Sunday, May 28, 2017

Final Week of 2016-17 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 37 TV Ratings (final three nights of season Mon-Wed, LIVE+SD): 

Households: #1. ABC 4.82/9 rating/share (+33% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. CBS 4.26/8 (-3%); #3. NBC 4.25/8 (+14%); #4. Fox 2.10/4 (+1%); #5. The CW 0.99/2 (+8%).
Total Viewers: #1. ABC 7.413 million (+33% from first four nights week 35); #2. NBC 6.774 million (+15%); #3. CBS 6.770 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.316 million (+2%); #5. The CW 1.623 million (+11%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.47/6 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. NBC  1.42/5 (+22%); #3. CBS 1.10/4 (even); #4. Fox 1.09/4 (+8%); #5. The CW 0.54/2 (+10%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 35 (5/15/17-5/21/17, LIVE+SD). ABC won the week in A18-49 and did a 1.19 rating.  NBC was #2 with a 0.98 rating.  CBS was #3 with a 0.84 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 0.78 rating. Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 6.035 million, with ABC #2 at 5.114 million.  NBC was #3 with 4.923 million and Fox at #4 with 2.572 million.

For the final season (9/19/16-5/24/17, LIVE+SD) numbers, NBC was 1 in A18-49 with a 1.66 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.52 rating thanks to the Super Bowl and also heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. Without those 2 events, Fox would be #4. CBS was #3 with a 1.40 rating and ABC was at #4 with a 1.19 rating. Among total viewers CBS was #1 at 7.963 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 6.749 million. ABC jumped by Fox for #3 with 4.991 million as Fox settled for #4 with 4.909 million. ABC will have a bigger lead when final Live+7 figures are out.

Back to week 36 (May 22-29), 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 36 (May 22-24) Analysis















Last Sunday (May 21)(Week 35)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,248,0009,961,000 (1,713,000)0.791.00 (0.21)
AFVABC7:00PM4,454,0002,815,000 1,639,000 0.830.81 0.02 FINALE vs. Once
Animation DominationFox7:00PM1,187,000853,000 334,000 0.490.30 0.19 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,917,000
4,917,000 0.87
0.87 7-9P
Little Big ShotsNBC7:00PM
3,524,000 (3,524,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM1,611,0001,090,000 521,000 0.760.43 0.33 FINALE vs. Simp(R)
60 MinutesCBS8:00PM7,465,0009,396,000 (1,931,000)0.781.16 (0.38)vs NCIS LA
Billboard AwardsABC8:00PM8,695,000
8,695,000 2.60
2.60 8-11P
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
2,951,000 (2,951,000)
0.90 (0.90)
Little Big ShotsNBC8:00PM
7,340,000 (7,340,000)
1.33 (1.33)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,150,000
2,150,000 0.94
0.94 FINALE
Miss USA 2017Fox8:00PM
2,986,000 (2,986,000)
0.79 (0.79)
Making HistoryFox8:30PM1,277,000
1,277,000 0.56
0.56 FINALE
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,441,0007,832,000 (391,000)0.680.75 (0.07)FINALE
Shades of BlueNBC9:00PM3,779,0005,725,000 (1,946,000)0.711.11 (0.40)vs. Justice
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,052,000
2,052,000 1.02
1.02
Family GuyFox9:30PM2,226,000
2,226,000 1.06
1.06 FINALE
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,110,0004,425,000 (315,000)0.540.57 (0.03)FINALE
Match GameABC10:00PM
2,587,000 (2,587,000)
0.62 (0.62)
Shades of BlueNBC10:00PM4,101,0004,643,000 (542,000)0.690.86 (0.17)FINALE




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Diana: Life DeathCBS8:00PM6,149,000
6,149,000 0.75
0.75 8-10P
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
6,035,000 (6,035,000)
1.10 (1.10)
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM10,537,00010,065,000 472,000 1.791.46 0.33 8-9P vs. 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,654,0009,112,000 542,000 1.981.80 0.18 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM2,923,0002,976,000 (53,000)0.980.92 0.06
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,120,0001,929,000 191,000 0.630.51 0.12 FINALE
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM
5,733,000 (5,733,000)
1.08 (1.08)
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PM
5,563,000 (5,563,000)
1.13 (1.13)
The BacheloretteABC9:00PM5,661,000
5,661,000 1.78
1.78 9-11P PREMIERE
LuciferFox9:00PM3,035,0003,046,000 (11,000)0.840.79 0.05
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM961,000763,000 198,000 0.350.24 0.11 FINALE
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PM
4,679,000 (4,679,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Late Late ShowCBS10:00PM4,171,0007,892,000 (3,721,000)0.731.22 (0.49)vs. Scorpion
QuanticoABC10:00PM
2,718,000 (2,718,000)
0.59 (0.59)
Running WildNBC10:00PM3,627,0004,854,000 (1,227,000)0.871.04 (0.17)vs. Bear










