Sunday, July 08, 2012

Summer Week 6 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

Summer has now started. 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 6 (July 2-8) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 25-July 1)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.09 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is decent for summer.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30 just did 1.84 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 2.46 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which could be better. Always wondered why this show returned.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did 3.05 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is a bit below its normal repeat ratings.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - The normal 9:30 airing did 3.02 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, holding 100% of its lead-in's rating...good. A repeat earlier in the night at 7 did just 1.67 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, but on par week-to-week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 3.67 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. Up and down it goes.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy did 3.72 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down two tenths from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 4.48 million and only a 1.0 18-49 rating, down three tenths from previous week. Not good!
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating for a repeat was down four tenths from the previous week. Very low rated night for CBS Monday repeats. Let's see if they rebound tomorrow.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - Repeats return in August but on Thursdays.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 2.45 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down four tenths from previous week. However it was the 4th of July, so the drops for this and the rest of the comedies were expected.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 1.83 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down three tenths week-to-week.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - A repeat did 2.19 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Not good but probably up a tenth or so due to the fireworks airing at 9.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 2.24 million and a 0.8 rating, down five tenths from previous week...but this was the 4th of July. A second airing followed with a similar 2.15 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Should rebound this week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted
  • New Girl (Fox) 4 airings - A special four episode stunt on the 4th of July did as expected.  The first repeat at 8 did 1.67 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. A repeat at 8:30 followed with 1.47 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. At 9, the repeat did the worst with 1.28 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating. And finally at 9:30, the repeat did 1.35 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Not good, but consistent and it was the 4th of July.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 8 did 8.32 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating, up two tenths from the previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 and did 9.05 million and a 2.5 18-49 rating. All I can say is, wow.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - preempted.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did 2.02 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is not good. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat of this followed at 8:30pm and did only 1.49 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating. No rewatchability.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did a prelim 2.13 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat of this at 8:30pm did just a prelim 1.22 million and a prelim 0.4 18-49 rating. Low!
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
  • How to Be a Gentleman (CBS) - preempted.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory on Thurs were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of Community, Parks & Recreation).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable this summer, with ABC Family's sophomore season of Melissa & Joey at 8pm this Wednesday with guest star Christine Lakin of Step by Step. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane airs at 8:30pm with episode 3, and I have seen this episode and it is great. TBS airs Men at Work Thursdays at 10pm, with Sullivan & Son coming later this month. Also on Wednesdays is TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off series The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer at 10pm followed by new episodes of The Exes at 10:30pm. TV Land also airs season two of Retired at 35 on Tuesdays at 10pm. FX and Charlie Sheen come together in a new sitcom titled Anger Management airing Thursdays at 9:30pm. Even on digital TV, Bounce TV airs new comedy Family Time starring Omar Gooding Mondays at 9pm. 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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