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 (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

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.