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

Thursday, July 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Solo Oscillation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Tam and Billy. Billy Gardell guest stars as Billy Sparks’ father, Herschel.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Suitcase" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Josh Segal and Associates get their first case, defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric First Lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Lavinia is surly, entitled, larger than life and, instead of hugs, her currency of connection is a face slap. On the other hand, she is wealthy so she can pay him. Winning this case could be Josh's ticket for his true goal, to be considered a "Pecker." Unfortunately, complications and bodies keep piling up and there are more questions than answers.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Timeline" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the timeline of the case Carol Anne will present. But when a clock is determined to be the murder weapon, they are forced to seek help from two unlikely sources - the convicted murderer of Lavinia's brother and the host of a popular murder podcast called M-Town.

American Woman - "The Heat Wave" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie invites her co-worker Louise to join her and her friends at her pool; Diana asks for a promotion at work, as she struggles to get along with her overbearing mother.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16)

Thursday, July 19

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo, Access Live (check your local listings) and on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) and Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Olivia, Keegan-Michael and the cast of The Predator are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about Claws on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura cooks with Clinton Kelly on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
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