Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.52/8 rating/share (+9% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 3.73/7 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.25/6 (-4%); #4. Fox 1.75/3 (-17%); #5. The CW 0.45/1 (-22%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.227 million (+11% from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 5.874 million (+12%); #3. ABC 4.989 million (-2%); #4. Fox 2.737 million (-18%); #5. The CW 0.695 million (-23%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.19/5 rating/share (+12% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. CBS  1.15/4 (+8%); #3. ABC 1.03/4 (-5%); #4. Fox 0.77/3 (-22%); #5. The CW 0.20/1 (-29%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 30 (4/10/17-4/16/17, LIVE+SD). CBS won the week in A18-49 and did a 0.94 rating.  ABC was #2 with a 0.92 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 0.89 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.76 rating. What a low week.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 6.588 million, with ABC #2 at 4.469 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.450 million and Fox at #4 with 2.509 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-4/20/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.76 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.64 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 1.21 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.191 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 7.005 million. Super Bow/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.297 million as ABC is #4 with 5.048 million. ABC could likely overtake Fox in total viewers by the end of season, in the next few weeks.

Back to week 31 (Apr 17-23), 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 31 (Apr 17-23) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 16)(Week 30)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,162,00011,644,000 (3,482,000)0.871.60 (0.73)
Inside Disney NatureABC7:00PM3,161,0004,595,000 (1,434,000)0.610.72 (0.11)vs. AFV
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,123,0001,341,000 (218,000)0.330.44 (0.11)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM3,658,0004,099,000 (441,000)0.570.59 (0.02)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM888,0001,275,000 (387,000)0.370.47 (0.10)REPEAT
Stayin AliveCBS8:00PM10,313,000
10,313,000 1.21
1.21 8-10P
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM
9,505,000 (9,505,000)
1.10 (1.10)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,511,0002,597,000 (86,000)0.750.73 0.02
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM5,252,0008,764,000 (3,512,000)0.841.31 (0.47)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,514,0001,852,000 (338,000)0.650.76 (0.11)REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PM910,0001,345,000 (435,000)0.380.58 (0.20)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
7,577,000 (7,577,000)
0.81 (0.81)
Match GameABC9:00PM2,426,0002,978,000 (552,000)0.610.69 (0.08)
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM4,296,0005,530,000 (1,234,000)0.900.95 (0.05)
Family GuyFox9:00PM1,328,0001,721,000 (393,000)0.600.80 (0.20)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,077,0001,377,000 (300,000)0.420.54 (0.12)REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,290,000
4,290,000 0.57
0.57
American CrimeABC10:00PM1,826,0001,743,000 83,000 0.400.37 0.03
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,053,0003,979,000 74,000 0.690.68 0.01




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM5,904,0006,044,000 (140,000)1.051.16 (0.11)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,184,00010,311,000 873,000 1.771.56 0.21 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,570,0009,880,000 (310,000)2.042.10 (0.06)8-10P
24: LegacyFox8:00PM3,423,0003,297,000 126,000 0.820.78 0.04
SupergirlCW8:00PM906,000875,000 31,000 0.210.21 - REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM5,419,0005,328,000 91,000 1.001.03 (0.03)
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PM5,084,0005,017,000 67,000 0.960.96 -
APBFox9:00PM2,725,0002,861,000 (136,000)0.610.63 (0.02)
Penn & TellerCW9:00PM828,000841,000 (13,000)0.220.23 (0.01)REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM4,570,0004,640,000 (70,000)1.041.03 0.01 FINALE
ScorpionCBS10:00PM6,591,0006,404,000 187,000 1.071.00 0.07
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,757,0002,571,000 186,000 0.510.59 (0.08)
TakenNBC10:00PM4,549,0004,238,000 311,000 0.860.79 0.07










