Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week 35 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 35 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.41/8 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 3.73/7 (-1%); #3. ABC 3.62/7 (+5%); #4. Fox 2.08/4 (+11%); #5. The CW 0.92/2 (+5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.995 million (-11% from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 5.869 million (even); #3. ABC 5.560 million (+7%); #4. Fox 3.249 million (+9%); #5. The CW 1.463 million (+2%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.21/5 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC  1.16/5 (-3%); #3. CBS 1.10/4 (-14%); #4. Fox 1.01/4 (+4%); #5. The CW 0.49/2 (-4%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 34 (5/8/17-5/14/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.06 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 1.03 rating.  ABC was #3 with a 0.92 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.72 rating. Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.028 million, with NBC #2 at 5.100 million.  ABC was #3 with 4.034 million and Fox at #4 with 2.367 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-5/18/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 1.68 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.54 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 1.42 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.19 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 8.019 million, followed by the dropping NBC at #2 with 6.788 million. Super Bowl/World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 4.973 million as ABC is #4 with 4.968 million. ABC will overtake Fox in total viewers in this final week.

Back to week 35 (May 8-14), 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 35 (May 15-21) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 14)(Week 34)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,961,0009,551,000 410,000 1.000.91 0.09
Once SpecialABC7:00PM2,815,0004,988,000 (2,173,000)0.811.03 (0.22)vs. AFV
Animation DominationFox7:00PM853,0001,715,000 (862,000)0.300.60 (0.30)REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM3,524,0003,846,000 (322,000)0.700.55 0.15 REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,090,0002,024,000 (934,000)0.430.87 (0.44)REPEAT vs. Bob's
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM9,396,0009,055,000 341,000 1.161.04 0.12 FINALE
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM2,951,0002,865,000 86,000 0.900.81 0.09 8-10P FINALE vs. 8-9P
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM7,340,0007,965,000 (625,000)1.331.18 0.15
Miss USA 2017Fox8:00PM2,986,000
2,986,000 0.79
0.79 8-10P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM
2,344,000 (2,344,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Making HistoryFox8:30PM
1,494,000 (1,494,000)
0.61 (0.61)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,832,0007,579,000 253,000 0.750.71 0.04
Last 100 Days of DianaABC9:00PM
6,500,000 (6,500,000)
0.93 (0.93)
Chicago JusticeNBC9:00PM5,725,0005,350,000 375,000 1.111.00 0.11 FINALE
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM
1,756,000 (1,756,000)
0.69 (0.69)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM
1,838,000 (1,838,000)
0.72 (0.72)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,425,0004,218,000 207,000 0.570.56 0.01
Match GameABC10:00PM2,587,000
2,587,000 0.62
0.62 FINALE
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,643,0004,087,000 556,000 0.860.73 0.13




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,035,0005,683,000 352,000 1.101.12 (0.02)REPEAT vs. Kevin
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,065,0009,953,000 112,000 1.461.50 (0.04)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,112,0009,338,000 (226,000)1.801.92 (0.12)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,976,0003,027,000 (51,000)0.920.97 (0.05)
SupergirlCW8:00PM1,929,0001,884,000 45,000 0.510.57 (0.06)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM5,733,0005,160,000 573,000 1.080.98 0.10 FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM5,563,0004,844,000 719,000 1.130.88 0.25 REPEAT vs. Superior
LuciferFox9:00PM3,046,0003,246,000 (200,000)0.790.91 (0.12)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM763,000987,000 (224,000)0.240.35 (0.11)
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM4,679,0003,905,000 774,000 1.030.74 0.29 REPEAT vs. Indoors
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,892,0007,520,000 372,000 1.221.10 0.12 FINALE
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,718,0002,540,000 178,000 0.590.52 0.07 FINALE
The WallNBC10:00PM4,854,0004,681,000 173,000 1.041.06 (0.02)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM13,189,00013,389,000 (200,000)1.451.43 0.02 FINALE
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,196,0005,022,000 174,000 1.211.19 0.02 FINALE
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,598,0008,686,000 (88,000)1.521.66 (0.14)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,642,0001,786,000 (144,000)0.690.65 0.04
The FlashCW8:00PM2,483,0002,706,000 (223,000)0.951.02 (0.07)
American HousewifeABC8:30PM4,326,0004,294,000 32,000 1.161.19 (0.03)FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM1,361,0001,438,000 (77,000)0.580.58 -
BullCBS9:00PM10,844,00011,033,000 (189,000)1.251.22 0.03
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM3,495,0003,431,000 64,000 1.011.02 (0.01)FINALE
Great NewsNBC9:00PM3,337,0003,467,000 (130,000)0.710.81 (0.10)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM2,389,0002,369,000 20,000 0.910.86 0.05
iZombieCW9:00PM862,000967,000 (105,000)0.330.35 (0.02)
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM2,743,0002,829,000 (86,000)0.740.86 (0.12)
Great NewsNBC9:30PM2,486,0002,600,000 (114,000)0.580.65 (0.07)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,108,0009,012,000 96,000 1.101.04 0.06 FINALE
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,032,0002,137,000 (105,000)0.680.74 (0.06)FINALE
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,254,0005,922,000 332,000 1.271.20 0.07 FINALE










