Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.65/13 rating/share (+32% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 4.96/8 (+12%); #3. ABC 4.36/7 (-10%); #4. Fox 2.53/4 (-8%); #5. The CW 0.73/1 (-24%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.705 million (+38% from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 7.909 million (+15%); #3. ABC 6.633 million (-10%); #4. Fox 3.983 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.161 million (-25%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.88/9 rating/share (+80% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 1.91/6 (+19%); #3. ABC 1.45/5 (-14%); #4. Fox 1.03/3 (-10%) #5. The CW 0.38/1 (-27%)

We have the final ratings for Week 28 (3/30/15-4/5/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, ABC won the week with a 1.40 rating. Then we had NBC at 1.31 followed by CBS at a 1.29, while Fox trailed with a only a 0.90 rating.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first with 8.089 million, followed by ABC with 6.434 million, then it was NBC's 5.804 million and Fox trailed with 3.155 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-4/9/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.15 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.85, ABC moved up to third with a 1.62 and Fox dropped to fourth with a 1.61.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.594 million, then NBC with 7.823 million, ABC is next with 6.405 million and Fox with 5.041 million.

Back to week 29 (April 6-12), 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 6-12) Analysis

Last Sunday (April 5)(Week 28)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,992,00013,825,000(5,833,000)0.952.26(1.31)
The Ten CommandmentsABC7:00PM6,876,000
6,876,000 1.42
1.42 7-1104P
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM
Dateline SundayNBC7:00PM3,751,0002,713,0001,038,000 0.770.470.30 vs. Voice(R)
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,420,0001,612,000(192,000)0.410.61(0.20)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,626,0001,970,000(344,000)0.630.83(0.20)REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,273,00011,467,000(2,194,000)1.091.42(0.33)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
Dateline SundayNBC8:00PM4,640,000
4,640,000 0.97
iHeart Radio AwardsNBC8:00PM
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,485,0002,644,000(159,000) REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,487,0002,827,000(340,000)1.081.22(0.14)REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM7,832,0008,880,000(1,048,000)
Secrets and LiesABC9:00PM
A.D. Bible ContinuesNBC9:00PM9,676,000
9,676,000 2.33
Last Man on EarthFox9:00PM2,056,0003,398,000(1,342,000)0.781.37(0.59)REPEAT
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM1,870,0003,332,000(1,462,000)0.711.24(0.53)REPEAT
Battle CreekCBS10:00PM5,584,0006,023,000(439,000)0.720.81(0.09)
American OdysseyNBC10:00PM5,372,000
5,372,000 1.14


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PM4,993,0007,128,000(2,135,000)0.991.82(0.83)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM13,751,00013,763,000(12,000)2.032.07(0.04)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,967,00011,865,000(898,000)2.933.22(0.29)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,001,0001,858,000143,000 0.540.55(0.01)REPEAT
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,118,000532,000586,000 0.480.140.34 vs. REPEAT
NCAA Pre GameCBS8:30PM7,903,0007,654,000249,000 2.201.830.37 vs. Molly
NCAA ChampionshipCBS9:10PM28,263,000
28,263,000 9.12
9.12 910-1128
The FollowingFox9:00PM2,947,0003,279,000(332,000)0.951.11(0.16)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM926,000407,000519,000 0.350.110.24 vs. REPEAT
Night ShiftNBC10:00PM5,530,0005,043,000487,000 1.381.190.19


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,845,00016,600,000245,000 2.142.18(0.04)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM4,852,0004,827,00025,000 1.401.340.06
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,073,0008,570,0002,503,000 2.701.970.73 8-10P vs. 8-9P REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,502,0003,354,000148,000
The FlashCW8:00PM1,546,0003,669,000(2,123,000)0.481.27(0.79)REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM3,587,0003,317,000270,000 1.010.930.08 REPEAT vs. Repeat After Me
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,333,000
14,333,000 1.73
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM4,238,0004,259,000(21,000)1.541.440.10
New GirlFox9:00PM2,139,0002,325,000(186,000)0.941.04(0.10)
One Big HappyNBC9:30PM
Weird LonersFox9:30PM1,705,0001,889,000(184,000)0.690.70(0.01)
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM8,673,000
8,673,000 1.25
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,433,0003,875,0004,558,000 1.980.871.11 vs. REPEAT