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM13,323,0009,056,000 4,267,000 1.310.86 0.45 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,254,0005,292,000 (38,000)1.261.27 (0.01)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,847,0007,760,000 1,087,000 1.801.62 0.18 8-10P vs vs. 8-9P REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,912,0001,907,000 5,000 0.720.71 0.01
The FlashCW8:00PM728,000832,000 (104,000)0.210.21 - REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM4,491,0004,310,000 181,000 1.191.13 0.06
The MickFox8:30PM1,412,0002,165,000 (753,000)0.480.83 (0.35)REPEAT
BullCBS9:00PM10,316,0007,416,000 2,900,000 1.130.75 0.38 vs. REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM3,715,0003,712,000 3,000 1.011.10 (0.09)
Trial & ErrorNBC9:00PM
3,641,000 (3,641,000)
0.91 (0.91)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM2,435,0003,175,000 (740,000)0.911.14 (0.23)
iZombieCW9:00PM754,000869,000 (115,000)0.280.31 (0.03)
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM3,153,0003,056,000 97,000 0.910.82 0.09
Trial & ErrorNBC9:30PM
2,883,000 (2,883,000)
0.76 (0.76)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM10,157,0006,608,000 3,549,000 1.140.71 0.43 vs. REPEAT
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,429,0002,323,000 106,000 0.770.72 0.05
Trial & ErrorNBC10:00PM3,785,000
3,785,000 0.89
0.89
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PM3,008,000
3,008,000 0.71
0.71 FINALE
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
3,021,000 (3,021,000)
0.60 (0.60)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM7,918,0008,314,000 (396,000)1.711.74 (0.03)8-10P vs. 8-9P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,073,0003,619,000 454,000 0.980.78 0.20 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,208,0004,114,000 94,000 0.740.77 (0.03)REPEAT
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,193,0003,601,000 (408,000)0.790.90 (0.11)
ArrowCW8:00PM550,000668,000 (118,000)0.100.17 (0.07)REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM3,521,0003,129,000 392,000 0.920.77 0.15 REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM
5,735,000 (5,735,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM3,905,0003,512,000 393,000 0.960.93 0.03 REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,697,0004,108,000 589,000 0.850.81 0.04 REPEAT
EmpireFox9:00PM3,035,0006,585,000 (3,550,000)0.852.32 (1.47)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM587,000660,000 (73,000)0.120.19 (0.07)REPEAT
The 100CW9:00PM

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black-ishABC9:30PM3,471,0003,073,000 398,000 0.810.82 (0.01)REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM624,000764,000 (140,000)0.170.22 (0.05)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,744,0004,917,000 (173,000)0.790.79 -
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,056,0004,824,000 232,000 0.970.90 0.07
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM4,269,0003,942,000 327,000 0.800.75 0.05 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,454,00011,889,000 (3,435,000)1.302.52 (1.22)REPEAT
ScandalABC8:00PM3,236,0007,188,000 (3,952,000)0.611.78 (1.17)REPEAT vs. Greys
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM3,145,0002,616,000 529,000 0.940.64 0.30 vs. Trial
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,585,0003,332,000 253,000 1.020.90 0.12
SupernaturalCW8:00PM805,0001,551,000 (746,000)0.240.54 (0.30)REPEAT
Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM5,473,0006,105,000 (632,000)0.961.16 (0.20)REPEAT
PowerlessNBC8:30PM2,031,0001,998,000 33,000 0.600.57 0.03
The Amazing RaceCBS9:00PM4,398,000
4,398,000 0.93
0.93
MomCBS9:00PM
6,841,000 (6,841,000)
1.30 (1.30)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,105,0005,261,000 (156,000)1.301.33 (0.03)
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM4,875,0006,358,000 (1,483,000)0.901.07 (0.17)vs. Med
Kicking & ScreamingFox9:00PM1,786,0001,819,000 (33,000)0.570.50 0.07
H1Z1CW9:00PM378,000872,000 (494,000)0.150.32 (0.17)vs. Riverdale
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM
5,405,000 (5,405,000)
1.10 (1.10)
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM3,838,0004,106,000 (268,000)0.820.83 (0.01)
The CatchABC10:00PM2,981,0003,104,000 (123,000)0.590.66 (0.07)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,901,0003,849,000 1,052,000 0.820.68 0.14 vs. Redemption










