Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.6/13 rating/share (+12% from first four nights Week 28); #2. ABC 4.6/8 (-4%); #3. NBC 4.3/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 3.4/6 (even); #5. The CW 0.7/1 (-13%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.34 million (+14% from first four nights Week 28); #2. ABC 7.06 million (-3%); #3. NBC 6.7 million (-5%); #4. Fox 5.5 million (+2%); #5. The CW 0.99 million (-18%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.1/9 rating/share (+24% from first four nights Week 28); #2. NBC 1.9/6 (-5%); #3. ABC 1.7/5 (-6%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (even) #5. The CW 0.3/1 (-25%)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 28 (3/31/14-4/6/14) had CBS win the week in 18-49 with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC's 1.6, NBC's 1.5 and Fox's 1.2. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 10.08 million, beating ABC which did 6.39 million, NBC followed with 5.72 million, and Fox trailed with 3.99 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-4/6/14) 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 10.84 million, then NBC is second with 9.83, Fox is at 7.74 and ABC is at 7.49 as they are creeping in to catch Fox.

Back to week 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 29 (April 7-13) Analysis

Last Sunday (Apr 6)(Week 28)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,135,00014,303,000(4,168,000)1.312.78(1.47)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,409,0006,230,000179,0001.431.270.16
Ann Curry ReportsNBC7:00PM4,123,0002,872,0001,251,0000.590.62(0.03)vs. Voice (R)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM2,265,0002,263,0002,0000.891.02(0.13)
American DadFox7:30PM2,681,0002,794,000(113,000)1.191.40(0.21)
49th ACM AwardsCBS8:00PM14,169,000
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM7,256,0006,644,000612,0002.422.130.29
American Dream BuildersNBC8:00PM2,921,0003,105,000(184,000)0.650.79(0.14)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM4,298,0003,912,000386,0001.861.860.00
Family GuyFox8:30PM4,773,0004,168,000605,0002.262.130.13
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,982,0003,911,00071,0001.521.500.02
The MentalistCBS10:00PM
Revenge ABC10:00PM5,163,0005,251,000(88,000)1.291.40(0.11)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,846,00013,128,000(6,282,000)2.005.37(3.37)REPEAT vs HIMYM
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,467,00014,096,000371,0002.172.29(0.12)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,966,00012,277,000(311,000)3.483.450.038-10P
Star CrossedCW8:00PM952,0001,043,000(91,000)0.340.38(0.04)
NCAA Pre GameCBS8:30PM5,258,000
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:00PM21,196,000
Friends w/Better LivesCBS9:00PM
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,408,0004,167,000241,0001.431.420.01
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM583,0001,104,000(521,000)0.200.46(0.26)REPEAT
American Dream BuildersNBC10:00PM5,082,00011,389,000(6,307,000)1.482.77(1.29)vs. Blacklist


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM5,373,0005,711,000(338,000)1.901.96(0.06)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,085,00011,928,000(843,000)2.853.07(0.22)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM676,000620,00056,0000.200.24(0.04)REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM14,560,00015,306,000(746,000)2.342.39(0.05)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM4,453,0004,668,000(215,000)1.441.52(0.08)
About a BoyNBC9:00PM6,866,0007,168,000(302,000)1.722.04(0.32)
Mindy ProjectFox9:00PM2,263,0001,880,000383,0001.010.960.05
The 100CW9:00PM766,000964,000(198,000)0.200.34(0.14)REPEAT
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM2,817,0003,039,000(222,000)0.831.01(0.18)
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,543,0005,958,000(415,000)1.501.64(0.14)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,330,0001,868,000462,0001.090.970.12
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM7,894,00011,453,000(3,559,000)1.201.91(0.71)REPEAT
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,958,0004,242,0002,716,0001.830.940.89vs. REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,624,0009,476,000148,0002.422.270.15
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,975,0007,199,000(2,224,000)1.402.00(0.60)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,171,0004,402,000(231,000)0.931.29(0.36)REPEAT vs. Revolution
American IdolFox8:00PM8,899,0008,889,00010,0002.012.08(0.07)8-10P
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,848,00010,469,000(621,000)2.312.56(0.25)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,105,0008,999,000(3,894,000)1.603.29(1.69)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,408,0005,899,0001,509,0002.051.720.33
The 100CW9:00PM1,689,0001,900,000(211,000)0.530.62(0.09)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,486,0005,745,000741,0001.601.62(0.02)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,288,00017,732,000(1,444,000)4.704.94(0.24)
Shark TankABC8:00PM6,846,0003,385,0003,461,0001.680.910.77vs. Once Wonder
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,170,0004,992,000(822,000)1.381.75(0.37)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM843,000804,00039,0000.300.260.04REPEAT
The MillersCBS8:30PM10,071,00011,345,000(1,274,000)2.482.82(0.34)
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,560,0002,674,000(114,000)1.011.13(0.12)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,547,0009,235,000312,0002.432.51(0.08)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM8,177,0008,285,000(108,000)2.572.65(0.08)
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM2,616,0003,118,000(502,000)0.901.09(0.19)REPEAT
American IdolFox9:00PM7,633,0007,721,000(88,000)1.751.710.04
ReignCW9:00PM1,230,000888,000342,0000.450.270.18vs. REPEAT
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PM6,874,0006,529,000345,0001.661.71(0.05)
Surviving JackFox9:30PM4,320,0004,526,000(206,000)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,575,0006,302,000(727,000)1.101.36(0.26)
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM3,021,0001,973,0001,048,0001.200.800.40vs. REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,543,0001,503,00040,0000.400.44(0.04)
The NeighborsABC8:30PM3,873,0003,871,0002,0000.800.89(0.09)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,495,0001,309,000186,0000.500.400.10REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,085,0009,674,000(589,000)1.301.36(0.06)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,490,0007,493,000(1,003,000)1.601.98(0.38)
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM1,076,000726,000350,0000.300.240.06
Kitchen NightmaresFox9:00PM2,840,000
Raising HopeFox9:00PM
Raising HopeFox9:30PM
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,970,00011,691,000(721,000)1.501.460.04

Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CastleABC8:00PM2,860,0001,696,0001,164,0000.500.400.10REPEAT vs. Shield (R)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM2,250,0003,117,000(867,000)0.500.60(0.10)vs. Crimetime
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM2,490,0002,496,000(6,000)0.500.69(0.19)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,490,0004,535,000(45,000)0.800.83(0.03)
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM2,810,0003,345,000(535,000)0.600.76(0.16)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,280,0002,419,000861,0001.000.700.30REPEAT

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 29 (April 7-13) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,288,0004.70
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu10,071,0002.48
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,547,0002.43
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun4,773,0002.26
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun4,298,0001.86
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue6,866,0001.72
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu6,874,0001.66
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,105,0001.60REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,543,0001.50
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue4,453,0001.44
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed4,975,0001.40REPEAT
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu4,320,0001.24
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,681,0001.19
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,575,0001.1
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,330,0001.09
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMThu2,561,0001.01
The Mindy ProjectFox9:00PMTue2,263,0001.01
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun2,265,0000.89
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue2,817,0000.80
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri3,873,0000.8
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,480,0000.6REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat1,600,0000.4REPEAT
Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon


2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue


Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri


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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