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,840,0009,594,000246,000 2.452.220.23
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,280,0007,641,000(361,000)1.871.790.08
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,642,0006,189,0003,453,000 2.170.941.23 vs. Laura
American IdolFox8:00PM6,582,0008,481,000(1,899,000)1.401.77(0.37)8-10P
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,544,0007,211,000(667,000)1.951.96(0.01)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM10,394,000
10,394,000 2.10
The DovekeepersCBS9:00PM
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,860,0009,427,000(3,567,000)1.722.97(1.25)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,307,0006,254,0001,053,000 1.761.470.29
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM8,248,000
8,248,000 1.46
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,732,0006,948,000(216,000)1.511.58(0.07)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,778,00013,888,000890,000 3.543.370.17
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM4,567,0006,640,000(2,073,000)1.111.86(0.75)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,187,0006,571,000(2,384,000)0.911.27(0.36)REPEAT vs. Dateline
BonesFox8:00PM5,035,0004,744,000291,000 1.051.11(0.06)
The FlashCW8:00PM976,000881,00095,000 REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM9,725,0008,697,0001,028,000 2.091.870.22
MomCBS9:00PM9,030,0008,338,000692,000 1.971.810.16 vs. Bang(R)
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM7,419,0007,267,000152,000 vs. Scandal
BackstromFox9:00PM3,292,0003,159,000133,000 0.830.790.04
The FlashCW9:00PM1,107,000861,000246,000 0.300.250.05 REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,833,0008,623,000(790,000)1.812.01(0.20)REPEAT vs. Mom
American CrimeABC10:00PM4,400,0004,687,000(287,000)0.901.07(0.17)
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,050,0003,133,0001,917,000 1.120.680.44 vs. Slap

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,846,0006,065,000(219,000)1.101.29(0.19)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,352,0006,558,000(206,000)1.201.21(0.01)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,797,0004,507,000290,000 1.100.990.11
Fox MovieFox8:00PM1,905,0001,928,000(23,000)0.600.72(0.12)8-10P
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,620,000
1,620,000 0.50
Here Comes Peter CottontailCW8:00PM
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,685,000
1,685,000 0.50
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,637,0008,870,000(233,000)1.101.19(0.09)
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,559,0005,037,0001,522,000 1.501.070.43 vs. REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,068,000
1,068,000 0.30
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,133,00010,703,000(570,000)1.201.28(0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM5,975,0003,745,0002,230,000 1.400.830.57



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,620,0003,651,000969,000 0.700.380.32 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC8:00PM2,480,0002,920,000(440,000)0.400.52(0.12)REPEAT vs. Tank(R)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM1,900,000
1,900,000 0.40
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM
NASCAR Sprint CupFox8:00PM4,650,000
4,650,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P
NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM2,820,000
2,820,000 0.80
0.80 830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,880,0003,620,000260,000 0.600.550.05 REPEAT
In An InstantABC9:00PM2,890,0004,029,000(1,139,000)0.400.72(0.32)9-11P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,070,0004,238,000832,000 0.900.630.27

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 6-12) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,778,0003.54
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu9,725,0002.09
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,544,0001.95
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,280,0001.87
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu7,833,0001.81REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,860,0001.72REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue4,852,0001.40
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,352,0001.2
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,487,0001.08REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,485,0001.04REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue3,587,0001.01REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon4,993,0000.99REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,139,0000.94
The Last Man on EarthFox9:00PMSun2,056,0000.78REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun1,870,0000.71REPEAT
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue1,705,0000.69
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,626,0000.63REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,420,0000.41REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue


Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

The MillersCBS8:30PMMon


Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue



Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 28

The Conners - "Scenes From Two Marriages: The Parrot Doth Protest Too Much" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jackie moves in with Neville and discovers that being newlyweds produces new problems when Neville shows up to their home with an excess of animals from his vet office. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben have an argument as Ben points out Darlene is turning into her father.

The Golbergs - "That's a Schwartz Man" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With both sides of the family eager for answers on Geoff and Erica’s pregnancy, they decide to keep their baby’s sex a surprise. However, a sonagram finding from Lou Schwartz might provide an unexpected discovery. Meanwhile, Adam recruits Glascott to help his mother cope with his departure for NYU; but when he later has a change of heart about heading off to college, he sources a job as the personal assistant to a special celebrity to help lessen the blow when news of his deferred enrollment is delivered to Beverly.

Abbott Elementary - "Wrong Delivery" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Janine gets a look at the new charter school down the street, she becomes determined to fix up Abbott and make it just as good. As Gregory goes out of his way to avoid Barbara due to an awkward situation with his personal life, and Ava takes to the school library to host a “Shark Tank”-style pitch to decide what to do with the rest of the funds from the grant.

Home Economics - "Melatonin 10 Mg Tablets, $14.99" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tom begins publicity for his new book as Marina takes on the redesign of Gretchen’s room, which causes a lot of stress at home and in the bedroom. Meanwhile, Sarah, Denise and the kids have to crash at Connor’s house when their apartment floods, much to Lupe’s chagrin.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Wednesday, September 28

  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Watch Mila on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about Luckiest Girl Alive on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy/See Dad Run) - Ramy appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (SMILF/Stand By Your Man/Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary/Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single/The Geena Davis Show) - Kim talks about her new series Finding Happy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R (1984-1985) - George and Amal Clooney are guests on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!/Broke) - Jaime talks about Netflix's El Rey: Vicente Fernandez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Lio Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - Lio appears on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (May-September)

Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Six

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05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
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