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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 23

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene is in for one surprise after another when David introduces his girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at a parent-teacher conference and mentions that Mark and Harris will be spending the weekend with them. Dan hires Becky to help out at work, but they both come to learn that she might need more help than she can offer.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's Poem" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To Peggy’s dismay, Timmy decides to enter a poetry contest to win the money he needs to repair his ventriloquist dummy. Stumped, he decides to plagiarize a poem and soon realizes he’s not the only one who passed it off as his own. Meanwhile, Mike and Lawrence continue to butt heads when Lawrence complains that there are no fresh vegetables in the family’s diet.

black-ish - "Don't You Be My Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it’s causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

Splitting Up Together - "Asking for a Friend" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Afraid that the answer could ruin his chances with Lena, Martin finds every way he can to avoid asking Lisa Apple if she is pregnant, while the potential pregnancy makes Lena more and more distant. At the same time, Lena worries Mason is changing himself to please his new girlfriend and finds parallels to her own relationship with Martin. Elsewhere, Maya tells Frank a pretend story about her “friend” who is dating someone new and pregnant to gauge what his honest reaction will be.

The Guest Book - "Finding Reality" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Barefeet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman.

The Guest Book - "Under Cover" (TBS, 10:27PM ET/PT)
Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Tuesday, October 23

  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Catch Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Camping on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brenda Song (Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd) - Brenda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik talks about Murphy Brown on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon talks about God Friended Me on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about The Kids Are Alright on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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