Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Week 11 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

It's now the dog days of summer, but not to fret 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 for the rest of this summer! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Summer Week 10, week of Aug. 1-7)
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 7pm did 1.66 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, which was down from the previous week. The regular 9:30pm was preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at a special time of 7:30pm did 2.35 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, which grew nicely from the lead-in. Regular 9pm airing was preempted.

Summer Week 11 (August 8-14)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 3.9 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was on par with the previous week again. A second repeat followed and delivered 4.12 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.46 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is up some week-to-week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.87 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm was up some from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - preempted.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8pm did 4.2 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down from previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.8 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, up a tad from the previous week. A repeat at 8:30pm also probably helped doing 4.45 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, down a lick from the previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week. If you have missed any episodes, keep watching! A new episode will air Aug. 24 to promote the new season and the upcoming season one DVD. ABC Family will air a marathon as well on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-11pm. Get hooked!
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 6.52 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, which was up some from the previous week despite preemptions in many markets due to NFL.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 5.32 million and 1.5 18-49 rating, which was on par with the previous week.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 1.7 million and a 0.4 18-49 rating, down from the previous week and possibly a historic low in the half-hour for NBC.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat in its 8:30pm slot did only 1.51 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down from previous week which was already low.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.14 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block but still down slightly from the previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.7 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down some from previous week. Yes, NBC was preempted in some markets due to NFL pre-season, but that didn't hurt much for CBS' sitcom repeats and they also had preemptions.

Friday Sitcoms

  • Friends with Benefits (NBC) 2 episodes - The first airing did a prelim 2.44 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which was down a lick from previous week's prelim ratings. These numbers will go down when finals come out due to NFL pre-season preemptions. A second episode followed with only a prelim 2.19 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating. Again, final ratings will tell us how it actually did since NFL preempted some NBC markets.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Family Guy (Fox) - For the third straight day, NFL pre-season preemptions has affected primetime, and prelim ratings show 3.28 million and a prelim 1.1 18-49 rating. Look for this to go down once the finals come.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - Same goes true for this airing, prelim 2.89 million and a prelim 1.0 18-49 rating.
Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7-9pm only tonight due to the one-hour premiere of a new sketch comedy show from 9-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and Modern Family repeats were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings) or just plain old terrible (such as Friends with Benefits, and the very low rated NBC Thursday repeats especially, Community).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable all this summer, with the great Hot in Cleveland on Wednesday at 10pm, followed by the season finale of Happily Divorced starring Fran Drescher this Wednesday at 10:30pm only on TV Land. Also catch the new Comedy Wednesday on ABC Family this Wednesday with an all-new one-hour Melissa & Joey from 8-9pm, followed by the one-hour season finale of State of Georgia starring Raven Symone from 9-10pm. Watch this show! 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! And on premium cable, it is of course Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, and Entourage among the entrees.

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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by his hero, Albert Einstein, Sheldon tries his hand at the violin. Also, Mary and Meemaw secretly buy a pregnancy test when Mary thinks she’s pregnant.

Life in Pieces - "Letter Promise Adult Seventy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Matt and Colleen treat Jen and Greg to a fancy dinner as a “thank you” for writing a recommendation letter, Jen and Greg are mortified when they realize they never wrote it. Also, Sophia asks Tim and Heather to get her a pig; Clementine wants Tyler to stop going to his pediatrician for medical care now that he is an adult; and John’s parents decide to get a divorce.

Life in Pieces - "Clean Pens Grandma Guys" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Edna (Mary Pat Gleason), the cleaning lady who has worked for John and Joan for years, Jen is horrified at her strange habits. Also, Matt, Heather, and Greg race to find the valuable souvenir pens John brought them when they were kids; Lucas is terrified of Joan; and when Tim invites Matt over to watch a sporting event on television, it takes a weird turn.

Baskets - "Baby Chip" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip picks up Pedialyte.

Bunk'd - "Who da Boss? Lou da Boss!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lou takes over as director of Camp Kikiwaka and welcomes new camper Gwen and camp counselors Noah and Ava.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Thursday, June 20

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Baskets on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie speaks about the film Spider-man: Far from Home on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) and Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has favorite moments with actors who star in superhero films, including Brie and Bradley, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Toy Story 4 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tom and Tim talk about Toy Story 4 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Justin Long (The Conners/F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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