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!


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

Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
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.