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,273,0008,292,000 (19,000)1.731.74 (0.01)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM5,271,0005,220,000 51,000 1.391.30 0.09 FINALE
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,252,0003,921,000 331,000 0.860.83 0.03 FINALE
Shots FiredFox8:00PM2,908,0003,100,000 (192,000)0.770.82 (0.05)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,444,0001,651,000 (207,000)0.490.55 (0.06)
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,522,0004,284,000 238,000 1.211.06 0.15 FINALE
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM4,869,0008,109,000 (3,240,000)0.701.56 (0.86)vs. Crim Minds
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM6,202,0005,712,000 490,000 1.701.57 0.13 FINALE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,555,0005,012,000 543,000 1.181.11 0.07
EmpireFox9:00PM6,141,0006,310,000 (169,000)2.172.22 (0.05)
The 100CW9:00PM830,000861,000 (31,000)0.280.28 -
Downward DogABC9:30PM4,672,0004,754,000 (82,000)1.081.31 (0.23)PREMIERE vs black-ish
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM4,162,0004,844,000 (682,000)0.660.84 (0.18)FINALE
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,067,0004,924,000 143,000 1.060.95 0.11 FINALE
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM6,484,0006,169,000 315,000 1.341.27 0.07 FINALE










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM7,520,00012,990,000 (5,470,000)1.372.74 (1.37)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,916,0007,021,000 895,000 2.011.82 0.19 FINALE
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM3,434,0002,783,000 651,000 0.620.48 0.14 REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM3,368,0002,946,000 422,000 0.890.87 0.02
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,697,0001,420,000 277,000 0.580.52 0.06 8-10P FINALE vs. 8-9P
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM5,019,00010,165,000 (5,146,000)1.011.83 (0.82)REPEAT vs. Bang(R)
The Amazing RaceCBS9:00PM3,859,000
3,859,000 0.76
0.76 9-11P
MomCBS9:00PM
8,121,000 (8,121,000)
1.54 (1.54)
ScandalABC9:00PM5,229,0005,103,000 126,000 1.201.36 (0.16)9-11P FINALE vs. 9-10P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM4,941,0007,006,000 (2,065,000)0.911.24 (0.33)vs. Med
MasterChef JuniorFox9:00PM3,663,000
3,663,000 1.03
1.03 FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM
1,301,000 (1,301,000)
0.47 (0.47)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM
962,000 (962,000)
0.41 (0.41)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM
5,970,000 (5,970,000)
1.15 (1.15)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM
1,188,000 (1,188,000)
0.46 (0.46)
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM
4,044,000 (4,044,000)
0.86 (0.86)
The CatchABC10:00PM
2,956,000 (2,956,000)
0.62 (0.62)
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,921,0004,866,000 55,000 0.930.83 0.10 FINALE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM4,908,0005,471,000 (563,000)0.700.87 (0.17)
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM2,427,0002,350,000 77,000 0.600.47 0.13 8-10P FINALE vs. 8-9P
First DatesNBC8:00PM3,239,0003,338,000 (99,000)0.700.70 -
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,926,000
1,926,000 0.40
0.40 8-10P
LuciferFox8:00PM
1,305,000 (1,305,000)
0.31 (0.31)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,209,000886,000 323,000 0.300.29 0.01
I Love Lucy SpecialCBS9:00PM3,604,0008,220,000 (4,616,000)0.501.04 (0.54)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM
4,013,000 (4,013,000)
0.86 (0.86)
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,138,0004,142,000 996,000 0.900.82 0.08 9-11P
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM
1,319,000 (1,319,000)
0.28 (0.28)
ReignCW9:00PM1,067,000776,000 291,000 0.300.21 0.09
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM4,757,0004,969,000 (212,000)0.500.66 (0.16)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
20/20ABC10:00PM2,735,0003,239,000 (504,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,200,0003,058,000 142,000 0.300.37 (0.07)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
American HousewifeABC8:00PM1,500,000
1,500,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Monsters UniversityABC8:00PM
1,897,000 (1,897,000)
0.46 (0.46)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,690,0002,892,000 (202,000)0.800.96 (0.16)8-10P
MLB on FoxFox8:00PM2,190,000
2,190,000 0.40
0.40 8-11P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM
930,000 (930,000)
0.25 (0.25)
Downward DogABC8:30PM1,390,000
1,390,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Training DayCBS9:00PM2,540,0002,507,000 33,000 0.300.32 (0.02)FINALE
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM2,850,000
2,850,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Masterchef JuniorFox9:00PM
1,124,000 (1,124,000)
0.32 (0.32)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM2,830,0004,037,000 (1,207,000)0.400.57 (0.17)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM3,330,0001,748,000 1,582,000 0.500.36 0.14
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,720,0002,422,000 298,000 0.800.65 0.15 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 35 (May 15-21) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed6,202,0001.70FINALE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed5,271,0001.39FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu7,520,0001.37REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,196,0001.21FINALE
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,522,2001.21FINALE
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue4,326,0001.16FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMMon5,563,0001.13REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon6,035,0001.10REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon5,733,0001.08FINALE
Downward DogABC9:30PMWed4,672,0001.08PREMIERE
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMMon4,679,0001.03REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,495,0001.01FINALE
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu5,019,0001.01REPEAT
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue2,743,0000.74
Great NewsNBC9:00PMTue3,337,0000.71
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,642,0000.69
Great NewsNBC9:30PMTue2,486,0000.58
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue1,361,0000.58
The SimpsonsFox7:30PMSun1,090,0000.43REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun853,0000.30REPEAT
Downward DogABC8:30PMSat1,390,0000.3REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:00PMSat1,500,0000.3REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMThu

preempted
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
MomCBS9:00PMThu

completed
black-ishABC9:30PMWed

completed
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

completed
Superior DonutsCBS9:00PMMon

completed
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
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

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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