Sunday, December 23, 2012
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.82 million; #2. NBC 8.14 million; #3. Fox 5.79 million; #4. ABC 5.12 million; #5. The CW 1.33 million.
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.49/7.0 (rating/share); #2. CBS 2.17/6.11; #3. Fox 1.94/5.46; #4. ABC 1.34/3.76; #5. 0.47/1.31
Monday had CBS sneak by NBC for first in adults 18-49 and total viewers, as NBC had part one of the The Voice finale. But starting with ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Holidays is airing 8-10pm this December and the 8pm hour did 4.19 million but just a 1.02 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week, though. Part two followed at 9 with 4.69 million and a 1.18 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week. A repeat of Castle followed at 10pm and did 5.16 million and a 1.06 18-49 rating, also on par with previous week's 18-49 rating. For NBC, they had part one of the The Voice finale for 90-minutes doing 13.37 million and a night best 4.16 18-49 rating, up about four tenths in 18-49 from previous week when it was one-hour. At 9:30pm, a sneak peek of the new comedy 1600 Penn disappointed with 6.88 million and a 2.19 18-49 rating. At 10pm, the finale of game show Take It All didn't do great with 4.53 million and a 1.49 18-49 rating, down about seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week's [premiere when it aired at 9pm. CBS won the night with new episodes, as a one-hour all-new How I Met Your Mother did 8.7 million and a 3.4 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from the previous week when it was a half-hour. A new 2 Broke Girls followed with 10.22 million and a 3.51 18-49 rating, which is down about two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Next, a new Mike & Molly did 10.79 million and a 3.33 18-49 rating, which is down about five tenths in 18-49 from previous week's new 2 Broke Girls in the time period. A new Hawaii Five-0 at 10pm did 10.54 million and a 2.43 18-49, down about a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. Fox preempted Bones and dud The Mob Doctor for specials, as at 8pm the special Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury did 3.89 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating. At 8:30pm the repeat special Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas followed with 3.95 million and a 1.47 18-49 rating. And at 9pm, Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown delivered 2.63 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. The CW preempted 90210 at 8 for a Gossip Girl finale event. A special aired at 8pm doing 1.28 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating. And at 9pm the series finale did 1.55 million and a 0.81 18-49 rating, which is clearly a season high but still could be better for a send-off.
On Tuesday, it was NBC with the win in 18-49, but CBS still took home the total viewer crown. A new NCIS aired at 8 and did 19.59 million and a 3.34 18-49 rating, which is about five tenths higher in 18-49 from previous week. Next a new NCIS: Los Angeles at 9 did 15.48 million and a 2.95 18-49 rating, which is about four tenths higher in 18-49 from previous week. And finally at 10pm, a new episode of freshman Vegas did 9.82 million and only a 1.59 18-49 rating, but it was up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Onto ABC, at 8pm a second airing of the annual holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas did a solid 5.83 million and a 1.72 18-49 rating, on par with previous week's Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town. At 9pm a new Happy Endings did 3.16 million and a 1.32 18-49 rating, up like a tenth in 18-49 from from previous week. Wish it was doing a 1.5+ at least. At 9:30pm a new Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 did only 2.53 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Not getting any promos anymore, but its lead-in is. At 10, Private Practice did 3.84 million and a 1.17 18-49 rating, up like two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Just three more episodes left for this series in January. NBC started off with a special encore of The Voice doing 8.09 million and a 2.39 18-49 rating. Then from 9-11pm the season finale did 14.13 million and a 4.89 18-49 rating, which is over a point higher in 18-49 than previous week's airing at 8pm. New comedies Go On and The New Normal were preempted as was drama Parenthood at 10pm. Fox had repeats of its comedies with Raising Hope at 8pm doing 2.48 million and a 0.98 18-49 rating, which is the best for this block actually. A repeat (yikes) of Ben and Kate followed with only 1.8 million and a 0.76 18-49 rating, about on par with previous week's repeat in 18-49. A repeat of New Girl was up next with 1.72 million and a 0.77 18-49 rating, as this show repeats badly for an anchor. And finally a repeat of The Mindy Project did just 1.45 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating. The CW preempted Hart of Dixie and new series Emily Owens MD for the holiday movie It's a Very Muppet Christmas doing 1.37 million and a 0.48 18-49 rating, about a tenth higher in 18-49 with previous week's Muppets special.