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM5,177,0006,571,000 (1,394,000)0.700.85 (0.15)REPEAT
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM3,140,0003,258,000 (118,000)0.600.69 (0.09)
First DatesNBC8:00PM3,524,0003,160,000 364,000 0.700.70 -
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,782,0002,478,000 304,000 0.600.48 0.12
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,045,000874,000 171,000 0.300.32 (0.02)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM5,866,0008,493,000 (2,627,000)0.600.99 (0.39)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,478,0004,384,000 94,000 1.001.07 (0.07)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,027,0004,262,000 765,000 1.000.83 0.17 9-11P
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM2,011,0001,200,000 811,000 0.500.27 0.23 REPEAT vs Jury
ReignCW9:00PM907,000637,000 270,000 0.200.22 (0.02)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM6,492,0009,432,000 (2,940,000)0.600.97 (0.37)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,248,0003,795,000 453,000 0.800.87 (0.07)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,680,0002,698,000 982,000 0.400.33 0.07 REPEAT vs. Ransom
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM1,630,000
1,630,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Ten CommandmentsABC8:00PM
5,054,000 (5,054,000)
0.72 (0.72)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,280,0001,675,000 605,000 0.700.50 0.20
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM940,000
940,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM
1,996,000 (1,996,000)
0.69 (0.69)
Training DayCBS9:00PM3,240,0002,605,000 635,000 0.400.33 0.07
The Toy BoxABC9:00PM1,760,000
1,760,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Showtime at ApolloFox9:00PM1,100,000
1,100,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,060,0003,775,000 285,000 0.600.53 0.07
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,350,000
2,350,000 0.50
0.50
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 31 (Apr 17-23) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu8,454,0001.30REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,254,0001.26
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue4,491,0001.19
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon5,904,0001.05
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon4,570,0001.04FINALE
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,715,0001.01
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon5,419,0001.00
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,073,0000.98REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu5,473,0000.96REPEAT
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon5,084,0000.96
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed3,905,0000.96REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu3,145,0000.94
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed3,521,0000.92REPEAT
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue3,153,0000.91
Trial & ErrorNBC10:00PMTue3,785,0000.89
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,471,0000.81REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,912,0000.72
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PMTue3,008,0000.71FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,514,0000.65REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun1,328,0000.60REPEAT
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu2,031,0000.60
The MickFox8:30PMTue1,412,0000.48REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,077,0000.42REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun910,0000.38REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun888,0000.37REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,123,0000.33REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
Great NewsNBC9:00PMTue


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


The Great IndoorsCBS9:30PMMon


American HousewifeABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC8:30PMSat


The GoldbergsABC8:00PMSat


New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
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 NewsNBC9:30PMTue


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue




SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
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06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
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08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, September 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proposal Proposal" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary; Riki Lindhome returns as Ramona; and Stephen Hawking returns as himself.

Young Sheldon - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

Kevin Can Wait - "Civil Ceremony" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kendra and Chale must get married immediately when the Gables learn that he is about to be deported. As Kevin chases down Father Phillip (Jim Breuer) to officiate the ceremony, Vanessa helps Kendra put together the last-minute affair. Leah Remini joins the cast as Vanessa Cellucci, and Jim Breuer returns as Father Phillip.

Me, Myself & I - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer and John Larroquette star as Alex Riley in a new comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at 65 in 2042.

People of Earth - "Game Night" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gerry and Yvonne host a group game night; Agent Foster meets a person from her past; Walsh, Jeff, Don and Kurt enact their mutiny against Eric.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 25)

Monday, September 25

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon) - Watch Jim on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeremy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin previews My Little Pony: The Movie on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie speaks about the series Empire on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 6pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • RonReaco Lee (Survivor's Remorse/Let's Stay Together/Sister, Sister) - RonReaco drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa and Stephanie are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon) - Zoe opens up about the premiere of her new show Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Anne Heche (The Michael J. Fox Show/Save Me) and Mike Vogel (Grounded for Life) - Anne and Mike talk about The Brave on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. The will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kristin Bell (The Good Place) - Kristin makes Carly's Spinach Pesto on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • The Cast of Will & Grace - Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) - Damon appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paulo Costanzo (Joey) - Paulo talks about Designated Survivor on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.