Sunday, May 20, 2007

Week 35 Numbers (First Four Nights); How the Sitcoms Did

Week 35 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 8.4/13.5; ABC: 8.3/13.4; Fox: 8.0/12.8; NBC: 5.1/8.3; The CW: 2.2/3.6; MNT: 0.9/1.4.
Total Viewers: Fox: 13.34 million; CBS: 12.96 million; ABC: 12.52 million; NBC: 7.84 million; The CW: 3.48 million; MNT: 1.22 million.
Adults 18-49: Fox: 5.1/13.9; ABC: 4.2/11.4; CBS: 3.9/10.5; NBC: 2.9/8.0; The CW: 1.6/4.3; MNT: 0.4/1.2.

Analysis: The 35th week thus far is a close race! Fox, CBS, and ABC are all very close to each other, as you can see above. This is the last full week of the season, as this coming week it is only Mon-Wed...then the long summer season starts. NBC still remains a distant 4th place in all categories. As usual, Friday and Saturday numbers are not above, since final numbers are not available yet. Tonight has ABC airing its high profile season finales while showcases a movie. ABC should win big for the final Sunday of the year. Fox's comedies are also all-new with The Simpsons' 400th episode and NBC has yet another Dateline followed by the movie National Treasure.
On Monday Dancing with the Stars continued to rule Mondays for ABC. 19.58 million for the semi-final, slightly up from the previous week...it should be even higher tomorrow for the finals! CBS's CSI: Miami was all-new at 10pm and did 16.63 million, down a bit from last week and NBC's Deal or No Deal was way down against Stars, with 8.84 million, down from last week by nearly two million again. How I Met Your Mother season finale and a special time period of Two and a Half Men aired on CBS from 8-9pm, doing 7.7 and 10.16 million. Two and a Half Men at its normal time last week did 13.27 million. The one-hour series finale of King of Queens aired from 9-10 doing 13.61 million, up a bit from last week. Fox aired a repeat of House doing 7.23 million (down a bit from last week), followed by 24 with 10.57 million, also down a bit from last week. ABC aired The Bachelor from 9:30-11 and did a decent 10.64 million, up from last week, and NBC aired hit Heroes at 9 with 11.54 million (up a bit from the numbers from last week), followed by Law & Order: Criminal Intent at 7.2 million. The CW's comedies are still under performing on this night, with Chris at just 2.34 million, down from previous week.
Tuesday was Fox's night. American Idol did 24.23 million at 8 (down from last week) and House did 21.19 million, slightly down from last week. ABC was on the map thanks to Dancing with the Stars: The Results doing 18.44 million at 9 (up from last week), with a one-hour version of last night's semi-finals preceding it with 9.07 million. Boston Legal at 10 was at its normal levels with 10.28 million. CBS was third with just 9.27 million for The Academy of County Music Awards from 8-11. NBC was fourth for for the night with both Law & Order spin-offs doing 6.93 and 12.75 million from 9-11pm (SVU was up though at 10), with another Dateline kicking the night off with 5.51 million. The CW aired the series finale of Gilmore Girls (4.86 million) and Veronica Mars (2.1 million). The latter's finale is this week...90% chance it is the series finale!
Wednesday again Fox got the boost from that show called American Idol, doing 28.05 million at 9pm, down slightly from last week. Bones preceded with 10.88 million at 8 for pre-Idol tune-in. CBS was second for the night with a Price is right: Million Dollar Spectacular special doing a healthy 13.99 million (up big from previous week's timeslot) followed by a new Criminal Minds and a new CSI: NY doing 13.21 and 13.07 million, both slightly up from previous week. ABC followed with According to Jim & Notes from the Underbelly doing OK to open up the night with 5.4 and 4.56 million (both down from last week), followed by a repeat of According to Jim & the season finale of Notes from the Underbelly doing 4.18 and 3.87 million, down from last week's sitcom repeats, and an all-new Lost closed the night off with a solid 12.32 million. The shocking two-hour season finale is this week! NBC was again fourth for the night with a new Thank God You're Here doing 4.58 million (down a million from last week again), Crossing Jordan followed with just 6.44 million for a new episode, though up from last week. A new Medium followed built on the lead-in with 7.75 million, slightly down from last week. The CW was in the game at 8 with the season finale of America's Next Top Model doing an impressive 6.42 million, followed by One Tree Hill doing just 2.68 million, with the lead-in it had, it was still down from last week! Pathetic!
On Thursday we saw CBS and ABC take control. The 75 minute season finale of Grey's Anatomy for ABC at 9pm did 22.57 million, obviously up from last week. The season finale of Ugly Betty opened the night off with 10.5 million, up from last week. A Lost: The Answers special aired at 10:15pm and did 9.12 million...season finale this Wednesday from 9-11pm! CBS's special Bob Barker: 50 Years was first at 8 with 14.33 million, up from last week's timeslot holder, but down in the demos from last week's holder. Season finale of CSI and a repeat of CSI followed with 20.45 and 13.33 million. NBC was third with one-hour season finales of its comedies and the season finale ER, which just did 9.51 million, slightly up from last week. Fox was way back with the movie The Day After Tomorrow with just 4.2 million. And CW aired new episodes of its Thursday dramas doing 4.14 and 2.72 million, first one was up from last week and the latter again down from last week.
Friday (numbers not counted in our ratings), saw CBS win the night with the season finale of NUMB3RS, but the 8-10pm specials on Walter Cronkite and Dr. Phil didn't nearly do as well as Bob Barker's special, though Dr. Phil won its timeslot. NBC did much better from 8-10 with Dateline and it looks like that is helping Law & Order at 10, as its season finale did well. ABC aired the season finale of America's Funniest Home Videos at 8 and was first in viewers but second in households, followed by National Bingo Night at 9 at a disappointing third place (but still did over 6 million...better than what ABC does usually in this slot since Men in Trees left), and finally 20/20.closed the night in third in its slot. Fox aired repeats of House & Bones for 4th place. The CW was last for its WWE coverage
Saturday ratings are not available thus yet, look for CBS to win in viewers and either Fox or ABC in 18-49. As for tonight, ABC will win big with its season finale. As for this week in general, it should be a race to the finish for the last three days! We have season finales of Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, 24, American Idol, and Lost!