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM8,298,00013,189,000 (4,891,000)0.871.45 (0.58)REPEAT
Downward DogABC8:00PM5,735,0005,196,000 539,000 1.001.21 (0.21)vs. Middle
Great NewsNBC8:00PM3,110,000
3,110,000 0.72
0.72
The VoiceNBC8:00PM
8,598,000 (8,598,000)
1.52 (1.52)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM1,780,0001,642,000 138,000 0.660.69 (0.03)
The FlashCW8:00PM3,039,0002,483,000 556,000 1.130.95 0.18 FINALE
Dancing with the StarsABC8:30PM8,906,000
8,906,000 1.35
1.35 830-11P FINALE
American HousewifeABC8:30PM
4,326,000 (4,326,000)
1.16 (1.16)
Great NewsNBC8:30PM3,073,000
3,073,000 0.76
0.76 FINALE
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM1,497,0001,361,000 136,000 0.590.58 0.01 FINALE
BullCBS9:00PM8,540,00010,844,000 (2,304,000)1.081.25 (0.17)
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PM
3,495,000 (3,495,000)
1.01 (1.01)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM9,345,000
9,345,000 1.93
1.93 9-11P FINALE
Great NewsNBC9:00PM
3,337,000 (3,337,000)
0.71 (0.71)
Prison BreakFox9:00PM1,896,0002,389,000 (493,000)0.710.91 (0.20)
iZombieCW9:00PM983,000862,000 121,000 0.340.33 0.01
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PM
2,743,000 (2,743,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Great NewsNBC9:30PM
2,486,000 (2,486,000)
0.58 (0.58)
48 HoursCBS10:00PM4,553,0009,108,000 (4,555,000)0.581.10 (0.52)vs. NCIS NO
Marvel's Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM
2,032,000 (2,032,000)
0.68 (0.68)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
6,254,000 (6,254,000)
1.27 (1.27)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,371,0008,273,000 98,000 1.851.73 0.12 FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
Dirty DancingABC8:00PM6,577,000
6,577,000 1.35
1.35 8-11P
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM
5,271,000 (5,271,000)
1.39 (1.39)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,000,0004,252,000 (252,000)0.700.86 (0.16)REPEAT vs. Blindspot
Shots FiredFox8:00PM3,438,0002,908,000 530,000 0.900.77 0.13 FINALE
ArrowCW8:00PM1,723,0001,444,000 279,000 0.610.49 0.12 FINALE
SpeechlessABC8:30PM
4,522,000 (4,522,000)
1.21 (1.21)
Criminal Minds Beyond BordersCBS9:00PM
4,869,000 (4,869,000)
0.70 (0.70)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM
6,202,000 (6,202,000)
1.70 (1.70)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,122,0005,555,000 567,000 1.321.18 0.14 FINALE 9-11P vs. 9-10P
EmpireFox9:00PM6,964,0006,141,000 823,000 2.492.17 0.32 FINALE
The 100CW9:00PM914,000830,000 84,000 0.330.28 0.05 FINALE
Downward DogABC9:30PM
4,672,000 (4,672,000)
1.08 (1.08)
Survivor ReunionCBS10:13PM5,707,0004,162,000 1,545,000 1.270.66 0.61 vs. CM BB
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM
5,067,000 (5,067,000)
1.06 (1.06)
Chicago PDNBC10:00PM
6,484,000 (6,484,000)
1.34 (1.34)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM
7,520,000 (7,520,000)
1.37 (1.37)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM
7,916,000 (7,916,000)
2.01 (2.01)
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM
3,434,000 (3,434,000)
0.62 (0.62)REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM
3,368,000 (3,368,000)
0.89 (0.89)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM
1,697,000 (1,697,000)
0.58 (0.58)8-10P
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM
5,019,000 (5,019,000)
1.01 (1.01)REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS9:00PM
3,859,000 (3,859,000)
0.76 (0.76)9-11P
MomCBS9:00PM

-

-
ScandalABC9:00PM
5,229,000 (5,229,000)
1.20 (1.20)9-11P
The BlacklistNBC9:00PM
4,941,000 (4,941,000)
0.91 (0.91)
MasterChef JuniorFox9:00PM
3,663,000 (3,663,000)
1.03 (1.03)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM

