Sunday, June 05, 2011

Summer Week 1 Sitcom Ratings

Summer has now started with this past week being the first full week of the summer season. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings 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 of May 23-29)
  • American Dad! (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.

Summer Week 1 (May 30-June 5)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 4.4 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating for a repeat on Memorial Day for the first official repeat of the summer season (though CBS was in repeats on the last Monday of the season the previous week and this airing was a bit off from that).
  • Mad Love (CBS) - 4.21 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat airing and this was its last airing ever.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 6.49 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat is considerably lower than its ratings from last summer, but this is just one week so far.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 6.38 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat, holding on a good number from the lead-in. Not bad.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.68 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, which is not too good.
  • Traffic Light (Fox) - In its last airing ever, an all-new episode did just 2.23 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Couldn't even hold the numbers from the lead-in, which was a repeat.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - A special Wednesday edition repeat did 4.8 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Lower than Monday's repeat and losing to the competing ABC comedy.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) -As with the lead in, a special Wednesday repeat did 4.5 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, building from the lead-in a bit in 18-49.
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 5.21 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, but the 8:30pm repeat went to 5.36 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, which is not bad for a repeat.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings- A repeat at 9pm did 6.22 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating. And the second repeat at 9:30pm did similar ratings with 6.04 million and held the 2.2 18-49 rating. Nice 18-49 ratings for summer repeats. Best performance of the week for a sitcom.
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - A summer repeat at 10pm did 4.03 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, which is above average for it in repeat mode and up from the first summer repeat last season.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 10:30pm of the pilot did 3.38 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating. ABC will repeat all 12 episodes this summer, with the next airing moving to its regular 9:30pm timeslot starting June 22.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.42 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating. Good for summer.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 6.69 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating, nice retention.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 2.45 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. This is lower than the first repeat of last summer.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 2.3 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. This is slightly better than the same night last year with a new 100 Questions.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.9 million and 1.3 18-49 rating. Nothing surprising here.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A 9:30pm repeat didn't do well, doing 2.56 million and a prelim 1.1 18-49 rating, as these NBC comedies just don't repeat well.

Friday Sitcoms

  • None.

Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.

Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement Thurs, The Middle 8:30, Mike & Molly Mon were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Cougar Town, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as a new Traffic Light, NBC Thursday repeats).

[Source: Nielsen NTI Ratings. View Travis Yanan's Ratings Website].


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 22

The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.