Sunday, July 04, 2010

Summer Week 5 Sitcom Ratings; Coming Week Preview

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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 4, week of June 21-27)
  • Sons of Tucson (Fox) - A new episode at its new time of 7pm did 1.34 million and only a 0.5 18-49 rating for series lows and even lower than previous week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 3.95 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating. Up from previous week as there was animation as its lead-in.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - 3.54 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating for a repeat, up some from previous week but didn't built from the lead-in as it did previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 4.44 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating. Down some in viewers from previous week but up a tenth in 18-49.
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 7:30pm did just 1.67 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. The regular 9:30pm airing did 3.88 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating for a repeat, up from previous week.

Summer Week 5 (June 28-July 4)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 4.91 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat. Up some from previous week in viewers.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - 5.15 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating for a repeat airing. Built from the lead-in again but down a bit from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 8.84 million and a 2.4 18-49 rating for a repeat, up some from previous week.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 8.07 million and a 2.3 18-49 rating for a repeat. Didn't build from the lead-in in 18-49 for the first time this summer and down some from previous week again. Still a 2.3 in summer for a repeat is great.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat did only 3.51 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat at 8:30pm did 3.46 million and 1.2 18-49 rating...down some from previous week in viewers and didn't build from lead-in in viewers.
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - The 8pm repeat did 4.04 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating and the 8:30pm repeat did 3.82 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Both down some from previous week, though.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 3.92 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating. Down a lick from previous week.
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - A summer repeat did only 2.93 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. On par really from previous week.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • Community (NBC) - We only have prelim numbers for NBC comedy repeats due to the 4th of July weekend. A repeat only did a prelim 2.23 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating. On par really from previous week.
  • 100 Questions (NBC) - The finale did 1.89 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating. Ouch again, but up some from previous week's series lows. Not sure why and how NBC kept this for 6 weeks. It's done now.
  • The Office (NBC) 2 airings - The regular 9pm edition repeat did only a prelim 2.78 million and a prelim 1.3 18-49 rating, building from the lead-in and up from previous week. A 10pm repeat did a prelim 2.5 million and a prelim 1.2 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) -Airing at 9:30pm, a repeat did a prelim 2.36 million and a prelim 1.0 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A 10:30pm repeat didn't do well, doing only a prelim 1.93 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating, on par really from previous week.

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 an encore of Jimmy Kimmel Live's Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart at 9pm, as Scoundrels is preempted and The Gates is a repeat. NBC will have a two-hour Dateline followed by Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9 and then the NBC premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7pm followed by repeats of I Get That a Lot & Cold Case and then at 10pm Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

Coming Week Preview (July 5-10):

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 at 8pm. On Fox, they have a repeat 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, which includes sitcoms on CBS.

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 the season premiere of Primetime: Family Secrets at 10. NBC has a new Losing it with Jillian and a two-hour America's Got Talent from 9-11pm. 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 the return of game show Minute to Win It at 8, then a 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 fourth episode of Hot in Cleveland at 10pm guest starring Huey Lewis and Amy Yasbeck.

On Thursday, ABC will have the last special new Thursday Wipeout followed by episode three of the surprisingly good Rookie Blue and then docudrama Boston Med. Fox will have a new So You Think You Can Dance at 9pm, but one-hour only. CBS has the season premiere of Big Brother 12 at 8pm, followed by normal crime repeats. NBC is in repeats with a marathon of Community and The CW is also in repeats.

On Friday, ABC has new Wife Swap at 8, followed by a repeat of Primetime: What Would You Do? at 9pm, followed by a new 20/20 at 10. NBC has a new Friday Night Lights and a two-hour Dateline. CBS has a new two-hour Flashpoint starting at 9pm. Fox and The CW are in repeats.

On Saturday, its slow as usual. CBS has a two-hour premiere of new series Th Bridge from 8-10pm followed by 48 Hours Mystery at 10pm. Fox will have its usual crime reality with Cops and AMW. ABC is in repeats, with episode two encores of Scoundrels & The Gates from 9-11pm. NBC is in repeats which includes a repeat of TV movie Secrets of the Mountain from 8-10.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.