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

Monday, May 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Neonatal Nomenclature" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bernadette won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started. Also, Wolowitz confronts Bernadette after Amy accidentally reveals she’s already chosen their son’s name.

Man with a Plan - "Family Business" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi proposes an exciting idea for Adam and her to go into business together when she isn’t able to find work. Also, Adam tackles the most challenging job of his life – renovating Joe and Bev’s (Swoosie Kurtz) kitchen.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Athenaeum Allocation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work. John Ross Bowie returns as Kripke.

Mom - "A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Monday, May 21

  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Watch Zachary on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) - Billy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kiersey Clemons (Transparent/Austin & Ally) - Kiersey is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Arrested Development - Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, David Cross and Alia Shawkat are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Tony also talks about the new season of Arrested Development on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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