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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 1

The Goldbergs - "The Kara-te Kid" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Inspired by the “Karate Kid” films, Adam and the other Adam Goldberg face off in a karate match to settle once and for all a long-running feud. Barry and Adam go to Uncle Marvin for training, but the only thing they learn is how to clean an apartment. Meanwhile, when Erica and Geoff’s relationship becomes public, they realize that they aren’t the good guys.

Modern Family - "Finding Fizbo" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Cam is enraged when he receives an online video showing someone has been desecrating his beloved Fizbo costume, which sets him on a quest to restore Fizbo’s good name. Meanwhile, Phil is in for quite the surprise when he finally meets his new soon-to-be step-brother at Frank’s bachelor party. Finally, Manny’s newest play hits a little too close to home for Gloria, Claire and Haley when he enlists them to do a read through before he submits it to a young playwright festival.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "A Cricket's Tale" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
We get to see a typical day in Cricket's world and then a possible redemption when his family intervenes. Will Cricket finally move on from the gang, finding love in the process? Will Cricket go from filthy beast to his former self, Matthew Mara?

Man Seeking Woman - "Cake" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Josh lets Mike throw him a bachelor party and soon comes to regret it.

Schitt's Creek - "Motel Review" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While setting up his business, David meets a new friend; Johnny defends Alexis' work; Moira deals with a difficult guest.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 27)

Wednesday, March 1

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Watch Alec on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Natalie visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She opens up about how she and her husband Travis Schuldt balance work and parenthood – and if they will have more kids on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsa?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril co-hosts Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick looks back on the first time he met Hugh Jackman on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/The Comeback) - Dan talks about 24: Legacy on the AOL Build Show at 5pm. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.