Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Week 7 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 7 (July 9-15) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 2-8)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 8pm did 2.95 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths from previous week. A second episode followed at 8:30pm doing a similar 3.14 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30 just did 1.96 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 9 did 3.62 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is three tenths better than previous week. A second episode followed at 9:30pm doing 3.79 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating. The 18-49 rating is good for summer!
  • American Dad! (Fox) - The normal 9:30 airing was preempted. A repeat earlier in the night at 7 did just 1.7 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 3.96 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up two tenths from previous week. Up and down it goes every week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy did 4.47 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, also up two tenths from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 5.11 million and only a 1.3 18-49 rating, up three tenths from previous week. Still not good for this show!
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.73 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat was back up four tenths from the previous week (and where it was two weeks prior).
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - Repeats return soon but on Thursdays.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 3.79 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up five tenths from previous week when it aired on the 4th of July. Back to normal.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 3.26 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, also up five tenths week-to-week.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - A repeat did 2.66 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, only up a tenth from previous week when it aired on the 4th of July (proving the fireworks leading out was the reason it stayed around the same ratings).
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 3.72 million and a 1.4 rating, up six tenths from previous week when it was the 4th of July (it also was up year-to-year). A second airing followed with a similar 3.82 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 8 did 7.99 million and a 2.3 18-49 rating, up a tenth from the previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 and did 9.03 million and a 2.8 18-49 rating, up three tenths from previous week. All I can say is, wow. A 2.8 for the summer is huge and is #1 for the week, tying America's Got Talent.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - preempted.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did 1.97 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is not good but on par with previous week. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat of this followed at 8:30pm and did only 1.58 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, also on par week-to-week. No rewatchability.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did a prelim 2.66 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, up two tenths from previous week's prelim ratings.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat of this at 8:30pm did just a prelim 1.75 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week's prelim ratings. Still 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, Modern Family were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of The Office, 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 all-new this Wednesday. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane airs at 8:30pm with episode 4. TBS aired the Men at Work season finale last week on Thursday at 10pm, so Sullivan & Son launches with its series premiere this Thursday (July 19) at 10pm. It's Cheers meets Sanford & Son, if that makes sense. 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

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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)
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