Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.47/9 rating/share (+9% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 4.08/7 (-8%); #3. ABC 3.69/6 (-14%); #4. Fox 2.48/4 (-4%); #5. The CW 0.92/2 (+24%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.709 million (+10% from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 6.401 million (-8%); #3. ABC 5.483 million (-15%); #4. Fox 3.996 million (-2%); #5. The CW 1.421 million (+23%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.56/5 rating/share (+11% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 1.33/5 (-14%); #3. Fox 1.32/5 (-1%); #4. ABC 1.16/4  (-21%); #5. The CW 0.50/2 (+25%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 30 (4/11-4/17/16, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 with a 1.21 rating.  NBC was a close #2 with a 1.20 rating. CBS was next with a 1.15 rating, while Fox was #4 with 1.10 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 7.502 million, with NBC #2 at 5.699 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.374 million and Fox at #4 with only 3.203 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-4/21/16, LIVE+SD), CBS is #1 in A18-49 with a 1.89 rating, followed by NBC at #2 with a 1.80 rating. It's gonna be a race to the finish in May to see who is #1, but CBS should hang on.  Fox at #3 with a 1.56 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.36 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.386 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.030 million, ABC at #3 with 5.466 million and Fox at #4 with 4.944 million.

Back to week 31 (4/18-4/24/16), 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 31 (April 18-24) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 17)(Week 30)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,453,00011,988,000 (1,535,000)0.991.61 (0.62)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM4,567,0004,773,000 (206,000)0.950.94 0.01 REPEAT
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM4,997,0005,769,000 (772,000)0.810.80 0.01 REPEAT
BordertownFox7:00PM1,189,0001,189,000 - 0.450.52 (0.07)
Cooper Barrett's GuideFox7:30PM1,037,0001,089,000 (52,000)0.440.50 (0.06)
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM9,574,0009,864,000 (290,000)0.941.12 (0.18)
Once Upona a TimeABC8:00PM3,755,0003,751,000 4,000 1.151.15 -
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM10,658,00012,265,000 (1,607,000)1.731.98 (0.25)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM1,995,0002,549,000 (554,000)0.861.16 (0.30)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM2,181,0002,348,000 (167,000)1.021.13 (0.11)
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM8,551,0006,378,000 2,173,000 0.960.89 0.07 vs. Elementary
The FamilyABC9:00PM2,977,0003,147,000 (170,000)0.780.78 -
CrowdedNBC9:00PM5,147,0005,400,000 (253,000)1.071.14 (0.07)vs. Carmichael
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,933,0002,465,000 468,000 1.381.17 0.21 vs. REPEAT
CrowdedNBC9:30PM4,026,0004,192,000 (166,000)0.910.95 (0.04)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,515,0002,698,000 (183,000)1.071.14 (0.07)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM5,512,0006,037,000 (525,000)0.700.88 (0.18)
QuanticoABC10:00PM3,655,0003,568,000 87,000 1.051.05 -
DatelineNBC10:00PM5,936,0004,788,000 1,148,000 1.211.07 0.14 vs. REPEAT




