Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer Week 2 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Summer

Summer has now started with this past week being the first full week of the summer season. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 2 (June 4-10) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of May 28-June 3)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat at 8 did 2.93 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30 just did 1.9 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30 did 2.61 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating. Not bad retention, but I think this is the weak link of the block.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A summer repeat at 9 did solid for summer with 3.75 million and a more impressive 1.8 18-49 rating.
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat followed at 9:30 doing 3.34 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for second best of the block. A repeat earlier in the night at 7 did just 1.84 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 4.09 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up two tenths from previous week when it was Memorial Day though.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy did 4.43 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, also up two tenths from previous week. Could be better, especially for an upcoming anchor.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 6.56 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, up two tenths from previous week's repeat on Memorial Day.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.92 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat was up a tenth from previous week. Not bad.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) 2 airings - Two repeats aired, first at 8 a repeat did 3.21 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. A 8:30 repeat followed with 2.97 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Below normal, but this show hasn't been on since its season finale a few weeks back.
  • New Girl (Fox) - Repeats return in August but on Thursdays.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 3.9 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, off two tenths from previous week's first repeat of the summer.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 3.31 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down three tenths week-to-week. Could be better.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - A repeat at 8:30 did just 2.58 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 4.28 million and a 1.4 rating, off a tenth from previous week. This is below normal. A second repeat at 10:30pm did 2.14 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, down three tenths from previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm posted 2.89 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, but on par with previous week. Good!
  • Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 (ABC) - A repeat at 10 did 2.4 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, but down two tenths from previous week.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 8.22 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating, down a tenth from the previous week. Nice. Should stay above a 2 all summer.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat did 6.13 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week's Rules of Engagement airing.
  • Community (NBC) - preempted.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - preempted
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did just 2.01 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down two tenths week-to-week. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat at 8:30 did only 1.71 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Eeck!
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - A repeat at 8pm did a prelim 2.72 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, up just a tenth from previous week's BFF burn-off prelim ratings. 
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat of this did no better with a prelim 1.87 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, but this was down a tenth from previous week's BFF prelim ratings.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A Saturday repeat at 8 did just a prelim 2.03 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, on par with previous week's prelim ratings.
  • How to Be a Gentleman (CBS) - A new burn-off episode at 8:30 did a prelim 1.63 million and a prelim 0.4 18-49 rating, also on par with previous week's prelim ratings. But terrible!
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls Thurs were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, Two and a Half Men) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of The Office, Parks & Recreation, Community).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable this summer, with ABC Family's sophomore season of Melissa & Joey with back-to-back all-new episode at 8 and 8:30pm. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane will air at 8:30pm starting next week, June 20! We've seen two episodes and it is pretty funny, so tune in! TBS airs Men at Work Thursdays at 10pm, with Sullivan & Son coming in late July. Also premiering next Wednesday, June 20 is TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off series The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer at 10pm followed by the season two premiere of The Exes at 10:30pm. TV Land will also air season two of Retired at 35 on Tuesdays starting June 26 at 10pm. FX and Charlie Sheen will come together in a new sitcom titled Anger Management airing Thursdays at 9pm starting June 28. Even on digital TV, Bounce TV will launch new comedy Family Time starring Omar Gooding on next Monday, June 18 at 8pm. All of these are multi-camera comedies, too! New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer blues!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Neonatal Nomenclature" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bernadette won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started. Also, Wolowitz confronts Bernadette after Amy accidentally reveals she’s already chosen their son’s name.

Man with a Plan - "Family Business" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi proposes an exciting idea for Adam and her to go into business together when she isn’t able to find work. Also, Adam tackles the most challenging job of his life – renovating Joe and Bev’s (Swoosie Kurtz) kitchen.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Athenaeum Allocation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work. John Ross Bowie returns as Kripke.

Mom - "A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Monday, May 21

  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Watch Zachary on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) - Billy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kiersey Clemons (Transparent/Austin & Ally) - Kiersey is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Arrested Development - Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, David Cross and Alia Shawkat are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Tony also talks about the new season of Arrested Development on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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