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, March 29

The Conners - "Stuck in the Middle and Stuck in the Past" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene and Ben get into a fight and ignore Becky’s boundaries in the house. Elsewhere, Dan accuses Jackie of losing all of their home videos.

The Conners - "New Pipes and Old Secrets" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene has issues with Dan’s plumbing work in her new house. Elsewhere, Jackie tries to find a caregiver for Bev.

Abbott Elementary - "Fundraiser" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barbara organizes a candy-selling fundraiser to raise money for a school field trip to the science museum. When sales don’t go as planned, Ava steps in to teach the students new, unconventional selling tactics. Elsewhere, Mr. Johnson and Jacob butt heads about how to take care of a cat found in the janitor’s closet.

Not Dead Yet - "Not a Tiger Yet" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Nell tries to settle into her new job, she gets increasingly annoyed by her latest ghost. Meanwhile, Edward works on a project that sparks Nell’s journalistic curiosity.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Just Payne Trippin" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family has trouble adjusting to Jazmine's new found independence. Miranda gets an offer that Calvin would like for her to refuse.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Houston, We Have a Karen" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When an old white woman moves into Pleasant Days, her Karen behavior throws everyone for a loop; Reginald fears an escaped convict he put in prison has plans to take revenge.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/Simon/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Watch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ali Wong (Big Mouth/American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He talks about taking his impressions to the next level in the new film Spinning Gold on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Scott (Party Down/Ghosted/Parks and Recreation) - Adam will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits-in with the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso) - Brendan is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/I Married Dora) - Juliette appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim chats about the new season of the hit comedy The Upshaws on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Gold (All-American Girl) and BD Wong (All-American Girl) - Judy and BD discuss their new play Yes, I Can Say That! on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs/Alex, Inc.) - Zach Braff is telling Drew about the real-life inspiration behind his new film, working on it with Florence Pugh and why he got his pilot's license on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (Another Period/The Class) - Jason will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba is a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Getting On/The Cleveland Show), Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Wings) and Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men/Speechless) - Alex, Tony and Marin talk about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lena Waithe (Master on None) - Lena talks about A Thousand and One on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am and on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Paula Newsome (Barry/Conrad Bloom) - Paula chats about CSI: Vegas on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy talks about Hallmark Channel's Ride on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Gabriel Basso (The Big C) - Gabriel talks about Netflix's The Night Agent on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra talks about Space Oddity on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.

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Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Ten Growing Pains - The Complete Series

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11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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