Sunday, July 03, 2011

Summer Week 5 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

Summer has started so 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! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 20-26)
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 7pm did 1.44 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, which was very poor and down some from previous week. A second repeat in the later airing of 9:30pm did 3.19 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, basically on par week-to-week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 2.77 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, down from previous week. Pretty low.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did just 1.53 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, on par really from previous week but I think it is the loser of the block again because it cannot build from the 7pm lead-in.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 3.63 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating, the best of the block again and on par with previous week. Even being the best of the block, this is a below normal performance for this series.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 2.83 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.

Summer Week 5 (June 27-July 3)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 4.15 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat in its normal slot was on par with previous week. A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.84 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, down some week-to-week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 6.09 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat is still considerably lower than its ratings from last summer and down some from previous week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.59 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat, is again down some from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.01 million and only a 0.8 18-49 rating, down from previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm did just as bad with 2.11 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, and also down from previous week.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 3.61 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, its lowest rating of the summer so far. The 8:30pm repeat went up to 3.9 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, and that was on par with previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 4.37 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.72 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down a tad week-to-week
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 6.73 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, which has been around the levels it has been doing this summer.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 5.02 million and 1.1 18-49 rating, which could be better.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 2.04 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is not good at all.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 8:30pm did only 1.97 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating. If you haven't heard me yet, syndication won't be pretty for this show this fall, as it repeats poorly.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.42 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A 9:30pm repeat didn't do well, doing 2.01 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, but this is what it has been doing all summer so far.

Friday Sitcoms

  • None.

Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.

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

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, and last week's Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as the very low NBC Thursday repeats, Raising Hope).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable this summer, with the great Hot in Cleveland on Wednesdays at 10pm followed by week four of the decent Happily Divorced starring Fran Drescher this Wednesday at 10:30pm only on TV Land. Also catch the new Wednesday on ABC Family with the funny Melissa & Joey at 8pm followed by week two of new comedy State of Georgia starring Raven Symone at 8:30pm! Loretta Devine is very sassy in this series! Also of course House of Payne and Meet the Browns are on TBS Wednesdays. New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer repeat blues! Watch them!

[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)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.