Sunday, September 04, 2011

Summer Week 14 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

We're nearing the end of summer and of course we will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis then, but we still continue to have our regular how the sitcoms did all for the next few summer weeks! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Summer Week 13, week of Aug. 22-28)
  • 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 14 (Aug 29-Sept. 4)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 4.21 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was up a good number from the previous week. A second repeat followed and delivered 4.21 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.33 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is up a tad week-to-week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.05 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) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.02 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. A repeat at 9:30pm only mustered 2.02 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 4.03 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. A second repeat followed with 3.9 million but grew to a 1.2 18-49 rating.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.63 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, down a lick from the previous week but still a good summer showing for sitcoms. A repeat at 9:30pm followed and did 4.32 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, holding on to everything basically from the 9pm airing.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted. 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) 2 airings - A repeat did 5.04 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which was down a lot from the previous week but NFL pre-season preemptions was the reason. A second repeat followed and did 4.74 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 1.87 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 1.52 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.07 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block again but down a lick from the previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.74 million and a 0.7 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 0.7 and 0.6 18-49 ratings in finals. This week, with those NFL numbers in there, it did a prelim 0.7 and 0.8 18-49 rating, but that will likely drop once finals are in.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • American Dad! (Fox) - prelim ratings show only 1.32 million and a prelim 0.6 18-49 rating.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - prelim ratings for this show were even lower with a prelim 1.31 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating.
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 Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother 8:30p, and week 13's Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Big Bang Theory, The Middle) or just plain old terrible (such as Raising Hope, and the very low rated NBC Thursday repeats especially, Parks & Recreation).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable all this summer, with 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

Monday, October 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Contamination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can’t handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

9JKL - "High Steaks" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Josh begs Andrew and Harry to let him join their racquetball game only to learn the monthly outing is actually a cover for having a steak and scotch dinner behind Judy’s back. Also, Eve and Judy begrudgingly spend their free evening together.

Kevin Can Wait - "Grief Thief" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa plots her revenge on Kevin after learning he lied his way out of working on a Sunday to attend a football game with Goody. Also, Kyle has a new girlfriend, Denise (Deborah Unger), and Chale and Kendra have their first squabble as a married couple.

Me, Myself & I - "Family Tree" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Mid-life Alex helps his daughter, Abby, with a family tree project, he’s tempted to find his biological father. Also, Young Alex must perform at Ron’s family reunion talent show, and Older Alex meets Older Abby’s new boyfriend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Monday, October 23

  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Watch George on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She chats about the book Unqualified on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather talks about Law & Order: True Crime on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:25am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie shows Clinton Kelly how to make her amazing pumpkin dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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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
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07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
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