Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Week 3 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

Summer has started but there are still sitcom airings, new and repeats. 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 3 (June 10-16) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 3-9)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.4 million and a 1.01 18-49 rating, which is down about five tenths 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.58 million and a 0.67 18-49 rating, but that is just about on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 2.13 million and a 0.94 18-49 rating, off about four tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9 posted 2.89 million and a 1.33 18-49 rating, down four tenths in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm followed with 2.79 million and a 1.28 18-49 rating, that is down about a half a point in 18-49 from previous week. NBA Finals clearly affected the Fox comedy encores.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.91 million and a 0.80 18-49 rating, down just a little over a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 3.91 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 2.08 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, back down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - A brand new episode at 8:30pm did only 1.54 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat did 4.53 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did 1.31 million and just a 0.6 18-49 rating, but again on par in 18-49 with previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor, though.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - 4.66 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat, up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.  A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 4.06 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating.
  • Anger Management (Fox) - A new episode on Fox, did 1.71 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, on par in 18-49 with previous week's first ever airing on Fox.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 4.45 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, once again on par in 18-49 with previous week. Steady as can be.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.67 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week's series low.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 4.22 million and a 1.2 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 4.06 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week for a series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 8.62 million and a 2.1 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Should stay above a 2 all summer.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.34 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Save Me (NBC) 2 episodes - A repeat at 8 did 2.33 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating. A new episode followed with just 2.15 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. That's all the episodes NBC will be airing.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9 did just 1.59 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.54 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week and this time it didn't build from its lead-in.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, The Middle) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of New Girl and new airings of The Goodwin Games, Save Me).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Mondays at 8:30pm on Fox will be original episodes of The Goodwin Games at 8:30pm. ABC has original episodes of Family Tools on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) on Wednesdays at 9:30pm through the end of June. Week four of the new season for hilarious cable sitcoms Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy is this Wednesday beginning at 8pm on ABC Family. TV Land will launch the summer season of Hot in Cleveland with a LIVE episode this Wednesday (June 19) at 10pm. The season premiere of The Exes follows at 10:30pm, followed by season two premiere of The Soul Man at 11pm only on TV Land. BET will return with the second half of the season of The Game on Tuesday, July 2 at 10pm. TBS airs Sullivan & Son Thursdays at 10, with week two this Thursday. Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm, while Wendell & Vinnie airs Thursdays at 8:30pm. FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
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