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!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

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
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.