Sunday, January 15, 2006

Week 17 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

After taking weeks 14, 15 and 16 off, we are back!

Week 17 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 8.9/13.8; ABC: 7.5/11.6; NBC: 6.8/10.5; FOX 4.6/7.0; The WB: 2.6/4.0; UPN 1.7/2.5.
Total Viewers: CBS: 13.65 million; ABC: 11.51 million; NBC: 10.39 million; FOX 7.16 million; The WB: 3.99 million; UPN: 2.29 million.
Adults 18-49: CBS: 4.3/10.8; ABC: 4.0/10.0; NBC: 4.0/10.2; FOX 2.9/7.4; The WB: 1.7/4.3; UPN: 0.9/2.4.

Analysis: It was a good week for sitcoms. CBS Monday sitcoms which always do well, were again unstoppable. ABC's Crumbs premiere did very well on Thursday. And with CSI having a repeat NBC's My Name is Earl and The Office were up from last week. The Office especially was up. CBS' Still Standing and Yes, Dear even did well actually. It was not so good for Stacked, WB Friday, and the premieres of Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress.
Breaking out by each night--Monday saw ABC's Wife Swap impress to start off the night with 11.01 million viewers, but it was CBS's comedies on top by a nose-hair with 12.11 and 11.49 for King of Queens and How I Met Your Mother. Both comedies trailed Wife Swap in 18-49 though. CSI: Miami like usual was the best for the night. Tuesday saw The People's Choice Awards on a new night, but still didn't do much. Dramas Navy NCIS, Law & Order: SVU and House ruled Tuesday. Sitcom icon Michael J. Fox boosted ABC's Boston Legal with 11.21 million viewers. Wednesday was all Lost for ABC. A new episode attracted 20.56 million and a clip show before that attracted 13.52 million. CBS's Criminal Minds hung tough against Lost with 15.92 million. Wednesday at 10 p.m. is highly competitive. Look at this: Law & Order (NBC) 12.83 million--4.0/10 A18-49; CSI: NY (CBS) 13.17 million--4.3/10 A18-49; Invasion (ABC) 9.65 million--3.9/10 A18-49. Please note CSI: NY was a repeat and it still won the hour. Thursday saw CBS in repeats and still won in total viewers ABC's Dancing with the Stars 2 impressed again with 17.36 million viewers, followed by the series premiere of Crumbs with 11.81 million viewers. Will & Grace started off NBC's block well with 9.69 million, much higher than what the soon to be doomed Joey did. Friday was a battle between CBS and ABC. CBS's dramas did well and ABC did well with Dancing with the Stars: The Results. Saturday was NFL driven for CBS. Look for ABC to win Sunday with Home Edition, Housewives and Grey. It'll be interesting who wins in total viewers for the week since CSI was a repeat, ABC or CBS? ABC will win in adults 18-49.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 12.11 million. Now it is the winter, expect even more viewers.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) -A little drop from the lead-in, but still decent with 11.49 million, but built on A18-49 nicely from a 4.1/11 to a 4.2/11 rating.
  • Emily's Reasons Why Not (ABC) - Series premiere did not do what ABC would have liked, only 6.26 million. A18-49 was not as badat a 2.8/7, but still not what they would have liked.
  • Jake in Progress (ABC) - Season premiere did similar to what it did last season in a tough Thursday slot. Only 5.58 million and a 2.5/6 A18-49 rating. Both Jake and Emily will be pre-empted tomorrow, catch them again Jan. 23.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 17.2 million makes this the sitcom to beat.
  • Out of Practice (CBS) - Quietly does well with 13.74 million.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - All were in repeats, so can't judge them too much.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Only 7.5 million tuned in to the hilarious Sex Ed episode. Guest star Barry Williams was a hoot!
  • Rodney (ABC) - Lost viewers from lead-in, only 7.23 million. Did build on A18-49 from a 2.5 to a 2.6 though.
  • Scrubs (NBC) 2 episodes - 2 new episodes struggled with 6.87 million, but did decent in A18-49 with a 3.3/8 and a 3.5/8.

Wednesday Sitcoms

  • Still Standing (CBS) - George Lopez was pre-empted tonight, so Standing ruled with 8.44 million and a decent 2.7 A18-49 rating.
  • Yes, Dear (CBS) - No Freddie on ABC, so Yes, Dear was the comedy to beat in the half hour with 8.44 million and a good 3.0 A18-49 rating.
  • That '70s Show (FOX) - 5.15 million tuned in for a repeat.
  • Stacked (FOX) - 4.31 million only tuned in.

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Joey who? 9.69 million is much better than what that sitcom started off the night with.
  • Four Kings (NBC) - Lost a bit from lead-in, but 9.12 million is good, and it built on its lead-in in A18-49 from a 4.4 to a 4.5.
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) 2 episodes - An original episode did only 5.05 million, a repeat followed with a better 5.54 million.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - 12.49 million tuned in and did an impressive 5.9 A18-49 rating, tying Two and a Half Men for the sitcom lead for the week. 7.7/11 household rating makes it second for the night among sitcoms behind ABC's Crumbs.
  • The Office (NBC) - People tuned in! CSI was a repeat so people watched this sitcom score 10.27 million and an impressive 5.1 A18-49 rating. Question is what will happen next week?
  • Crumbs (ABC) - Series debut was excellent with 11.81 million viewers and 8.1/12 household rating. Watch this sitcom, it is laugh out loud funny!
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - Repeat did decent in A18-49 with a 1.5 rating.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - Repeats of all these were well under a 1.0 A18-49 rating--ouch.


Friday Sitcoms

Hope & Faith was pre-empted on ABC, so there is nothing else that is even close to decent on Fridays for sitcoms. The WB Friday was dead last in each half hour. And Bernie and Malcolm are like ghosts on Fox.

Summing it up. A lot of good sitcom numbers this week. CBS Monday, Still Standing, Yes Dear, NBC Thursday, and Crumbs were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as According to Jim, Scrubs) or just plain old terrible (such as WB Friday, Bernie Mac, Malcolm in the Middle).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 16

Modern Family - "Blasts From the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

The Goldbergs - "This Is This Is Spinal Tap" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dropouts are thrilled when they book a gig at a Flyers charity carnival and Adam uses the opportunity to make his very first rockumentary. Since Barry doesn’t want to miss out on the fun, he forces his way onto the band, despite his sister’s objections. Meanwhile, Beverly’s concerns about Murray’s health push him to the limit.

Modern Family - "A Moving Day" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire and Phil aren’t convinced that Haley and Dylan can make it on their own as they move them into their new apartment before the baby arrives. Meanwhile, Pameron gets out of prison early and has a bone to pick with Mitchell.

black-ish - "Good in the 'Hood" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it’s so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the “office mom” at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

The Detour - "The Year" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Delilah and Jared reunite and catch up on the past year.

Sydney to the Max - "Nightmare on Syd Street" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sydney holes up in her bedroom after an embarrassing event at school; after finding old VHS tapes of Max as a kid, Sydney falls asleep and dreams she is in the 1990s.

Sydney to the Max - "Mo' Grandmas, Mo' Problems" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Grandma Maya comes to visit, Sydney loves spending time with her so much that Grandma Judy feels a little left out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Tuesday, July 16

  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Catch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma FD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry/The Good Place/Downward Dog) - Kirby appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/1600 Penn/Growing Up Fisher/Imaginary Mary) - Jenna visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy talks about Kathy Griffin: Hell of a Story on People Now at 12pm.


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