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

Thursday, December 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Celebration Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Cyndi Lauper’s Hair" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.

Mom - "Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke.

Life in Pieces - "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Clementine as a part-time nanny for Lark and invite her to join them for dinner, the waitress mistakes Jen for Lark’s grandmother. Also, Tyler’s new girlfriend turns out to be Sophia’s fourth grade teacher, John hires a questionable company to set up an escape room in his house, and Matt grows frustrated with Colleen when she blames a valet for stealing her lottery ticket.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Thursday, December 14

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:40am.
  • George Foreman (George) - George stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William talks about Better Late Than Never on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on the BUILD Series at 3pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD SerieS at 11am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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