Sunday, October 21, 2007

Week 4 Numbers (First Four Nights); How the Sitcoms Did

Week 4 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: ABC: 8.3/13.0; CBS: 8.2/12.8; Fox: 7.2/11.5; NBC: 5.6/8.8; The CW: 2.3/3.5; MNT: 0.7/1.1.
Total Viewers: CBS: 12.86 million; ABC: 12.19 million; Fox: 10.95 million; NBC: 8.82 million; The CW: 3.43 million; MNT: 1.02 million.
Adults 18-49: ABC: 3.9/10.3; CBS: 3.8/10.0; Fox: 3.5/9.5; NBC: 3.4/9.0; The CW: 1.5/4.0; MNT: 0.4/1.0.

Analysis: Can you believe we're in the fourth week already for the 2007-08 season? Yes, a whole month! Last week CBS won the top spot in HH and viewers with ABC in second, while ABC nipped CBS for 18-49. Through the first four days, ABC and CBS have the lead in all categories again in week 4, with Fox in third thanks to baseball and NBC in fourth.
Monday it was all ABC thanks to Dancing with the Stars. A 92 minute performance show did an impressive 19.4 million and a 4.7/12 in 18-49, a tad down from the previous week, that lead into the series premiere of new sitcom Samantha Who at an impressive 14.42 million and a 4.5/10 18-49 rating. The Bachelor followed with 8.93 million, up a tad from the previous week, even without DWTS as a lead-in! Next up was CBS with its comedies and CSI: Miami. The Big Bang Theory did 7.94 million, down from the previous week a bit, but yet again it built on How I Met Your Mother's 7.71 million. Two and a Half Men and Rules of Engagement followed with decent numbers (13.69 and 10.81 million). Men was up a bit from the previous week, as was Rules. CSI: Miami followed with 15.595 million, finally went up, and by over a million from previous week. Fox was third this week thanks to the ALCS Game 3 doing 9.91 million in primetime, better than what Prison Break and K-Ville do. NBC followed lead by Heroes, at 11.41 million and a 5.2 18-49, below its usual average once again, but up 1/2 million from previous week? Chuck opened the night with 8.36 million, up a million from previous week...is it because Prison Break was off-air on Fox? Journeyman closed the night with 6.75 million, down from previous week, cancelation clock is ticking. The CW aired their Monday sitcoms, with Aliens in America doing just 2.25 million, but actually up from previous week, but The Game closed the night with 2.68 million, the highest of the CW comedies once again.
Tuesday, it was a three network race, with CBS on top in HH & viewers and Fox in 18-49. ABC was also right behind. The always reliable NCIS opened the night off for CBS with 17.55 million, up over a million from previous week. The Unit followed with 12.35 million, up nearly 1.5 million from previous week, and week three of Cane did 8.54 million, down a from previous week despite the lead-in shows going way up. Fox's huge hit House and Bones were pre-empted tonight for Game 4 of the ALCS, which did good but not as good as Fox usually does on this night. The game did 12.37 million. ABC's sitcom hour of Cavemen/Carpoolers did OK at 6.91 and 6.99 million (on par from previous week, but slightly down), Dancing with the Stars: The Results followed with 17.3 million saying goodbye to Floyd. Boston Legal closed the night with 9.78 million, down from the previous week. NBC was fourth with Dateline Presents Matt Lauer at just 5.73 million, The Biggest Loser at 9 did 6.95 million, followed by Law & Order: SVU at 12.51 million, up a bit from previous week. The CW got decent numbers with Beauty & the Geek and Reaper...3.6 and 3.27 million. Both did above 3 million, not bad at all.
Wednesday it was a battle between CBS and ABC. ABC saw Pushing Daisies, doing 9.86 million, followed by Private Practice at 11.78 million and a first place 4.3/11 18-49 rating, down from previous week, Dirty Sexy Money followed with 8.67 million, up from previous week a bit. CBS saw Kid Nation do 7.35 million for third place, but veteran dramas Criminal Minds and CSI: NY did well and were consistent doing 15.03 (up from previous week) and 13.99 million (also up from previous week). NBC opened the night with Deal or No Deal doing 12.41 million, followed by Bionic Woman at a third place 8.62 million...free-falling down each week. At 10pm NBC's Life did 7.64 million, down from previous week. Fox was fourth with Back to You at 7.06 million and 'Til Death 7.01 million, both went up from previous week. Kitchen Nightmares was up to 6.87 million this week. The CW had its usual showing of Top Model at a decent 4.94 million, Gossip Girl did 2.41 million, both down a bit from previous week.
Thursday it was CBS on top, but ABC and Fox were not far behind. CBS opened with Survivor: China at 14.03 million, down ever so slightly from the previous week. CSI followed with 21.22 million for first place, up from previous week. No Without a Trace this week, because CBS aired a sneak peek of the new series Viva Lauglin and viewers laughed at it because it did just 8.39 million and an even worse 2.3 18-49 rating. It was way worse at 10:30. The show will air Sundays at 8, but for how long? ABC opened the night with Ugly Betty doing a solid 9.84 million, for second place, down from previous week. Grey's Anatomy followed with 18.04 million, down from previous week and it did win in 18-49 with a 7.3/17 18-49 rating, for #1 for the week thus far. Big Shots followed with a third place finish of 7.64 million...down from previous week. Fox was third actually but not because of its normal schedule of 5th Grader and Don't Forget the Lyrics, because they were pre-empted for Game 5 of the ALCS doing 13.1 million. NBC was a distant fourth with its comedies My Name is Earl opened the night with 7.25 million, followed by 30 Rock doing 6.22 million, both down from previous week. A one-hour The Office followed with 8.61 million, down a bit from previous week a bit. ER closed the night with a rare first place (among the big 3) at 10.12 million, since there was no competition at 10 this week. Smallville on The CW did 5.18 million, followed by Supernatural at 3.03 million, former was up from previous week.
Now, final numbers for Friday and Saturday are not available, but CBS and ABC battled on Friday. NBC had a solid outing for Deal or No Deal at 8pm, but it was downhill from there. CBS saw decent numbers for its dramas with NUMB3RS doing the best at 10, and ABC had the night's top show with Women's Murder Club at 9pm. Fox bombed big time for The Next Great American Band at a dead last 2.0 rating. That might cost them a chance of winning the week.
Saturday numbers are not available yet. But Game 6 of the ALCS should do big for Fox.
Tonight Fox will have Game 7 of the ALCS, and it should do very well. ABC Sunday should do well of course too. CBS and NBC will do decent as well, but NBC's NFL game might not do as well, but certainly better than last week's match. CBS will bomb at 8pm with Viva Laughlin, the question is will it hurt the next two dramas from 9-11pm?
As for the week, ABC and CBS will battle in HH and viewers (CBS will probably win it), with Fox probably a sure winner in 18-49, thanks to the ALCS. Fox might have had a chance in HH/viewers, but the poor Friday killed that probably.


Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of October 8-14)

  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 episodes - 8.7 million for a new episode, up from previous week. A repeat before that at 7:30 did 4.84 million, down from last week.
  • King of the Hill (Fox) 2 episodes - 7.53 million for a new episode, a jump of a million from the previous week. A repeat at 7pm did just 2.4 million, way down from the previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - Only 7.09 million this week, but it was a repeat for some reason.
  • American Dad (Fox) - 6.2 million, down from previous week obviously since the lead-in was a repeat.

Monday Sitcoms

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 7.71 million, down a bit from the previous week.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 7.94 million, down from the first three episodes, but it still is building on the lead-in, which is a very good sign. Though the 18-49 was a 3.1, it didn't build this week on that, it was on par with the lead-in.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 13.69 million this week, up from previous week's 13.02 million.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - 10.81 million, a bit up from the previous week's 10.68.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC) - 14.42 million for the premiere, making it the highest rated new series premiere this season in viewers...wow!.
  • CW Monday Comedies: Chris, Aliens in America, Girlfriends, The Game. Not doing that well at all. Aliens did a terrible 2.25 million, the lowest of the block but up from previous week, The Game continues to be the leader of this block now with 2.68 million, down slightly from previous week's 2.86 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • Cavemen (ABC) - 6.91 million, on par with previous week's 6.96 million, but the 18-49 went up tis week.
  • Carpoolers (ABC) - Down a bit from previous week. 6.99 million this week.

Wednesday Sitcoms
  • Back to You (Fox) - The last two weeks the viewers have gone up, 6.58, 6.2 million, now 7.06 million this week, but now the show will be on hiatus the next 2 weeks for the World Series.
  • 'Til Death (Fox) - 7.01 million, obviously up from previous week. The show continues to build from the lead-in in 18-49...World Series break the next 2 weeks now
Thursday Sitcoms
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - 7.25 million tuned in, down a bit from previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - 6.22 million, down from previous week again.
  • The Office (NBC) - Another one-hour episode did 8.61 million, down a bit from previous week, the 18-49 is still doing very good.
Friday Sitcoms
None.

Saturday Sitcoms
None.

Airing tonight (Sunday) is a repeat of Aliens in America on The CW at 7:30, Fox's animated comedies will be off air tonight due to Game 7 of the ALCS.

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men, Samantha Who?, The Office, Big Bang Theory, and Rules of Engagement were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as My Name is Earl, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (Aliens in America).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, October 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Housewarming" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Gemma decide to invite the Butlers to their housewarming party. However, when everyone but Calvin accepts, Dave decides he’s finally had enough of Calvin’s refusal to welcome him to town.

Happy Together - "About Your Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Claire gets sick, Jake is determined to prove that he can take care of her without relying on her parents, Bonnie and Gerald.

Andi Mack - "It's a Dilemma" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi's plans for a group outing with Buffy, Cyrus and Jonah are interrupted by Walker; Bowie's new guitar student proves to be a challenge; Cyrus seeks an alternative to P.E. and ends up in a dance class.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Monday, October 22

  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Watch Juliette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about The Oath on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Dads) - Vanessa is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am .
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith talks about Madam Secretary on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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