Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Week 7 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

Summer is heating up 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 continue to have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 4-10)
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 7pm did 1.85 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, which was up some from the holiday weekend the previous week. A repeat at 9:30pm did 3.21 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, which is decent for summer in 18-49.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.54 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, the best it has done in a while in 18-49.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.76 million and 0.9 18-49 rating, holding a good number from the lead-in but it is the loser of the block because it cannot build from the 7pm lead-in, as nearly always the 7:30pm half-hour builds.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 3.7 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, the best of the block again.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.16 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, which is decent.

Summer Week 7 (July 11-17)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 3.9 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was up from the previous week when it was the 4th of July. Normal summer repeat ratings otherwise.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.72 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is back to normal after the 4th of July lows.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - 5.41 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat in its normal 9:30pm slot, up some obviously from previous week when it was the 4th of July. An 8:30pm repeat earlier did 4.37 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, holding on to 100% of its lead-in's ratings.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - preempted.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - The normal 8pm airing was preempted for Charlie Brown. But the 8:30pm repeat aired and did 3.24 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down some from previous week and below normal.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did a below normal 3.53 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, but on par with previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.74 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, on par with previous week for one of the series' best episodes.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 6.36 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, which was down from previous week but still the best of week 7 thus far for sitcoms.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 4.9 million and 1.2 18-49 rating, which was also down from previous week.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 2.19 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, but it was actually up some from previous week.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat in its 8:30pm slot did only 1.95 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down some from the previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.58 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block and once again on par with previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.4 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, but up from previous week'.

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, and last Sunday's The Simpsons & Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, Rules of Engagement) or just plain old terrible (such as the very low NBC Thursday repeats especially, Parks & Recreation).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable all this summer, with the great Hot in Cleveland on Wednesdays at 10pm, with Doris Roberts guest starring this week, followed by week six (already?) of the decent and getting funnier Happily Divorced starring Fran Drescher this Wednesday at 10:30pm only on TV Land. Also catch the new Comedy Wednesday on ABC Family with the funny Melissa & Joey at 8pm (which has a great new longer opening theme) followed by week four of new comedy State of Georgia starring Raven Symone at 8:30pm! Loretta Devine is very sassy in this series and makes Mrs. Roper look tame! 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].


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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