Sunday, May 28, 2017

Final Week of 2016-17 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 37 TV Ratings (final three nights of season Mon-Wed, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. ABC 4.82/9 rating/share (+33% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. CBS 4.26/8 (-3%); #3. NBC 4.25/8 (+14%); #4. Fox 2.10/4 (+1%); #5. The CW 0.99/2 (+8%).
Total Viewers: #1. ABC 7.413 million (+33% from first four nights week 35); #2. NBC 6.774 million (+15%); #3. CBS 6.770 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.316 million (+2%); #5. The CW 1.623 million (+11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.47/6 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. NBC  1.42/5 (+22%); #3. CBS 1.10/4 (even); #4. Fox 1.09/4 (+8%); #5. The CW 0.54/2 (+10%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 35 (5/15/17-5/21/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.19 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 0.98 rating.  CBS was #3 with a 0.84 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.78 rating. Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 6.035 million, with ABC #2 at 5.114 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.923 million and Fox at #4 with 2.572 million.

For the final season (9/19/16-5/24/17, LIVE+SD) numbers, NBC was 1 in A18-49 with a 1.66 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.52 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 was #3 with a 1.40 rating and ABC was at #4 with a 1.19 rating. Among total viewers CBS was #1 at 7.963 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.749 million. ABC jumped by Fox for #3 with 4.991 million as Fox settled for #4 with 4.909 million. ABC will have a bigger lead when final Live+7 figures are out.

Back to week 36 (May 22-29), 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 36 (May 22-24) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 21)(Week 35)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,248,0009,961,000 (1,713,000)0.791.00 (0.21)
AFVABC7:00PM4,454,0002,815,000 1,639,000 0.830.81 0.02 FINALE vs. Once
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,187,000853,000 334,000 0.490.30 0.19 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,917,000
4,917,000 0.87
0.87 7-9P
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM
3,524,000 (3,524,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,611,0001,090,000 521,000 0.760.43 0.33 FINALE vs. Simp(R)
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM7,465,0009,396,000 (1,931,000)0.781.16 (0.38)vs NCIS LA
Billboard AwardsABC8:00PM8,695,000
8,695,000 2.60
2.60 8-11P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
2,951,000 (2,951,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM
7,340,000 (7,340,000)
1.33 (1.33)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,150,000
2,150,000 0.94
0.94 FINALE
Miss USA 2017Fox8:00PM
2,986,000 (2,986,000)
0.79 (0.79)
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,277,000
1,277,000 0.56
0.56 FINALE
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,441,0007,832,000 (391,000)0.680.75 (0.07)FINALE
Shades of BlueNBC9:00PM3,779,0005,725,000 (1,946,000)0.711.11 (0.40)vs. Justice
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,052,000
2,052,000 1.02
1.02
Family GuyFox9:30PM2,226,000
2,226,000 1.06
1.06 FINALE
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,110,0004,425,000 (315,000)0.540.57 (0.03)FINALE
Match GameABC10:00PM
2,587,000 (2,587,000)
0.62 (0.62)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,101,0004,643,000 (542,000)0.690.86 (0.17)FINALE




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Diana: Life DeathCBS8:00PM6,149,000
6,149,000 0.75
0.75 8-10P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
6,035,000 (6,035,000)
1.10 (1.10)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,537,00010,065,000 472,000 1.791.46 0.33 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,654,0009,112,000 542,000 1.981.80 0.18 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,923,0002,976,000 (53,000)0.980.92 0.06
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,120,0001,929,000 191,000 0.630.51 0.12 FINALE
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM
5,733,000 (5,733,000)
1.08 (1.08)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM
5,563,000 (5,563,000)
1.13 (1.13)
The BacheloretteABC9:00PM5,661,000
5,661,000 1.78
1.78 9-11P PREMIERE
LuciferFox9:00PM3,035,0003,046,000 (11,000)0.840.79 0.05
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM961,000763,000 198,000 0.350.24 0.11 FINALE
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM
4,679,000 (4,679,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Late Late ShowCBS10:00PM4,171,0007,892,000 (3,721,000)0.731.22 (0.49)vs. Scorpion
QuanticoABC10:00PM
2,718,000 (2,718,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Running WildNBC10:00PM3,627,0004,854,000 (1,227,000)0.871.04 (0.17)vs. Bear










