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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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