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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 28

The Goldbergs - "I Heart Video Dating" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a woman of interest by using new technology for dating. They recruit Adam to create a demo reel, but Beverly insists she will find someone the old fashioned way. Meanwhile, after a “failed” aptitude test, Barry decides he wants to be a gym teacher and becomes Coach Mellor’s apprentice.

Speechless - "N-E--NEW A-I--AIDE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.

Modern Family - "A Stereotypical Day" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay does not want to give the new family moving in across the street the wrong impression and goes out of his way to make sure they know he is the best kind of neighbor, while Manny decides that the best way to an attractive and radical-thinking teenage girl’s heart is through his actions. Meanwhile, at the Pritchett house, the entire family is using Alex’s recent bout of mono to their advantage. Finally, Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.

black-ish - "God" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre discovers that Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre’s side.

Younger - "A Kiss is Just a Kiss" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza sends Caitlin off to college and struggles to weigh her feelings for both Josh and Charles.

Impastor - "The Devil Went Down to Ladner" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy’s attempt to outfox the detectives backfires. Dora, Alexa, and Russell suspect something ominous is going on with their new pastor. Schmidt learns the truth about Ashlee.

You're the Worst - "Twenty-Two" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Edgar spends the day trying to find some relief for his PTSD.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Wednesday, September 28

  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Watch Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) and John Goodman (Roseanne) - Nathan and John talk about The Front Page on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) and Debbie Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Hilary and Debbie talk about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Hilary will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • The Cast of Impastor - Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, David Rasche and Mike Kosinski discuss Impastor on the AOL Build Show at 12pm and on Facebook Live. Sara will also be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.