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SupergirlCBS8:00PM6,109,0006,118,000 (9,000)1.271.33 (0.06)FINALE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,950,00012,507,000 (1,557,000)1.581.99 (0.41)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM10,074,00010,406,000 (332,000)2.202.29 (0.09)8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,720,0003,711,000 9,000 1.221.25 (0.03)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8:00PM818,000774,000 44,000 0.300.24 0.06 FINALE
ScorpionCBS9:00PM8,351,0008,595,000 (244,000)1.471.64 (0.17)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,809,0003,419,000 390,000 1.251.06 0.19
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM959,000929,000 30,000 0.420.38 0.04
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM7,786,0008,239,000 (453,000)1.151.31 (0.16)
CastleABC10:00PM5,864,0006,435,000 (571,000)0.991.14 (0.15)
BlindspotNBC10:00PM5,456,0005,532,000 (76,000)1.311.37 (0.06)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,798,0009,049,000 5,749,000 1.861.19 0.67 vs. NCIS NO(R)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM3,062,0003,496,000 (434,000)0.750.80 (0.05)REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,788,00010,814,000 (1,026,000)1.842.26 (0.42)8-9P vs. 8-10P
New GirlFox8:00PM2,091,0002,650,000 (559,000)0.921.14 (0.22)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,034,0001,363,000 1,671,000 1.150.51 0.64 vs. iZombie
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PM2,984,0002,702,000 282,000 0.840.68 0.16 vs. REPEAT
New GirlFox8:30PM1,754,0001,656,000 98,000 0.800.60 0.20 vs. Grandfathered(R)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,217,0009,989,000 2,228,000 1.621.29 0.33 vs. NCIS(R)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC9:00PM2,845,0003,013,000 (168,000)0.940.97 (0.03)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM8,159,000
8,159,000 1.65
1.65
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM2,018,0002,067,000 (49,000)0.870.93 (0.06)FINALE
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,666,0001,221,000 445,000 0.520.50 0.02 PREMIERE vs. iZombie
GrinderFox9:30PM1,500,0001,556,000 (56,000)0.580.56 0.02
LimitlessCBS10:00PM5,632,0009,037,000 (3,405,000)1.051.17 (0.12)vs. NCIS NO(R)
Beyond the TankABC10:00PM1,980,0002,074,000 (94,000)0.530.55 (0.02)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM8,169,0006,411,000 1,758,000 1.671.44 0.23 vs. Silence










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,266,0008,394,000 872,000 2.021.87 0.15
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,539,0006,981,000 (2,442,000)1.081.74 (0.66)REPEAT
HeartbeatNBC8:00PM3,957,0008,880,000 (4,923,000)0.711.68 (0.97)vs. Voice
RosewoodFox8:00PM4,640,0004,529,000 111,000 1.221.19 0.03
ArrowCW8:00PM1,093,000995,000 98,000 0.310.25 0.06 REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,073,0006,290,000 (2,217,000)1.151.87 (0.72)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,139,0008,805,000 334,000 1.721.69 0.03
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,146,0007,444,000 (3,298,000)1.182.24 (1.06)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM3,575,000
3,575,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
StrongNBC9:00PM
3,327,000 (3,327,000)
0.94 (0.94)
EmpireFox9:00PM9,562,00010,107,000 (545,000)3.723.84 (0.12)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM868,000930,000 (62,000)0.270.28 (0.01)REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PM3,511,0005,667,000 (2,156,000)1.041.55 (0.51)REPEAT
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS10:00PM7,546,0007,908,000 (362,000)1.311.46 (0.15)
NashvilleABC10:00PM3,707,0004,119,000 (412,000)0.830.95 (0.12)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,019,000
4,019,000 0.76
0.76 REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,155,0008,621,000 5,534,000 3.241.58 1.66 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM7,650,0007,974,000 (324,000)2.042.20 (0.16)8-9P vs. 8-10P
StrongNBC8:00PM3,036,0003,275,000 (239,000)0.800.82 (0.02)
BonesFox8:00PM4,383,0004,397,000 (14,000)0.870.91 (0.04)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,780,0001,984,000 (204,000)0.640.65 (0.01)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM8,465,0007,103,000 1,362,000 1.711.46 0.25
MomCBS9:00PM8,305,0007,460,000 845,000 1.801.54 0.26
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,017,0006,737,000 280,000 1.341.36 (0.02)
ScandalABC9:00PM6,001,000
6,001,000 1.53
1.53
American GritFox9:00PM2,170,0002,347,000 (177,000)0.730.81 (0.08)
The 100CW9:00PM1,154,0001,083,000 71,000 0.380.38 -
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PM6,923,0006,250,000 673,000 1.751.51 0.24
Rush HourCBS10:00PM4,650,0004,259,000 391,000 0.960.87 0.09
The CatchABC10:00PM4,600,0004,762,000 (162,000)0.931.02 (0.09)
Game of SilenceNBC10:00PM3,348,0003,902,000 (554,000)0.660.78 (0.12)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,458,0005,471,000 (13,000)1.000.95 0.05
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,907,0006,340,000 (433,000)1.001.11 (0.11)FINALE
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM3,418,0003,198,000 220,000 0.700.61 0.09
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM1,771,0001,833,000 (62,000)0.500.53 (0.03)REPEAT
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,417,0001,021,000 396,000 0.500.39 0.11
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,638,0004,700,000 (62,000)0.900.98 (0.08)FINALE
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM7,861,0008,416,000 (555,000)1.101.10 -
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,339,0005,632,000 (293,000)1.201.35 (0.15)
GrimmNBC9:00PM4,006,0003,750,000 256,000 0.900.76 0.14
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM2,999,0002,979,000 20,000 0.900.86 0.04
ContainmentCW9:00PM1,167,000863,000 304,000 0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT vs. Originals
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,642,00010,406,000 (2,764,000)0.901.33 (0.43)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,735,0005,046,000 689,000 1.301.00 0.30
DatelineNBC10:00PM4,032,0004,486,000 (454,000)0.900.99 (0.09)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,580,0003,681,000 (101,000)0.400.36 0.04 REPEAT
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,440,000
2,440,000 0.60
0.60 8-10P
America's Funniest VideosABC8:00PM
2,858,000 (2,858,000)
0.53 (0.53)
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM2,960,000
2,960,000 1.00
1.00 8-11P
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM
1,237,000 (1,237,000)
0.24 (0.24)
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM

