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, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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