Friday, August 17, 2012

Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy Continue to Deliver on ABC Family; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 20, 2012)

ABC Family saw more success from their original comedy hour this past Wednesday (Aug. 15). Climbing by double-digits week to week in target demos, Melissa & Joey ranked as Wednesday's #1 cable TV telecast at 8 o'clock for the 11th straight week in Women 18-34 (399,000) and for the 8th consecutive week in Women 18-49 (528,000), and was also the #1 cable show in the half-hour in Adults 18-34 (490,000) and Females 12-34 (582,000). It delivered a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating this week. In addition, week to week, the Melissa Joan Hart/Joey Lawrence sitcom grew by double-digits in Total Viewers (+17% - 1.28 million vs. 1.09 million), Adults 18-34 (+17% - 490,000 vs. 420,000), Viewers 12-34 (+36% - 685,000 vs. 502,000) and Females 12-34 (+31% - 582,000 vs. 444,000). So, season 2 to date, Melissa & Joey is delivering its best season to date, ranking as cable TV's #1 series in the half-hour across key measures Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34.

Surging by double-digit percent margins over its lead-in to post 3-week highs, Baby Daddy stood as cable TV's #1 telecast at 8:30 p.m. in Adults 18-34 (545,000), Women 18-34 (437,000) and Women 18-49 (606,000), and also ranked a dominant #1 in the time period in Viewers 12-34 (720,000) and Females 12-34 (601,000). Furthermore, Baby Daddy ranked as Wednesday's #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Prime in Females 12-34 and was the day's #2 scripted cable TV telecast in Women 18-34. Summer 2012 to date, the new comedy is pacing as the #1 new cable comedy in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34, and is cable TV's #2 comedy in Prime launch to date in the target demos. Baby Daddy built on its Melissa & Joey lead-in across all target demos, including by double-digit percent margins in Adults 18-34 (+11% - 545,000 vs. 490,000), Women 18-34 (+10% - 437,000 vs. 399,000), Adults 18-49 (+12% - 793,000 vs. 709,000) and Women 18-49 (+15% - 606,000 vs. 528,000).
Launch to date, Baby Daddy is tracking as ABC Family's #1 comedy of all time in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, and ranks as cable TV's #1 show in the half-hour across all target demos: Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34. Week to week, it posted impressive gains in target measures, including by 18% in Total Viewers (1.32 million vs. 1.12 million), by 28% in Adults 18-34 (545,000 vs. 425,000), by 17% in Women 18-34 (437,000 vs. 373,000), by 12% in Adults 18-49 (793,000 vs. 707,000), by 29% in Viewers 12-34 (720,000 vs. 560,000) and by 25% in Females 12-34 (601,000 vs. 480,000).
Yep, a lot of numbers...but they are doing well for basic cable sitcoms. There are only two weeks (Aug. 22 and Aug. 29) left for both series this season, tune in starting at Wednesday at 8/7c on ABC Family!



It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of August 20-24, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, August 20, 2012

  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) - Watch Kelsey on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Arnold (The Tom Show/Roseanne) - Tom visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Tune in to see Matt on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Catch Rashida on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff continues to make the rounds on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up all Night) - Maya appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man) - Niecy joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains) - Kirk drops by NBC's Today between 10-11am.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kyle Massey (Cory in the House/That's So Raven) - Kyle visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Tune in to see Holly on a repeat of The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, August 24, 2012
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) - Watch Sofia on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.