Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer Week 13 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 12, week of Aug. 15-21)
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.71 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, which was down a bit from the previous week. The regular 9:30pm was preempted by the new summer series In the Flow...which isn't doing much in the ratings.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat did just 2.06 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up some actually from previous week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 2.93 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which was off some from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat did 2.63 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, just about holding all of its lead-in's ratings.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 3.69 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, as the latter is among the leaders for repeats of comedies in the summer.

Summer Week 13 (August 22-28)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 3.57 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was down a tad from the previous week. A second repeat followed and delivered 3.88 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, also down some from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.45 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is on par week-to-week, but this show usually does better in the summer.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.34 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm was again on par really with the previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 9:30pm only mustered 1.98 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, in its first airing in weeks.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8pm did 4.23 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.81 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating, up some from the previous week and a good summer showing, tied for the best for the week in sitcoms. A repeat at 8:30pm also probably helped doing 4.53 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, is again up some from the previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A NEW episode at 9:30pm did 2.98 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up some from the repeat the previous week. Not bad for summer and no promotion, but wish it was higher. ABC Family will air a marathon on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-11pm, so if you missed any watch then before the new season starts on Sept. 28!
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.37 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating, which was up some from the previous week and tied for best among sitcoms this week with Modern Family.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 5.54 million and 1.6 18-49 rating, which was down a lick from the previous week, despite the lead-in going up.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 2.03 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat in its 8:30pm slot did only 1.7 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, but actually up a tenth from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.5 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block again and also on par with the previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.09 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.

Friday Sitcoms

  • Friends with Benefits (NBC) 2 episodes - Final ratings will tell us how it actually did since NFL preempted some NBC markets, as last week the series only did a 0.5 18-49 rating again. This week, with those NFL numbers in there, it did a prelim 0.7 and 0.6 18-49 rating, but that will drop once finals are in...so don't really look at that.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • American Dad! (Fox) - numbers not in at press time.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - numbers not in at press time.
Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7-9:30pm tonight as the new sketch comedy show airs at 9:30pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Modern Family repeats, and week 12's Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men) or just plain old terrible (such as Raising Hope, 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 season finale of Hot in Cleveland on Wednesday at 10pm. Also catch Comedy Wednesday on ABC Family this Wednesday with an all-new one-hour Melissa & Joey from 8-9pm, as the series will be all-new for one-hour until its season finale on Sept. 14! 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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