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 (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, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.