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, October 23

The Goldbergs - "Parents Thursday" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While at school, Erica attempts to fool Beverly into thinking Parents Weekend has been rescheduled to Parents Thursday so the family won’t attend … but the smother knows better! Meanwhile, William Penn is doing “Romeo & Juliet,” the perfect play for Adam to romance Dana until someone else gets the leading lady.

Schooled - "Outbreak" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a bad flu epidemic hits William Penn, Coach Mellor is sent to his sick bed and Principal Glascott must step it up as the wrestling coach with the Jenkintown Cup on the line. Meanwhile, Lainey thinks she can easily pass a class taught by CB, yet it’s anything but.

Modern Family - "New Kids on the Block" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Haley is determined to follow the advice in her parenting books with the twins, but Phil and Claire think their old methods are better. Meanwhile, Manny is set to direct Jay’s dog bed commercial in the hopes of winning his ex-girlfriend back.

Single Parents - "Sport" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will is pumped to become the coach of Sophie’s soccer team in order to spend more time with his daughter, especially since she has been distant recently. However, his intentions to focus on Sophie and teach the team that you don’t need to win to have fun slowly shift once he realizes he has a secret weapon on his team – Rory – but allowing him on the team means Will must keep a certain secret about Rory. Meanwhile, Douglas and Angie attempt to navigate what their friendship looks like now that they are roommates for the foreseeable future.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Texts" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
During their trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, Mac sets up a text group chain for the gang, but confusion sets in and the gang must learn from the meerkats on how to communicate properly in a group.

Family Time - "Black Love" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Tony appear on a TV show that exposes some of the imperfections in their relationship; Donnie and Brandy use a dating app to play matchmaker for each other.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 21)

Wednesday, October 23

  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Watch Ellie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Transparent/Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/Significant Others) - Andrea is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea drops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings. She also talks about Small Doses on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about The Masked Singer on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm..
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about Catch 21 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan talks about the Clear + Vivid Podcast on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Perfect Harmony on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob is a guest on the BUILD Series at 2pm.

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08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
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09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
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09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
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09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
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10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
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