-

-
RiverdaleCW9:00PM

-

-
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM

-

-
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM

-

-
The Amazing RaceCBS10:00PM

-

-
The CatchABC10:00PM

-

-
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM
4,921,000 (4,921,000)
0.93 (0.93)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM
4,971,000 (4,971,000)
0.75 (0.75)
The Toy BoxABC8:00PM
2,408,000 (2,408,000)
0.60 (0.60)8-10P
First DatesNBC8:00PM
3,210,000 (3,210,000)
0.69 (0.69)
Fox MovieFox8:00PM
1,909,000 (1,909,000)
0.44 (0.44)8-10P
LuciferFox8:00PM

-

-
The OriginalsCW8:00PM
892,000 (892,000)
0.26 (0.26)
I Love Lucy SpecialCBS9:00PM
3,590,000 (3,590,000)
0.48 (0.48)
Shark TankABC9:00PM

-

-
DatelineNBC9:00PM
5,189,000 (5,189,000)
0.93 (0.93)9-11P
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM

-

-
ReignCW9:00PM
726,000 (726,000)
0.18 (0.18)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM
4,718,000 (4,718,000)
0.50 (0.50)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM
2,747,000 (2,747,000)
0.63 (0.63)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

-

-










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,219,000 (3,219,000)
0.30 (0.30)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:00PM
1,450,000 (1,450,000)
0.25 (0.25)REPEAT
NHL PlayoffsNBC8:00PM
2,352,000 (2,352,000)
0.63 (0.63)8-10P
MLB on FoxFox8:00PM
2,316,000 (2,316,000)
0.46 (0.46)8-11P
Masterchef JuniorFox8:00PM

-

-
Downward DogABC8:30PM
1,311,000 (1,311,000)
0.25 (0.25)REPEAT
Training DayCBS9:00PM
2,602,000 (2,602,000)
0.27 (0.27)
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM
2,911,000 (2,911,000)
0.47 (0.47)REPEAT
Masterchef JuniorFox9:00PM

-

-
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
2,849,000 (2,849,000)
0.41 (0.41)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
3,388,000 (3,388,000)
0.49 (0.49)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
2,427,000 (2,427,000)
0.76 (0.76)REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates solid showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 36 (May 22-28) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Family GuyFox9:30PMSun2,226,0001.06FINALE
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,052,0001.03
Downward DogABC8:00PMTue5,735,0001.00
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,150,0000.94FINALE
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu6,432,0000.92REPEAT
Great NewsNBC8:30PMTue3,073,0000.76FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun1,611,0000.76FINALE
Great NewsNBC8:00PMTue3,110,0000.72
Modern FamilyABC9:30PMThu2,695,0000.68REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue1,780,0000.66
Superior DonutsCBS8:30PMThu4,377,0000.65REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMThu2,471,0000.62REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu3,921,0000.61REPEAT
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu3,423,0000.60REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMTue1,497,0000.59FINALE
black-ishABC10:00PMThu2,414,0000.57REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMThu2,561,0000.56REPEAT
Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun1,277,0000.56FINALE
American HousewifeABC8:30PMWed2,197,0000.53REPEAT
SpeechlessABC10:30PMThu2,030,0000.50REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,187,0000.49REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Downward DogABC8:30PMSat


American HousewifeABC8:00PMSat


The MiddleABC8:00PMTue

completed
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon

completed
Kevin Can WaitCBS9:30PMMon

completed
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue

completed
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

canceled
Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue

canceled
PowerlessNBC8:30PMThu

canceled
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

canceled
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

canceled
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue

canceled
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

canceled
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

canceled
Trial & ErrorNBC10:30PMTue

completed
New GirlFox8:00PMTue

completed
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu

completed
The MickFox8:30PMTue

completed
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
MarlonNBC9:30PMThu



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 15

Side Hustle - "Bot Club" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lex, Presley and Munchy discover that Fisher is a big-time player in the underground robot fight club scene in Altoonisburg; having not lost a robot fight yet, the kids decide to bet their KidDING money on a Fisher win.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Friday, May 14

  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Big Mouth) - Watch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Billy and Tiffany are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise discusses the movie The Treasure of Pirates Cove and the show The Bold and The Beautiful on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh of Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis and Rachael share the work they did together on International Firefighters' Day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jean Smart (Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/The In-Laws/Designing Women) - Jean talks about HBO Max's Hacks on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
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