Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Week 8 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

We're smack dab in the middle of the summer and 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 8 (July 16-22) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 9-15)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 8pm did 3.58 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, which is up a nice four tenths from previous week. Good showing for a repeat. A second repeat followed at 8:30pm doing a similar 3.63 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, up three tenths week-to-week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30 just did 2.19 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 9 did 3.67 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is on par with previous week. Could have been higher since the lead-in increased, but still great. A second repeat followed at 9:30pm doing 3.67 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, also on par with previous week. Probably second to Big Bang in repeats this summer.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - The normal 9:30 airing was preempted. A repeat earlier in the night at 7 did just 1.91 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, up a tenth week-to-week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 3.95 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down two tenths from previous week. Up and down it goes every week. It is amazing how true that is.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy did 4.13 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down a  tenth from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 5.12 million and only a 1.2 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. This is very low for this show.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.73 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat was on par with the previous week. Not bad, as it matched its lead-in.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - Repeats are on Thursdays.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 3.86 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. Could be higher.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 3.12 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, down two tenths week-to-week. This show usually builds or matches its lead-in.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - A repeat did 2.82 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week and tied the ABC competing sitcom in the time period.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 3.94 million and a 1.4 rating, on par with previous week. Solid. A second airing followed with a similar 4.02 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week. Good showings.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 8.99 million and a 2.5 18-49 rating, up two tenths (and a million total viewers) from the previous week. How great is that! 
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did a solid 7.43 million and a 2.1 18-49 rating, thanks to a solid lead-in.  However, CBS is better off repeating Big Bang in the slot, as Men was down seven tenths from previous week's Bang!
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did 1.93 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is not good but again on par with previous week. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat of this followed at 8:30pm and did only 1.57 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, but up a tenth week-to-week. No rewatchability.
  • New Girl (Fox) 2 airings - A Thursday repeat at 9 did 2.26 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, followed by a second airing doing a similar 2.16 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating. Low total viewers, but 18-49 is not bad.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did a prelim 2.33 million and a prelim 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week's prelim ratings. Not good really. This show just repeats OK but originals do horrible. Maybe this show should be repeats all the time, ha.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat of this at 8:30pm did just a prelim 1.3 million and a prelim 0.3 18-49 rating, down two tenths from previous week's prelim ratings. So 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, Two and a Half Men-Thurs were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of New Girl, Two and a Half Men-Mon) 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 all-new this Wednesday. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane airs at 8:30pm with episode 5. TBS has week two of new sitcom Sullivan & Son this Thursday 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 has moved Retired at 35 to Wednesdays and is airing at 11pm. FX and Charlie Sheen come together in 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, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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