Wednesday had Fox win in 18-49 in a very slow night filled with repeats. First, CBS started the night off with the annual special Home for the Holidays at 4.91 million and just a 0.85 18-49 rating. Veteran drama Criminal Minds followed at 9 with a repeat doing 6.39 million and a 1.37 18-49 rating. At 10, a repeat of CSI did 5.82 million and a 1.11 18-49 rating. ABC kicked off the night with a repeat of The Middle doing 5.02 million and a 1.29 18-49 rating. At 8:30pm a repeat of The Neighbors did 3.87 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating. At 9pm, a repeat of Modern Family did the best of the block with 5.7 million and a 1.79 18-49 rating, which is decent for a repeat. Suburgatory and Nashville were preempted for the special 20/20: The Year with Katie Couric and did 5.43 million and a 1.58 18-49 rating from 9:30-11pm. On Fox, part one of the two-hour The X Factor finale did 8.35 million and a 2.75 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week and still good enough to win on this slow night. Onto NBC, Whitney, Guys with Kids and Law & Order: SVU were preempted for the annual Miss Universe Pageant and it did 6.08 million and a 1.81 18-49 rating, which is OK. At 10pm, a new Chicago Fire did 6.75 million and a 1.92 18-49 rating, back up about five tenths in 18-49 from previous week's series low. What an up and down series this is. The CW aired preempted new hit Arrow and Supernatural for the movie Noel and did 1.61 million and a 0.33 18-49 rating, which is OK but older skewing for this network.
On Thursday, Fox took the night in both 18-49 and total viewers as the other networks were in repeat mode. Starting with ABC, the special I Want A Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown did 5.01 million and a 1.40 18-49 rating, up four tenths in 18-49 from previous week's Last Resort, ouch. From 9-11pm, Grey's Anatomy and the surging Scandal were preempted for the new CMA Christmas special doing 7.21 million and a 1.44 18-49 rating, skewing old. CBS had a night of repeats. They opened with a repeat of The Big Bang Theory doing 10.95 million and a 2.86 18-49 rating, which is amazing for a repeat, especially in mid-December. A repeat of Two and a Half Men was up next with 8.67 million and a 2.29 18-49 rating, also solid and helped by its lead-in of course. At 9pm, a repeat of Person of Interest followed with 9.4 million and a 1.67 18-49 rating, which is still old skewing. At 10pm, a repeat of freshman Elementary closed the night with 6.78 million and a 1.34 18-49 rating. Fox had the two-hour finale of The X Factor doing 9.66 million and a 3.06 18-49 rating, which is about seven tenths better in 18-49 from previous week when it was one-hour. Way down from last season's finale, though. Glee was preempted. NBC preempted 30 Rock and Up All Night at 8pm for the new special A White House Christmas: First Families Remember doing 8.29 million and a 1.56 18-49 rating, which is good but also old skewing. At 9, The Office had a repeat that did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, followed by a repeat of Parks & Recreation doing 2.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Still awful. And it got worse at 10pm with a new Rock Center with Brian Williams doing just 3.5 million and a 0.83 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. The CW's big gun Vampire Diaries was a repeat and did 990,000 viewers and a 0.33 18-49 rating. New series Beauty and the Beast also was a repeat and did 840,000 viewers and a 0.31 18-49 rating, at least holding on to a lot of its lead-in's ratings.
Now, final numbers for Friday and Saturday are not available, but ABC and Fox were tied for first in 18-49. A repeat of Last Man Standing was second in its half hour with adults 18-49 at 8pm on ABC and Malibu Country was as well, but NBC took the hour in 18-49 with an encore of Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas. ABC was back in first at 9pm, but Shark Tank was preempted for the special Back to the Beginning from 9-11pm. At 10pm, ABC's special continued and beat Dateline as ABC preempted 20/20. Fringe was new for Fox and struggled.
Saturday also had ABC and Fox tie in 18-49. ABC was led by the encore of CMA Christmas from 9-11pm, while Fox was highlighted by Cops. CBS struggled with Made in Jersey burn-off episodes and 48 Hours. NBC really did poorly with Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and WWE Tribute to the Troops.
Tonight ABC Sunday is preempyed, so no AFV, Once Upon a Time, Revenge and 666 Park Avenue but ABC has the annual airing of The Sound of Music starting at 7pm. ABC could sneak out a third place finish. NBC will be #1 with the NFL matchup between the 49ers and Seahwaks. CBS is in repeat mode following 60 Minutes with repeats of NCIS: LA, The Good Wife & The Mentatlist for likely a fourth place finish. Fox's animation block has a mix of new and repeats from 8-10pm following an NFL overrun that will hand them second place on the night.
