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 (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)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.