Sunday, April 06, 2014

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.8/11 rating/share (+15% from first four nights Week 27); #2. ABC 4.8/8 (+2%); #3. NBC 4.4/7 (even); #4. Fox 3.4/5 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.8/1 (-27%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.86 million (+15% from first four nights Week 27); #2. ABC 7.25 million (+1%); #3. NBC 7.03 million (+1%); #4. Fox 5.41 million (-5%); #5. The CW 1.21 million (-28%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.5/7 rating/share (+19% from first four nights Week 27); #2. NBC 2.0/6 (+5%); #3. ABC 1.8/5 (+6%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (-5%) #5. The CW 0.4/1 (-33%)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 27 (3/24/14-3/30/14) had CBS win the week in 18-49 with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC's 1.5, NBC's 1.5 and Fox's 1.3. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 9.09 million, beating ABC which did 6.25 million, NBC followed closely with 5.92 million, and Fox trailed with 4.13 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-3/30/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 2.9, over Fox's Super Bowl-fueled 2.6, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.81 million, then NBC is second with 9.92, Fox is at 7.83 and ABC is at 7.47 as they are creeping in to catch Fox.

Back to week 28, 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 28 (March 31-April 6) Analysis

Last Sunday (Mar. 30)(Week 27)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM14,303,00011,306,0002,997,0002.782.010.77720P
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,230,0006,870,000(640,000)1.271.40(0.13)
The Voice NBC7:00PM2,872,0003,326,000(454,000)0.620.78(0.16)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM2,263,0002,450,000(187,000)1.021.16(0.14)
American DadFox7:30PM2,794,0002,700,00094,0001.401.370.03
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM9,512,0008,705,000807,0001.981.850.13820P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM6,644,0006,911,000(267,000)
American Dream BuildersNBC8:00PM3,105,0003,603,000(498,000)0.790.88(0.09)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,912,0003,983,000(71,000)1.861.90(0.04)
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,168,0004,379,000(211,000)2.132.24(0.11)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM10,959,0009,123,0001,836,0001.771.370.40920P
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,911,0004,246,000(335,000)1.501.70(0.20)
The MentalistCBS10:00PM8,721,0008,023,000698,0001.451.270.181020P
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,251,0005,660,000(409,000)1.401.54(0.14)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PM13,128,0009,036,0004,092,0005.373.491.88FINALE, 8-9P vs. 8-830P
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,096,00014,648,000(552,000)2.292.30(0.01)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,277,00012,847,000(570,000)3.453.70(0.25)8-10P
Star CrossedCW8:00PM1,043,000879,000164,0000.380.310.07
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PM
Friends w/Better LivesCBS9:00PM7,628,0007,831,000(203,000)2.582.040.54Premiere vs. Mike & Molly
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,167,0004,067,000100,0001.421.380.04
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM1,104,000784,000320,0000.460.310.15
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM11,389,00010,799,000590,0002.772.82(0.05)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,711,0002,899,0002,812,0001.960.771.19vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,928,00012,445,000(517,000)3.073.36(0.29)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM620,0001,565,000(945,000)0.240.54(0.30)REPEAT vs. The 100(R)
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM15,306,00015,543,000(237,000)2.392.44(0.05)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,668,0003,015,0001,653,0001.520.880.64vs. REPEAT
About a BoyNBC9:00PM7,168,0007,414,000(246,000)2.041.970.07
Mindy ProjectFox9:00PM1,880,0002,493,000(613,000)0.961.24(0.28)vs. New Girl
The 100CW9:00PM964,0002,254,000(1,290,000)0.341.01(0.67)REPEAT vs. Supernatural
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM3,039,0002,246,000793,0001.010.680.33vs. REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,958,0006,245,000(287,000)1.641.68(0.04)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,868,0002,590,000(722,000)0.971.26(0.29)vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM11,453,00012,226,000(773,000)1.912.00(0.09)
ResurrectionABC10:00PM2,663,0002,061,000602,0000.740.650.09REPEAT vs. Mind Games
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM4,242,0003,891,000351,0000.940.96(0.02)REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,476,0009,848,000(372,000)2.272.32(0.05)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,199,0007,284,000(85,000)2.001.930.07
RevolutionNBC8:00PM4,402,0003,707,000695,0001.290.800.49vs. South Pole spcl
American IdolFox8:00PM8,889,0009,328,000(439,000)2.082.16(0.08)8-10P
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,469,0007,189,0003,280,0002.561.421.14vs. REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,999,00010,090,000(1,091,000)3.293.65(0.36)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,899,0003,507,0002,392,0001.720.850.87vs. REPEAT
The 100CW9:00PM1,900,0002,275,000(375,000)0.620.74(0.12)
CSICBS10:00PM9,771,0007,415,0002,356,0001.841.220.62vs. REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,745,0003,817,0001,928,0001.620.870.75vs. REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM17,732,000
Once: WonderlandABC8:00PM3,385,0003,349,00036,0000.910.96(0.05)Finale
Hollywood Game NightNBC8:00PM
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,992,0005,391,000(399,000)1.751.86(0.11)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM804,0001,732,000(928,000)0.260.79(0.53)REPEAT
The MillersCBS8:30PM11,345,000
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,674,000
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,235,000
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,285,0008,421,000(136,000)2.652.610.04
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM3,118,0003,691,000(573,000)1.091.14(0.05)vs. REPEAT
American IdolFox9:00PM7,721,0007,980,000(259,000)1.711.88(0.17)
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PM6,529,000
Surviving JackFox9:30PM4,526,0005,148,000(622,000)1.201.28(0.08)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCAA BasketballCBS7:00PM
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,173,0006,472,000(299,000)1.301.36(0.06)
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,150,0008,039,000(1,889,000)1.201.45(0.25)8-9P vs. 8-10P
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM1,933,0001,831,000102,0000.700.370.33REPEAT vs. Rake
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,535,0001,738,000(203,000)0.400.54(0.14)
The NeighborsABC8:30PM3,941,0004,170,000(229,000)0.901.05(0.15)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,374,0001,696,000(322,000)0.400.49(0.09)REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,522,000
Shark TankABC9:00PM7,191,0005,259,0001,932,0001.901.260.64vs. REPEAT
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM766,000939,000(173,000)0.300.33(0.03)
Raising HopeFox9:00PM1,612,0001,333,000279,0000.600.400.20vs.Enlisted
NCAA BasketballCBS9:30PM
Raising HopeFox9:30PM1,549,0001,532,00017,0000.600.500.10Finale
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,401,000

