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

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "Quincea├▒era" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quincea├▒era, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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