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


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08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.