Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week 30 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 30 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.15/8 rating/share (-33% in rating from first four nights week 29); #2. NBC 3.38/6 (-12%); #3. ABC 3.38/6 (-6%); #4. Fox 2.11/4 (even); #5. The CW 0.58/1 (-12%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.523 million (-36% from first four nights week 29); #2. NBC 5.240 million (-13%); #3. ABC 5.076 million (-8%); #4. Fox 3.342 million (-1%); #5. The CW 0.902 million (-13%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.08/4 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 29); #2. NBC  1.06/4 (-15%); #3. CBS 1.06/4 (-15%); #4. Fox 0.99/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.28/1 (-18%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 29 (4/3/17-4/9/17, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.65 rating boosted by NCAA Championship Game.  NBC was #2 with a 1.05 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 0.98 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.78 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.095 million, with NBC #2 at 5.363 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.425 million and Fox at #4 with 2.483 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-4/13/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.79 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.68 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 1.50 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.23 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.233 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.081 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.401 million as ABC is #4 with 5.069 million.

Back to week 29 (Apr 10-16), 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 30 (Apr 10-16) Analysis

Last Sunday (Apr 9)(Week 29)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM11,644,0009,500,000 2,144,000 1.601.14 0.46
AFVABC7:00PM4,595,0004,675,000 (80,000)0.720.87 (0.15)vs. REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,341,0001,126,000 215,000 0.440.44 - REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,099,0004,421,000 (322,000)0.590.63 (0.04)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,275,0001,516,000 (241,000)0.470.70 (0.23)REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM9,505,000
9,505,000 1.10
ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM
10,911,000 (10,911,000)
2.14 (2.14)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,597,0002,796,000 (199,000)0.730.77 (0.04)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM8,764,0008,649,000 115,000 1.311.29 0.02
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,852,0002,128,000 (276,000)0.760.92 (0.16)REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,345,0001,321,000 24,000 0.580.57 0.01
Madam SecretaryCBS10:00PM7,577,000
7,577,000 0.81
Match GameABC9:00PM2,978,0002,497,000 481,000 0.690.56 0.13
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,530,0005,905,000 (375,000)0.950.92 0.03
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,721,0001,547,000 174,000 0.800.70 0.10 REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,377,0001,743,000 (366,000)0.540.75 (0.21)REPEAT


American CrimeABC10:00PM1,743,0001,766,000 (23,000)0.370.37 -
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM3,979,0004,115,000 (136,000)0.680.68 -


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM6,044,0006,144,000 (100,000)1.161.24 (0.08)vs. Bang(R)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,311,00010,466,000 (155,000)1.561.55 0.01 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,880,00010,036,000 (156,000)2.102.20 (0.10)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,297,0003,198,000 99,000 0.780.77 0.01
SupergirlCW8:00PM875,0001,023,000 (148,000)0.210.25 (0.04)REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM5,328,0007,128,000 (1,800,000)1.031.85 (0.82)vs. NCAA Pre
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM5,017,000
5,017,000 0.96
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:00PM
22,997,000 (22,997,000)
7.08 (7.08)
APBFox9:00PM2,861,0002,628,000 233,000 0.630.57 0.06
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM841,000967,000 (126,000)0.230.23 - REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM4,640,000
4,640,000 1.03
6,404,000 1.00
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,571,0002,957,000 (386,000)0.590.56 0.03
TakenNBC10:00PM4,238,0004,668,000 (430,000)0.790.84 (0.05)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM9,056,00013,830,000 (4,774,000)0.861.56 (0.70)REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,292,0005,440,000 (148,000)1.271.39 (0.12)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM7,760,0009,520,000 (1,760,000)1.621.90 (0.28)REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,907,0001,996,000 (89,000)0.710.88 (0.17)vs. New Girl
The FlashCW8:00PM832,0001,521,000 (689,000)0.210.56 (0.35)REPEAT vs. Legends
American HousewifeABC8:30PM4,310,0004,388,000 (78,000)1.131.23 (0.10)
The MickFox8:30PM2,165,0002,092,000 73,000 0.830.84 (0.01)
BullCBS9:00PM7,416,00011,092,000 (3,676,000)0.751.27 (0.52)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM3,712,0003,817,000 (105,000)1.101.14 (0.04)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PM3,641,0003,764,000 (123,000)0.910.86 0.05
Prison BreakFox9:00PM3,175,0003,826,000 (651,000)1.141.49 (0.35)
iZombieCW9:00PM869,000946,000 (77,000)0.310.39 (0.08)
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM3,056,0003,451,000 (395,000)0.820.94 (0.12)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PM2,883,0003,014,000 (131,000)0.760.71 0.05
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM6,608,0008,844,000 (2,236,000)0.711.00 (0.29)REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,323,0002,152,000 171,000 0.720.67 0.05
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM3,021,0006,289,000 (3,268,000)0.601.30 (0.70)REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,314,0008,398,000 (84,000)1.741.73 0.01
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM3,619,0005,625,000 (2,006,000)0.781.55 (0.77)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,114,0004,326,000 (212,000)0.770.89 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Blindspot
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,601,0003,660,000 (59,000)0.900.95 (0.05)
ArrowCW8:00PM668,000738,000 (70,000)0.170.20 (0.03)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM3,129,0004,738,000 (1,609,000)0.771.39 (0.62)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM5,735,0007,035,000 (1,300,000)0.901.26 (0.36)vs. Crim Minds
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM3,512,0006,254,000 (2,742,000)0.931.87 (0.94)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,108,0005,071,000 (963,000)0.811.17 (0.36)REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM6,585,0006,351,000 234,000 2.322.23 0.09
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM660,000646,000 14,000 0.190.20 (0.01)REPEAT
The 100CW9:00PM


