Sunday, July 01, 2007

Summer Week 5 Sitcom Ratings; Coming Week Preview

It is summer time! Which means repeats, but there will be some originals, such as burn-off episodes of the Fox sitcom The Loop. Like last summer, we will just look at the sitcoms, but we will be back in the fall with our normal weekly reports. Here are the summer week 5 sitcom numbers:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 18-24)
  • King of the Hill (Fox) - 2.57 million for a repeat.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 3.69 million, doubling from lead-in.
  • The Loop (Fox) 3 all-new episodes - 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30pm: 1.52, 2.66 and 3.06 million, down from lead-ins each time...and by a lot!
  • Family Guy (Fox) - 4.59 million for an encore.
Monday Sitcoms
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 episodes - Just 3.65 and 4.1 million, on par from previous week's encores of Simpsons/American Dad which did 3.76 and 3.07 million .
  • Old Christine (CBS) - No Creature Comforts, so this sitcom soared...5.54 and 6.51 million for repeats, not bad! Just 4.32 million for previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 9.12 million for a repeat, again down from last week's 9.24.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 7.08 million for a repeat.
  • Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends, The Game (The CW) - Repeats of these sitcoms did all under 2 million this week with Chris, the highest at 1.93 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) 2 episodes - Just 3.6 and 3.74 million from 8-9pm, on par from previous week's 3.45 and 3.75 million, but that was 9-10pm.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • King of Queens (CBS) 2 episodes - 5.16 and 5.35 million for two repeats, much better than Creature Comfort encores from two weeks ago which did 3.48 and 3.1 million.

Thursday Sitcoms

  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - 5.2 million for a repeat, slightly up from two weeks ago's 4.94 million.
  • The Office (NBC) 3 episodes - 4.39, 4.45, and 4.46 million, better than last week's 8-10pm stunt of 4.09, 4.33 and 4.22 million.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None


So what is new or notable this week that you might want to catch? Tonight Fox will burn-off more all-new episodes of sitcom The Loop at 7:00, 8:30 & 9:30p. NBC will have a Concert for Diana at 8pm. On cable, The 4400 and The Dead Zone will be all-new on USA and at 10pm on Lifetime, Army Wives.
On Monday it will be a battle of new at 9pm, an all-new Hell's Kitchen on Fox, ABC will bring back Extreme Makeover, and NBC airs episode three of the new reality series Age of Love also at 9pm, followed by a new Dateline at 10pm. On the cable front, it is an all-new Kyle XY on ABC Family at 8/7 central. TNT will air a new episode of The Closer followed by the new series Heartland!
Tuesday NBC will air a repeat of America's Got Talent from 8-10pm...so fans take note. Fox will continue to air low-rated reality series On the Lot at 8pm. ABC will air a new Shaq's Big Challenge at 9pm, followed by Primetime: Family Secrets at 10.
Wednesday ABC will be all repeats tonight so take note, with The Next Best Thing at 8pm, followed by American Inventor, and finally at 10pm the action packed drama Traveler. Fox will burn-off two new episodes of the canceled drama Drive. NBC will a Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9. CBS will air the Boston Pops Fireworks at 10. The CW will air Hidden Palms at 8 . And on the cable front, a marathon of the new sitcom House of Payne on TBS.
Thursday CBS will bring back Big Brother with the premiere at 8pm, followed by a new episode of Pirate Master at 9. On cable, Burn Notice at 10 on USA Network.
Friday ABC will air a repurposed episode of Kyle XY at 9 and at 10pm the always new 20/20. Fox will burn-off an episode of Standoff at 9pm.


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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

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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