Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Week 4 Sitcom Ratings; Coming Week Preview

Summer is in session and it's repeats galore mainly for sitcoms. We will be back with our normal weekly report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long, along with a coming week preview! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Week 3, week of June 14-20)
  • 'Til Death (Fox) - Only 1.53 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating for the series finale. That is the lowest ratings for the show ever, I believe. Not a good way to go out.
  • Sons of Tucson (Fox) - Did even worse than the lead-in with 1.37 million and only a 0.6 18-49 rating for an all-new episode of this canceled series. It will be moving to 7pm starting tonight...how low will it go there?
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 3.22 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating. Down from previous week...maybe the terrible 7pm hour was the reason.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - 3.5 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat, down from previous week but built from the lead-in.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 4.59 million and a 2.1 18-49 rating. Very good 18-49 rating for a repeat in the summer and the same as previous week despite 7-9pm being down.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - 3.84 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating for a repeat, down some from previous week.

Summer Week 4 (June 21-27)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 4.77 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat. Down some from previous week.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - 5.75 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating for a repeat airing. Built from the lead-in again and down a bit from previous week in viewers but up a tenth in 18-49.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 8.54 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating for a repeat, down from previous week and the lowest ratings it has done this summer.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 8.32 million and a 2.5 18-49 rating for a repeat. Built from the lead-in in 18-49 again, but down some from previous week again. As with the lead-in, lowest ratings it has done this summer. Still good, though.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat did only 3.65 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat at 8:30pm did 3.95 million and 1.2 18-49 rating...about the same as previous week when it aired at 9:30.
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - The 8pm repeat did 4.08 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, but the 8:30pm repeat built on that and did 4.13 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating. Both up from previous week, though.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 4.33 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating. On par with previous week.
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - A summer repeat did only 2.89 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Could be better given the lead-in. I guess extra exposure is all that is needed in summer.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 2.2 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating. Lower even than previous week. Yes, it is summer, but this is not good.
  • 100 Questions (NBC) - An all-new episode did 1.74 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Ouch again. Down from previous week and series lows again. Yet NBC keeps it on the air?
  • The Office (NBC) 2 airings - The regular 9pm edition repeat did only 2.34 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, building from the lead-in. A 10pm repeat did 2.22 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating. This show doesn't seem to repeat as well anymore...but on par from previous week at least.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) -Airing at 9:30pm, a repeat did just 1.99 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, down from previous week.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A 10:30pm repeat didn't do well, doing only 1.98 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, but oddly it was up from previous week. These NBC comedy numbers are terrible...repeat or not.

Friday Sitcoms

  • None.

Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.

Tonight you can catch an all-new Sons of Tucson at 7pm on Fox followed by encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7:30-10 tonight. ABC airs repeats of America's Funniest Home Videos and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Then it will be all-new episodes of summer dramas Scoundrels and The Gates. NBC will have a two-hour Dateline followed by NBC premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7pm followed by a repeat of I Get That a Lot and 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Coming Week Preview (June 28-July 3):

For Monday, on ABC, it's an all-new night with new episodes of The Bachelorette from 8-10pm and True Beauty at 10pm. NBC will have a new two-hour Last Comic Standing from 9-11pm, with a new episode of drama Persons Unknown now at 8pm instead of 10pm. On Fox, they have a new episode of Lie to Me at 8pm followed by an all-new The Good Guys at 9pm. CBS and The CW are in repeats with their regular line-ups.

On Tuesday, ABC will have all-new episode of the hilarious Wipeout, then an all-new episode of the high stakes game show Downfall and an all-new addicting Primetime: Mind Games episode. NBC has a new Losing it with Jillian and America's Got Talent in the 9pm hour. Fox has an all-new two-hour Hell's Kitchen starting at 8pm. And once again CBS and The CW are in repeats.

On Wednesday, Fox has a two-hour So You Think You Can Dance. NBC has new America's Got Talent at 9pm followed by a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ABC has repeats of the comedies and Castle Wednesday at 10pm, its new summer home. CBS will have repeats of How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement followed by regular repeats, same goes true for The CW. TV Land will have the third episode of Hot in Cleveland at 10pm.

On Thursday, ABC will have a special new Wipeout followed by episode two of the surprisingly good Rookie Blue and then docudrama Boston Med. NBC will have another episode of low-rated sitcom 100 Questions at 8:30pm mixed in with repeats of their comedies. Fox will have a new So You Think You Can Dance at 9pm, but one-hour only. And once again CBS and The CW are in repeats.

On Friday, ABC has a special called America Celebrates July 4th at Fords Theatre hosted by Modern Family's Ty Burrell at 9pm, followed by 20/20 at 10. NBC has a new Friday Night Lights and Dateline. CBS has a new Flashpoint episode at 9pm followed by a burn-off episode of canceled Miami Medical at 10pm. Fox and The CW are in repeats.

On Saturday, its slow as usual with mostly repeats and burn-offs. CBS has a burn-off episode of Three Rivers at 8pm followed by the movie Die Another Day starting at 9pm. Fox will have its usual crime reality with Cops and AMW. ABC will air the last two episodes of canceled drama the forgotten from 9-11pm. NBC is in repeats.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.