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

Friday, March 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Vice Mommy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as “vice mommy.” But the transition doesn’t go smoothly, either for her starting school again or with Evan taking over the reins of the Huang household. Eddie and Louis run into conflict when Eddie just wants his dad to treat him as an employee, and not a son, at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Speechless - "P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Outraged that JJ’s girlfriend, Izzy, declines his invitation to prom, Dylan and Ray swing for the fences with a bold plan to make her jealous. Jimmy, Kenneth and Melanie coach Maya through accepting criticism for the good of her company, and one of the DiMeos takes a big step into a new life.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Ups Her Game" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret tries to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows but can't seem to rid herself of Leonard.

Sydney to the Max - "You've Got Female" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women; young Max befriends a skater girl, but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don't allow girls in their crew.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


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