Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Week 11 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

We're in the dog days of 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 11 (August 6-12) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 30-August 5)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.62 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, on par with previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 3.0 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, up a tenth week-to-week.  Not too bad vs. the Olympics.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm posted 1.5 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down two tenths from the previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.91 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which down two tenths from previous week but still not bad against the Olympics. A second repeat followed with a similar 3.03 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, but down a tenth week-to-week.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.36 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths from the previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 3.24 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week. Olympics is affecting it some.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat of this comedy did 3.64 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also up a tenth from previous week. The first 9pm repeat followed and posted 3.93 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which was up a tenth from the previous week's Two and a Half Men.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 3.82 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for a repeat was on par with previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - Tuesday repeats will air for the rest of the summer, in addition to its regular Wednesday airings.  The 8pm repeat did 2.59 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat of this sitcom followed with 2.06 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, also up a tenth from previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - Repeats start this Tuesday.
  • Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 (ABC) - Repeats also start this Tuesday.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 3.08 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 2.4 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, on par week-to-week. The comedy will be moving to 9:30pm this Fall and will get ready by airing repeats in that slot starting this Wednesday.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 2.94 million and a 1.2 rating, up three tenths from previous week, which is decent against the Olympics. A second airing followed with a similar 2.75 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Go On (NBC) Sneak Peak - The pilot episode aired from 11:06pm-11:30pm commercial free following the Olympics and was sampled to 16.1 million and a 5.6 18-49 rating. This doesn't count in primetime since it started after 11.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 5.31 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week, still taking a big hit vs. the Olympics.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 4.44 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down two tenths week-to-week.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - Two repeats aired, first the 8pm airing did just 1.82 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. The 8:30pm repeat did worse with 1.57 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - preempted, Olympics time.
  • Community (NBC) - preempted, Olympics time.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm, along with a sneak preview of the new NBC comedy Animal Practice but now that will start at 10:58pm rather than 10:38pm. See our review from Friday.

Summing it up. Repeats of Family Guy-last Sun, Go On sneak peek were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of Raising Hope, Last Man Standing).

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 8 (already?). TBS has week five already 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, but it had its season finale on July 23...look for repeats on Bounce TV. All of these are multi-camera comedies, too! New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer blues!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 18

The Goldbergs - "Revenge o' the Nerds" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With the children growing up, Beverly decides to reinvent herself and quits being a substitute teacher. She decides to focus her energy on going to night school so she can eventually own her own business. Murray doesn’t like change or things costing money, so he convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance her academic and social life in college and needs Adam’s assistance.

Speechless - "T-R-- TRAINING D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy takes JJ camping to give him “the talk,” Maya trains a ragtag group of new aides, and sparks fly between Dylan and Ray’s bully.

Modern Family - "Sex, Lies & Kickball" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.

American Housewife - "The Lice Storm" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Anna-Kat brings home a lice infestation, Katie uses it to force bonding time with Taylor. Greg attempts to bond with Oliver (and avoid lice) by camping in the backyard, but Greg becomes concerned when Oliver keeps ditching their campout to be with their new sleazy neighbor named Spencer.

You're the Worst - "A Bunch of Hornballs" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy goes out of town for a Romance/Erotica fiction convention while Gretchen throws a divorce party for Lindsay, leading to an unintended deepening of Gretchen's relationship with Boone. Meanwhile, Edgar's friend Max encourages him to overspend on party planning.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Wednesday, October 18

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Woody and Rob chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about LBJ on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about A Question of Faith on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pooch Hall (The Game/Accidentally on Purpose) - Pooch guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Liz Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/Victorious) - Liz opens up about the Dynasty reboot on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about her new Lifetime movie The Watcher in the Woods on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patrice Lovely (Love Thy Neighbor) - Patrice appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:50am.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - Frankie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark appears 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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