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American GritFox8:00PM1,280,0002,487,000 (1,207,000)0.400.95 (0.55)8-10P REPEAT vs. UFC
Premier BoxingNBC8:30PM
1,262,000 (1,262,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,600,000
4,600,000 0.70
0.70 9-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,469,000 (3,469,000)
0.49 (0.49)
America's Funniest VideosABC9:00PM
3,069,000 (3,069,000)
0.68 (0.68)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,380,000 (4,380,000)
0.61 (0.61)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM2,220,0003,332,000 (1,112,000)0.500.66 (0.16)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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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 31 (April 18-24) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,155,0003.24
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,305,0001.80
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMThu6,923,0001.75
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu8,465,0001.71
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,933,0001.38
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,146,0001.18REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,073,0001.15REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed4,539,0001.08REPEAT
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,515,0001.07
CrowdedNBC9:00PMSun5,147,0001.07
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,511,0001.04REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMSun2,181,0001.02
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,907,0001.0FINALE
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,091,0000.92
CrowdedNBC9:30PMSun4,026,0000.91
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,638,0000.9FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMTue2,018,0000.87FINALE
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun1,995,0000.86REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC8:30PMTue2,984,0000.84
New GirlFox8:30PMTue1,754,0000.80
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue3,062,0000.75REPEAT
The GrinderFox9:30PMTue1,500,0000.58
BordertownFox7:00PMSun1,189,0000.45
The Guide to Surviving LifeFox7:30PMSun1,037,0000.44
The Carmichael ShowNBC9:00PMSun

preempted
GrandfatheredFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:30PMMon


The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox8:00PMSat


BordertownFox8:30PMSat


black-ishABC9:00PMSat


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMThu

completed
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMMon

completed
TelenovelaNBC8:30PMMon

completed
UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

completed
Significant MotherCW9:30PMMon

completed
Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 29

Last Man Standing - "Break Out the Campaign" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa turns to Mike and Carol for advice on her State Assembly campaign; Kyle is overcome with anxiety when Ed gifts him an expensive watch.

Outmatched - "Royal Rumble" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike and Kay get caught in a lie about Leila's birthdate, they throw her a party with a theme of her choice; Brian, Nicole and Marc struggle with the news that Rita and Irwin would be their guardians if something happens to Mike and Kay.

The Simpsons - "Screenless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge implements a screen time limit for the whole family, she realizes that she is the one addicted -- not her husband and children.

Duncanville - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie worries about her very average teenage son.

Bob's Burgers - "A Fish Called Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina goes too far trying to be a perfect mentor; Bob and Linda test out the gym next door.

Family Guy - "Peter & Lois' Wedding" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Wi-Fi goes out in the Griffin house, leaving the family with nothing to do for the evening; Peter and Lois decide to tell the kids the story of how they met and fell in love in the '90s.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 23)

Friday, March 27

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/The Mindy Project/That '80s Show) - Glenn appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Bless the Harts/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about Devs on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) - Christopher is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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