Friday, April 01, 2011

TV Land Has Highest Rated Primetime In 5 Years; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 4, 2011)

Bolstered by the success of hit original series Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35 as well as the modern classic acquisition Everybody Loves Raymond, TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers. For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4 rating and 401,000 viewers among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up 27% in rating and 26% in audience over a year ago. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4 rating and 228,000 viewers, with double-digit gains of 34% in rating and 33% in audience over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up 35% over 1Q2010 in prime. 2010's #1 cable sitcom, Hot in Cleveland returned for its second season and posted a strong 1.5 rating and delivered 1.6 million A25-54 viewers in prime for 1Q2011, up 400% in rating and 395% in audience over a year ago primetime levels. The second season averaged 3.1 million total viewers, up 346% over last year in the time period. Among W25-54 it scored a 1.9 rating and 1.0 million viewers up 510% in rating and 498% in audience over last year. The network's second original sitcom, Retired at 35 scored a 0.7 rating and 751,000 viewers in prime for its first season run, up 140% in rating and 138% in audience over last year's timeslot. It attracted over 1.6 million total viewers, up 135% over a year ago. Among W25-54 it scored a 0.9 rating and 468,000 viewers, up 184% in rating and up 179% in audience over last year. And finally, Everybody Loves Raymond remains a strong performer for the network, posting a 0.4 rating and 459,000 viewers among A25-54, up 47% in rating and 44% in audience over a year ago. On average, over 1 million viewers tuned in to the comedy, up 46% over last year. Among W25-54, it scored a 0.5 rating and 274,000 viewers, up 63% in rating and 59% in audience over 1Q2010.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 4-8, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, April 4, 2011
  • Tracy Morgan (The Tracy Morgan Show/30 Rock) - Watch the funnyman on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hugleys) - D.L. drops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Loves Chris) - Catch Chris on LIVE! wih Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Tracy Morgan (The Tracy Morgan Show/30 Rock) - Tracy continues to make the rounds on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Catch Drew on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT and later on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - Watch Barbara on LIVE! wih Regis & Kelly, so check your listings. She has a new book out called Jeannie Out of the Bottle.
  • Sherri Sheppard (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri visits The Joy Behar Show at 10pm on HLN.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Norm MacDonald (The Norm Show) - Watch Norm on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - Catch the lovely Elisha on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Happy Endings premieres on ABC on April 13 at 9:30/8:30c.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. Your Highness opens in theaters on April 8.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - The hilarious Emmy winner appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The Class/Modern Family) - Jesse visits LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - Tune in for Barbara on The Joy Behar Show at 10pm on HLN.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Soul Surfer opens in theaters on April 8.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (My Wife and Kids) - Catch Damon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny continues to make the rounds on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Jim Belushi (According to Jim) - Jim discusses his Broadway debut in Born Yesterday on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bill Cosby (The Bill Cosby Show/Cosby/The Cosby Show) - Bill tours the University of Connecticut on Education Nation on Today on NBC between 7-9am.
Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy) - Watch Robin on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Judy Greer (Arrested Development/Miss Guided/Mad Love) - Catch Judy on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin drops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your listings.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Watch Kim on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.

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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.