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 (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

Sunday, February 19

Son of Zorn - "The Quest for Craig" (Fox, 7:00M ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Craig runs off to get some perspective on his relationship with Edie, a road trip ensues to bring him back. Meanwhile, Alan’s Zephyrian legs actually make him popular at school, but his desperation to fit in seriously puts off his lady.

The Simpsons - "Trust but Clarify" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 8:30M ET/PT)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Family Guy - "The Finer Strings" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys decide to form a string quartet, but Peter doesn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to be Carter’s seeing eye dog and enjoys the life of luxury a little too much.

Bob's Burgers - "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Gayle’s (guest star Megan Mullally) cat, Mr. Business, secures pet agent Ian Amberson (guest star John Oliver), Bob finds out that Linda may have been helping to fund the cat’s career. Ever the skeptic, Bob is prepared to shut it down, but learns that Mr. Business could be on the verge of his big break.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Sunday, February 19

  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Catch Michael on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 20
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.