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM8,298,00013,189,000 (4,891,000)0.871.45 (0.58)REPEAT
Downward DogABC8:00PM5,735,0005,196,000 539,000 1.001.21 (0.21)vs. Middle
Great NewsNBC8:00PM3,110,000
3,110,000 0.72
0.72
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
8,598,000 (8,598,000)
1.52 (1.52)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,780,0001,642,000 138,000 0.660.69 (0.03)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,039,0002,483,000 556,000 1.130.95 0.18 FINALE
Dancing with the StarsABC8:30PM8,906,000
8,906,000 1.35
1.35 830-11P FINALE
American HousewifeABC8:30PM
4,326,000 (4,326,000)
1.16 (1.16)
Great NewsNBC8:30PM3,073,000
3,073,000 0.76
0.76 FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM1,497,0001,361,000 136,000 0.590.58 0.01 FINALE
BullCBS9:00PM8,540,00010,844,000 (2,304,000)1.081.25 (0.17)
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM
3,495,000 (3,495,000)
1.01 (1.01)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM9,345,000
9,345,000 1.93
1.93 9-11P FINALE
Great NewsNBC9:00PM
3,337,000 (3,337,000)
0.71 (0.71)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM1,896,0002,389,000 (493,000)0.710.91 (0.20)
iZombieCW9:00PM983,000862,000 121,000 0.340.33 0.01
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM
2,743,000 (2,743,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Great NewsNBC9:30PM
2,486,000 (2,486,000)
0.58 (0.58)
48 HoursCBS10:00PM4,553,0009,108,000 (4,555,000)0.581.10 (0.52)vs. NCIS NO
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM
2,032,000 (2,032,000)
0.68 (0.68)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
6,254,000 (6,254,000)
1.27 (1.27)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,371,0008,273,000 98,000 1.851.73 0.12 FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
Dirty DancingABC8:00PM6,577,000
6,577,000 1.35
1.35 8-11P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM
5,271,000 (5,271,000)
1.39 (1.39)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,000,0004,252,000 (252,000)0.700.86 (0.16)REPEAT vs. Blindspot
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,438,0002,908,000 530,000 0.900.77 0.13 FINALE
ArrowCW8:00PM1,723,0001,444,000 279,000 0.610.49 0.12 FINALE
SpeechlessABC8:30PM
4,522,000 (4,522,000)
1.21 (1.21)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM
4,869,000 (4,869,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
6,202,000 (6,202,000)
1.70 (1.70)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,122,0005,555,000 567,000 1.321.18 0.14 FINALE 9-11P vs. 9-10P
EmpireFox9:00PM6,964,0006,141,000 823,000 2.492.17 0.32 FINALE
The 100CW9:00PM914,000830,000 84,000 0.330.28 0.05 FINALE
Downward DogABC9:30PM
4,672,000 (4,672,000)
1.08 (1.08)
Survivor ReunionCBS10:13PM5,707,0004,162,000 1,545,000 1.270.66 0.61 vs. CM BB
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM
5,067,000 (5,067,000)
1.06 (1.06)
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM
6,484,000 (6,484,000)
1.34 (1.34)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
7,520,000 (7,520,000)
1.37 (1.37)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM
7,916,000 (7,916,000)
2.01 (2.01)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM
3,434,000 (3,434,000)
0.62 (0.62)REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM
3,368,000 (3,368,000)
0.89 (0.89)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM
1,697,000 (1,697,000)
0.58 (0.58)8-10P
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM
5,019,000 (5,019,000)
1.01 (1.01)REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS9:00PM
3,859,000 (3,859,000)
0.76 (0.76)9-11P
MomCBS9:00PM

-

-
ScandalABC9:00PM
5,229,000 (5,229,000)
1.20 (1.20)9-11P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM
4,941,000 (4,941,000)
0.91 (0.91)
MasterChef JuniorFox9:00PM
3,663,000 (3,663,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM

-

-
RiverdaleCW9:00PM

-

-
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM

-

-
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM

-

-
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM

-

-
The CatchABC10:00PM

-

-
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM
4,921,000 (4,921,000)
0.93 (0.93)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM
4,971,000 (4,971,000)
0.75 (0.75)
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM
2,408,000 (2,408,000)
0.60 (0.60)8-10P
First DatesNBC8:00PM
3,210,000 (3,210,000)
0.69 (0.69)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM
1,909,000 (1,909,000)
0.44 (0.44)8-10P
LuciferFox8:00PM

-

-
The OriginalsCW8:00PM
892,000 (892,000)
0.26 (0.26)
I Love Lucy SpecialCBS9:00PM
3,590,000 (3,590,000)
0.48 (0.48)
Shark TankABC9:00PM

-

-
DatelineNBC9:00PM
5,189,000 (5,189,000)
0.93 (0.93)9-11P
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM

-

-
ReignCW9:00PM
726,000 (726,000)
0.18 (0.18)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM
4,718,000 (4,718,000)
0.50 (0.50)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM
2,747,000 (2,747,000)
0.63 (0.63)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

-

-










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,219,000 (3,219,000)
0.30 (0.30)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:00PM
1,450,000 (1,450,000)
0.25 (0.25)REPEAT
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM
2,352,000 (2,352,000)
0.63 (0.63)8-10P
MLB on FoxFox8:00PM
2,316,000 (2,316,000)
0.46 (0.46)8-11P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM

-

-
Downward DogABC8:30PM
1,311,000 (1,311,000)
0.25 (0.25)REPEAT
Training DayCBS9:00PM
2,602,000 (2,602,000)
0.27 (0.27)
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM
2,911,000 (2,911,000)
0.47 (0.47)REPEAT
Masterchef JuniorFox9:00PM

-

-
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
2,849,000 (2,849,000)
0.41 (0.41)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
3,388,000 (3,388,000)
0.49 (0.49)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,427,000 (2,427,000)
0.76 (0.76)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 36 (May 22-28) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Family GuyFox9:30PMSun2,226,0001.06FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,052,0001.03
Downward DogABC8:00PMTue5,735,0001.00
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,150,0000.94FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu6,432,0000.92REPEAT
Great NewsNBC8:30PMTue3,073,0000.76FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,611,0000.76FINALE
Great NewsNBC8:00PMTue3,110,0000.72
Modern FamilyABC9:30PMThu2,695,0000.68REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,780,0000.66
Superior DonutsCBS8:30PMThu4,377,0000.65REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMThu2,471,0000.62REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu3,921,0000.61REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu3,423,0000.60REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue1,497,0000.59FINALE
black-ishABC10:00PMThu2,414,0000.57REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMThu2,561,0000.56REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,277,0000.56FINALE
American HousewifeABC8:30PMWed2,197,0000.53REPEAT
SpeechlessABC10:30PMThu2,030,0000.50REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,187,0000.49REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Downward DogABC8:30PMSat


American HousewifeABC8:00PMSat


The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

completed
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon

completed
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMMon

completed
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

completed
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

canceled
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue

canceled
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu

canceled
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

canceled
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

canceled
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

canceled
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

canceled
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PMTue

completed
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu

completed
The MickFox8:30PMTue

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
MarlonNBC9:30PMThu



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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