Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Daddy and The Soul Man Premieres Deliver in Ratings; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 25, 2012)



We got two solid series premieres for cable sitcoms on Wednesday night on ABC Family and TV Land! Rounding out ABC Family's comedy Wednesday, newest original series Baby Daddy launched as the network's #2 comedy premiere on record (only to the hit Melissa & Joey) in Total Viewers with 1.7 million viewers, Adults 18-34 (619,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (492,000 viewers), Adults 18-49 (935,000 viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating) and Women 18-49 (732,000 viewers), even surging by 13% over its Melissa & Joey lead-in in Total Viewers and towering over year-ago time period averages by triple-digit percent margins across target demos. Impressively, Baby Daddy ranked as Wednesday's #1 cable telecast in primetime in Females 12-34 (679,000 viewers) and was the #2 cable telecast for the entire day in Women 18-34, right behind fellow ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey.
Speaking of Melissa & Joey, it was supplying a solid launch pad for Baby Daddy (Wednesdays at 8:30pm), as an all-new Melissa & Joey (Wednesdays at 8:00pm) delivered a series high in Women 18-34 (510,000 viewers), and set season two highs in Total Viewers (1.5 million), Adults 18-34 (626,000 viewers), Adults 18-49 (937,000 viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating), Women 18-49 (730,000 viewers), Viewers 12-34 (798,000 viewers) and Females 12-34 (646,000 viewers), ranking as Wednesday's #1 cable telecast in Women 18-34.

Moving on TV Land, marking another milestone in TV Land's history, the network's newest original sitcom, The Soul Man, was the cable network's second highest rated series premiere among its target audience of Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54, second only to the series launch of Hot in Cleveland in June 2010. The Soul Man premiered Wednesday night at 10 p.m. and stars Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash. The premiere telecast of The Soul Man (June 20, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) posted a 1.0 Adults 25-54 rating and one million viewers among Adults 25-54, and averaged over 1.9 million total viewers. It also delivered a 0.6 Adults 18-49 rating. The season two premiere of The Exes (June 20, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) followed and scored a 0.7 Adults 25-54 rating and 707,000 viewers among A25-54, a +25% increase in rating and delivery over the first season premiere. The second season premiere averaged over 1.2 million total viewers, holding much of its lead-in's ratings. It also delivered a 0.4 Adults 18-49 rating. Among Women 25-54, The Soul Man earned a 1.29 rating and The Exes posted a 0.92 rating.
Additionally, TV Land aired two encores of The Soul Man (11 p.m. and 1 a.m.) and The Exes (11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.) on the same night, which, combined with the premiere telecast, attracted over 3.5 million total viewers for The Soul Man and 2.6 million total viewers for The Exes.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 25-29, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times) - Watch Jimmie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) - Mila visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. Ted opens in theaters on June 29.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/The Tom Show) - Tom joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Catch Matt on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Breckin Meyer (Married to the Kellys/Inside Schwartz) - Breckin visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Charlie Sheen, Shawnee Smith (Becker, Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) - Charlie, Shawnee and Brett give us the scoop on their new FX sitcom, Anger Management, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. Shawnee and Brett will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • David Alan Grier (Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny visits Anderson, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) - Watch Mila on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Matt continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Seth is a guest on on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly Wednesday-Friday, so check your listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times) - Jimmie talks about his new memoir, Dyn-o-mite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times--A Memoir, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Catch Denis on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (Retired at 35) - Marissa dishes on her TV Land sitcom, Retired at 35, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Watch Seth on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, June 28

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "D-A-T-E-- DATE?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ meets a new girl at school, an injured gymnast, who must learn to adapt to school life in a wheelchair. JJ shows her the ropes and soon forms a crush. Elsewhere, Ray saves face by claiming a picture of his own nipple on his phone to be a ”sext” from his ”girlfriend.” The plan makes him a hero among the boys at school, but backfires after Maya learns the whole story. Meanwhile, Jimmy teaches Dylan how to properly deal with stress.

Modern Family - "Blindsided" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dunphys and Pritchett’s are going head-to-head when Luke decides his best chance at getting into college is running for senior class president against Manny. The outcome of this election is even more important to Jay, Gloria and Claire, who prove to be dubious campaign managers. Now that Haley has started her own promotion business, Phil insists on introducing her to marketing guru Merv Schechter (played by Martin Short), who hasn’t seen a stress ball he can’t slap a logo on yet. Meanwhile, Cam finds out his star football player is moving away and makes a rash decision that is going to make home life a little cramped for Mitch and Cam.

American Housewife - "Surprise" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Oliver tells his parents that he’s so embarrassed by their modest house that he’d rather not have a birthday party at all. Katie decides to teach him a lesson by ambushing him with a surprise party at home with all his wealthy friends.

The Carmichael Show - "Shoot-Up-Able" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jerrod is forced to tell a police officer what he witnessed during a tragic event.

The Carmichael Show - "Porn Addiction" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family discusses porn addiction after Cynthia's reverend talks about the subject at a service.

Nightcap - "Always a Beard, Never a Bride" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives with his guru and inducts the staff into what seems like a cult; TV show host Michael Strahan disappoints Davis when he avoids talking about football. Staci and Penny fight over TV personality Ross Mathews.

Younger - "Post Truth" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza deals with the aftermath of coming clean with Kelsey, and Charles tests their synchronicity. Kelsey and Josh become unlikely allies.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Wednesday, June 28

  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal/Teachers ) - Watch Justin on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Are You There, Chelsea?/Clipped) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also opens up about raising boys on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon T. Jackson (Deadbeat) - Brandon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage) and Molly Bernard (Younger) - Debi visits NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Debi and Molly are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) - Bronson talks about Battle of the Network Stars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly talks about The Little Hours on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Spider-man: Homecoming on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.