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Agents of SHIELDABC8:00PM1,500,000
RakeFox8:00PM1,000,0001,417,000(417,000)0.200.36(0.16)vs. Almost Human(R)
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,120,0002,480,000640,0000.600.540.06vs. 48 Hours
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM2,270,0002,325,000(55,000)0.600.470.13
RakeFox9:00PM1,040,000982,00058,0000.200.28(0.08)vs. The Following®
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,510,0004,054,000456,0000.800.84(0.04)
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM3,200,0002,903,000297,0000.700.560.14
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,480,0002,576,000(96,000)0.700.72(0.02)REPEAT

Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49: 

Week 28 (March 31-April 6) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon13,128,0005.378-9P finale
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu17,732,0004.94
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,999,0003.29
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu11,345,0002.82
Friends with Better LivesCBS9:00PMMon7,628,0002.58premiere
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,235,0002.51
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,168,0002.13
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue7,168,0002.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,199,0002.00
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,912,0001.86
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu6,529,0001.71
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,958,0001.64
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue4,668,0001.52
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,794,0001.40
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,173,0001.3
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu4,526,0001.20
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMThu2,674,0001.13
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun2,263,0001.02
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue3,039,0001.01
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,868,0000.97
The Mindy ProjectFox9:00PMTue1,880,0000.96
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri3,941,0000.9
Raising HopeFox9:00PMFri1,612,0000.6
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri1,549,0000.6finale
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:30PMMon

Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat

Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue


Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed


Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThu

The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThu

We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThu

Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 12

Young Sheldon - "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon fakes being sick to avoid a swim test at school. Also, Dr. Sturgis spies on Meemaw’s new boyfriend.

The Unicorn - "Anna and the Unicorn" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade is giddy, his daughters are amused and his friends are excited when he has his first crush since becoming single again. Also, Grace and Natalie take advantage of their dad going on dates by having friends over and it starts to get out of hand.

Mom - "Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci).

Carol's Second Act - "Merry December 19th" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny’s preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

Superstore - "Negotiations" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah and Sandra represent the Cloud 9 employees at union contract negotiations with corporate. Worried about the union’s fate, Amy, Dina and Cheyenne distract themselves by looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Mateo, Garrett and Glenn compete to see who can sell an unsellable item.

Perfect Harmony - "Merry Jaxmas" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Reverend Jax is visited by his charismatic parents, Arthur helps him overcome his lifelong feelings of living in their shadow, and encourages him to embrace his way of ministering in time for their Christmas performance. Meanwhile, Ginny and Wayne decide to have a secret fling.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Thursday, December 12

  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Ryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about 6 Underground on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet) - Mary Lynn is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch - The Cast of The Brady Bunch are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - The Heaton is on – Patricia is back and Rach has a surprise in store for her on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn talks about Mob Town on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about Jumanji: The Next Level on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana performs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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