black-ishABC9:30PM3,073,0004,578,000 (1,505,000)0.821.31 (0.49)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM764,000689,000 75,000 0.220.23 (0.01)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,917,0004,605,000 312,000 0.790.75 0.04
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM4,824,0005,189,000 (365,000)0.901.07 (0.17)
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM3,942,0006,514,000 (2,572,000)0.751.30 (0.55)REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM11,889,00012,592,000 (703,000)2.522.65 (0.13)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,188,0007,223,000 (35,000)1.781.72 0.06
Trial & ErrorNBC8:00PM2,616,0003,082,000 (466,000)0.640.83 (0.19)vs. Superstore
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,332,0003,207,000 125,000 0.900.95 (0.05)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,551,0001,566,000 (15,000)0.540.53 0.01
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM6,105,0006,973,000 (868,000)1.161.43 (0.27)
PowerlessNBC8:30PM1,998,0002,022,000 (24,000)0.570.59 (0.02)
MomCBS9:00PM6,841,0007,498,000 (657,000)1.301.42 (0.12)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,261,0005,097,000 164,000 1.331.19 0.14
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,358,0005,984,000 374,000 1.071.00 0.07
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM1,819,0001,961,000 (142,000)0.500.63 (0.13)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM872,000907,000 (35,000)0.320.35 (0.03)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,405,0005,676,000 (271,000)1.101.21 (0.11)
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM4,106,0003,990,000 116,000 0.830.87 (0.04)
The CatchABC10:00PM3,104,0003,564,000 (460,000)0.660.69 (0.03)
The Blacklist: RedemptionNBC10:00PM3,849,0003,715,000 134,000 0.680.65 0.03 FINALE

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM6,644,0006,618,000 26,000 0.800.89 (0.09)FINALE
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM3,221,0004,090,000 (869,000)0.700.84 (0.14)
First DatesNBC8:00PM3,355,0003,775,000 (420,000)0.700.79 (0.09)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,497,0002,483,000 14,000 0.500.50 -
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,006,0001,082,000 (76,000)0.400.35 0.05
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,401,0008,765,000 (364,000)1.000.98 0.02
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,286,0004,873,000 (587,000)1.001.16 (0.16)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,291,0004,072,000 219,000 0.800.82 (0.02)9-11P
You The JuryFox9:00PM1,297,0001,544,000 (247,000)0.300.38 (0.08)
ReignCW9:00PM760,000711,000 49,000 0.200.21 (0.01)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,286,0009,766,000 (480,000)1.000.99 0.01
20/20ABC10:00PM3,875,0004,153,000 (278,000)0.900.82 0.08



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM2,760,0003,094,000 (334,000)0.300.40 (0.10)FINALE
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM
1,336,000 (1,336,000)
0.31 (0.31)
Ten CommandmentsABC8:00PM5,180,000
5,180,000 0.80
0.80 8-1244A
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,290,000
2,290,000 0.60
0.60 8-11P
4,221,000 (4,221,000)
0.67 (0.67)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM1,740,000
1,740,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM
942,000 (942,000)
0.26 (0.26)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM
1,931,000 (1,931,000)
0.55 (0.55)
Training DayCBS9:00PM2,600,0002,555,000 45,000 0.300.36 (0.06)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM
897,000 (897,000)
0.25 (0.25)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM3,750,0003,532,000 218,000 0.500.55 (0.05)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM


2,969,000 (2,969,000)
0.74 (0.74)

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 30 (Apr 10-16) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu11,889,0002.52
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,292,0001.27
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon6,044,0001.16
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue4,310,0001.13
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,405,0001.10
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,712,0001.10
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu6,105,0001.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon4,640,0001.03
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon5,328,0001.03
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon5,017,0000.96
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed3,512,0000.93REPEAT
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PMTue3,641,0000.91
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,165,0000.83
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue3,056,0000.82
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,721,0000.80REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed3,619,0000.78REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,852,0000.76REPEAT
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PMTue2,883,0000.76
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,907,0000.71
Trial & ErrorNBC8:00PMThu2,616,0000.64
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,345,0000.58REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,377,0000.54REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,275,0000.47REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,341,0000.44REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PMMon

American HousewifeABC9:00PMTue

Imaginary MaryABC8:30PMSat

The GoldbergsABC8:00PMSat

New GirlFox8:00PMTue

Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.