Sunday, September 09, 2012

Summer Week 15 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

We're nearing the end 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 in the summer! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 15 (Sept. 3-9) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.41 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week as it was Labor Day Weekend. A second repeat followed with 2.63 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also down seven tenths week-to-week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox)  - A repeat at 7:30pm posted 1.59 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from the previous week. Labor Day Weekend is the culprit.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 3.0 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which was down six tenths from the previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm did 3.26 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, but down four tenths week-to-week in 18-49.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did just 1.4 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 4.55 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from the previous week. Not too bad, but Sunday is the worst day of declines during a Labor Day weekend and not Monday itself.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A special repeat came in and jumped to 5.79 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, great but down two tenths from previous week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy at 9pm followed and posted 5.12 million and a 1.5 rating, down six tenths in 18-49 from the previous week. A bit alarming.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.6 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm, which was down four tenths in 18-49 from the previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - The 8pm repeat did 3.35 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with the previous week again. OK, but not terrible.
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat of this sitcom followed with 2.64 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, but down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.12 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, which was up two tenths week-to-week. Also grew from the lead-in.
  • Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm posted 1.76 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which was up a tenth from the previous week. Just some exposure for a series that only aired six episodes this past season.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.94 million and a 1.0 rating, up a tenth from the previous week. Not bad vs. the NFL kick-off game.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8:30 posted 2.96 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat airing at 9:30pm generated 2.8 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, also down a tenth week-to-week. This show could be big this fall at 9:30pm.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 3.66 million and a 1.3 rating, on par with the previous week despite airings against the NFL season opener.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 7.39 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating, up four tenths from the previous week in the key demo. Great for summer.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.36 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, up five tenths in 18-49 from the previous week. Good showing.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A Thursday repeat at 8pm did 1.93 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, which was on par with previous week again.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A Thursday repeat at 8:30pm did 1.68 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, which isn't great and down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - preempted.
  • Community (NBC) - preempted.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 8-10pm following NFL coverage.

Summing it up. The repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, Modern Family) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl, Apartment 23).

Feeling the repeat blues? Well the new season starts Sept. 24! Original sitcoms on cable this summer are winding down. TBS has the season finale of new sitcom Sullivan & Son this Thursday at 10pm. It was just renewed for a second season, too! TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off series The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer had its season finale last week, as did The Exes.  All of these are multi-camera comedies, too! New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer blues!


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

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

The Good Place - "Mindy St. Claire" / "Michael's Gambit" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.