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of May 7-13)

  • King of the Hill (Fox) 2 episodes - 2.9 million for a repeat and 3.68 million for a new episode, both down from previous week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 episodes - 6.54 million for a new episode followed by a repeat at 6.86 million...both down well over a million from previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - 7.22 million for a new episode, slightly down from previous week, but the highest of the animation block.
  • American Dad (Fox) - 5.67 million, down from previous week again.

Monday Sitcoms

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season finale did 7.7 million...up from previous week's 7.69 million.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 10.16 million...down about 3 million from last week, but this week it aired at 8:30pm.
  • King of Queens (CBS) - 13.61 million for the one-hour series finale, a bit up from last week. 9:30 saw a huge jump.
  • CW Monday Comedies: Chris, All of Us, The Game. All-new episode of Chris started it off with 2.32 million, followed by a new episode of All of Us at 2.5 million, and the one-hour finale of The Game did 2.51 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • None

Wednesday Sitcoms
  • According to Jim (ABC) - New episode at 8 did 5.4 million, down from last week. A repeat at 9 did 4.18 million.
  • Notes from the Underbelly (ABC) - 4.56 million, down from last week. The season finale at 9:30 at a special time did 3.87 million...a series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Office (NBC) - 7.88 million and a 3.9 18-49 rating for the one-hour season finale. Up a bit up from last week in viewers, same in 18-49.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - 5.28 million for the one-hour finale, down slightly from last week.
Friday Sitcoms
None.

Saturday Sitcoms
None.

Airing tonight (Sunday) are new episodes of Fox comedies.

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men, The Office, and King of Queens were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as How I Met Your Mother, According to Jim) or just plain old terrible (Notes from the Underbelly, Everybody Hates Chris).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Driver's Eddie 2: Orlando Drift" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Eddie finally gets his driver’s license; but instead of freedom, he finds an endless list of errands to run for his mom. Will he be done in time to take his friends to the Insane Clown Posse concert? Louis is excited for a boy’s weekend at Chili Con with Marvin, until Honey tags along; and Jessica faces off with her nemesis, Jamie, at the school fundraiser.

Speechless - "H-- HEY, YOU" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy’s band.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy comes close to forgetting her fashion designer dreams when she is confronted with rejection and sends herself in a spiral; Vanessa feels regret as she reflects on her own career path; Mike helps the women in his family achieve their dreams.

The Cool Kids - "Thanksgiving at Murray's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Ryan are forced to get along together when Boyd proposes a compromise to their plans to take him on separate trips by all three going on a trip together; Mandy and Kyle attempt to solve a mystery like a pair of detectives.

Andi Mack - "I Got Your Number" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi gets in over her head when she attends a high school party with Amber, causing Bowie's plans for a romantic outing with Bex to go awry; Cyrus tries to mend a longtime rift between Jonah and T.J.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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