000 0.700.45 0.25 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 29 (Apr 3-9) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu12,592,0002.65
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,254,0001.87
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed5,625,0001.55
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu6,973,0001.43
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,498,0001.42
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,440,0001.39
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,738,0001.39
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,578,0001.31
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon6,144,0001.24REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue4,388,0001.23
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,676,0001.21
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,817,0001.14
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue3,451,0000.94
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,128,0000.92
New GirlFox8:00PMTue1,996,0000.88FINALE
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PMTue3,764,0000.86
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,092,0000.84
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,082,0000.83
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,743,0000.75
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PMTue3,014,0000.71
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,547,0000.70REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,516,0000.70
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,022,0000.59
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,321,0000.57
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,126,0000.44REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PMMon


Bob's BurgersFox8:00PMSun


American HousewifeABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC8:30PMSat


The GoldbergsABC8:00PMSat


Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon

preempted
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue

preempted
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

completed
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)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
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.