As for the week (week 13), NBC will take first in 18-49, with Fox coming back for second place over CBS and ABC. For total viewers, it should be NBC on top, then likely CBS with the edge over Fox, then ABC in fourth. As for the coming week (week 14), it's Christmas. Nothing on TV really but sports, so spend time with your family through New Year's Eve!
- The Simpsons (Fox) - A new airing at 8 did 3.77 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is down 1.7 points in 18-49 from previous week when it had a direct NFL lead-in. Not too good.
- The Cleveland Show (Fox) 2 airings - A new episode at 7:30pm did 3.06 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is low. A repeat at 7 was the lead-in and did 2.14 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating.
- Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.09 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, down six tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
- Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9:23pm ET (after the President's speech) did 3.49 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which is decent for a repeat.
- American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 9:53pm ET did 3.46 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A new one-hour episode did 8.7 million and a 3.4 18-49 rating, which is up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's half-hour episode.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - no repeat this week.
- 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A new episode at 9 did 10.22 million and a 3.51 18-49 rating, down about two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
- Mike & Molly (CBS) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 10.79 million and a 3.33 18-49 rating, which is good and built from its lead-in with total viewers.
- Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat did 2.48 million and a 0.98 18-49 rating, the best of the Fox repeats on this night.
- Ben and Kate (Fox) - A repeat did only 1.8 million and a 0.76 18-49 rating, about on par with previous week in 18-49.
- New Girl (Fox) - At 9pm, a repeat did 1.72 million and a 0.77 18-49 rating, which is not good. As an anchor, this should repeat better.
- Go On (NBC) - preempted.
- Happy Endings (ABC) - A new episode at 9 did 3.16 million and a 1.32 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. How good was that tag scene with the dancing?
- The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat of this dud did only 1.45 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating.
- The New Normal (NBC) - preempted.
- Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did only 2.53 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, which is up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
- The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 5.02 million and a 1.29 18-49 rating, which is acceptable for a repeat.
- Whitney (NBC) - preempted.
- The Neighbors (ABC) - A repeat of this new comedy did 3.87 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating, which could be better, but this show has gotten very funny.
- Guys with Kids (NBC) - preempted.
- Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9 did 5.7 million and a 1.79 18-49 rating. Not bad for a repeat.
- Suburgatory (ABC) - preempted.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - At 8pm, a repeat did 10.95 million and a 2.86 18-49 rating. That's good these days for a new episode. Wow.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 8.67 million and a 2.29 18-49 rating, which is also solid for a repeat.
- 30 Rock (NBC) - preempted.
- Up All Night (NBC) - preempted.
- The Office (NBC) - A repeat did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, not good but at least it cracked a 1 in 18-49.
- Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat did 2.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
- Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat did a preliminary 4.29 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating. Not bad for a Friday and almost took its half-hour.
- Malibu Country (ABC) - The first repeat of this new comedy did a preliminary 3.78 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating for an airing of the pilot. Not bad.
Summing it up. The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, & Modern Family were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as The Middle, The Neighbors) or just plain terrible (such as New Girl, Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, Don't Trust the B--- In Apartment 23).
New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)
10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Thursday, December 18
The Big Bang Theory - "The First Pitch Insuffiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Wolowitz is nervous after NASA asks him to throw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels game. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny try to prove Sheldon wrong after he says that he and Amy are a “superior couple.">
Mom - "Free Therapy and a Dead Lady's Yard Sale" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Family secrets come out when Christy and Bonnie are asked to join Violet's therapy session.
Two and a Half Men - "Clockwise in Back Hole Until Tight" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
alden and Alan are determined to convince Louis that Santa Claus is real.
The McCarthys - "Red Sox Swap" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Pam, the McCarthys’ upstairs tenant, is heartbroken over a recent breakup, Marjorie invites her to celebrate Christmas with the family and watch them play their extremely competitive annual gift exchange game. Alyson Hannigan guest stars as Pam, the upstairs tenant; Gilles Marini guest stars as Maurice, Ronny’s date.
Thursday, December 18
- Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. Charlie Rose interviews Chris on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
- Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- John C. McGinley (Ground Floor/Scrubs) - John stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Rockmond Dunbar (The Game/Girlfriends) - Rockmond is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
- Pauly Shore (Pauly) - Pauly stops by SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
- Willie Garson (Sex and the City/Mr. Belvedere) - Willie discusses what to expect in the final season of White Collar on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Annie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer's new breakout role of playing a character battling chronic pain who is addicted to prescription painkillers will be featured on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
- Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about Top Five and her Gotham Comedy Club appearance on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.