Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer Week 5 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 5 (June 24-30) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 17-23)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.6 million and a 1.24 18-49 rating, which is up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.41 million and a 0.61 18-49 rating, about on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 2.53 million and a 1.21 18-49 rating, up nearly three tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9 posted 3.25 million and a 1.51 18-49 rating, up three tenths in 18-49 from previous week, since NBA Finals are now over.
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9:30pm did 3.21 million and a 1.44 18-49 rating, which is solid. A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.72 million and a 0.80 18-49 rating, up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 4.43 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, up three tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 2.11 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - A brand new episode at 8:30pm did only 1.5 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's series low.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 4.67 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up three tenths in 18-49 from previous week when it aired at 9.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.35 million and just a 0.6 18-49 rating, but up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - 6.65 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating for a special repeat at 9 is excellent.  A repeat at 9:30pm did even better with 7.35 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating.
  • Anger Management (Fox) - A repeat on Fox, did 1.55 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.52 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 2.79 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down two tents in 18-49 from previous week for a series low.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.63 million and a 1.1 rating, down a tenth 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 3.06 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenths in 18-49 from previous week for another new series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 8.15 million and a 2.1 18-49 rating, back up five tenths in 18-49 from previous week as there was no NBA Finals this week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.17 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, which is up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week despite the lead-in going way up.
  • The Office (NBC) - A one-hour repeat at 9 did just 1.76 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.08 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 1.71 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of all The Big Bang Theory airings, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and new airings of The Goodwin Games, Family Tools).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Monday at 8:30pm on Fox has the finale of The Goodwin Games at 8:30pm. ABC has an original episode of Family Tools on Wednesday at 8:30pm. On cable, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy this Wednesday beginning at 8pm are repeats due to the 4th of July holiday. TV Land has special encore insider episodes from premieres of the summer season of Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday at 10pm, followed by The Exes at 10:30pm and 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 a repeat this Thursday because of 4th of July. Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm but a repeat is tonight, while Wendell & Vinnie airs Thursdays at 8:30pm with a repeat this week. FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm but is preempted this Thursday for the 4th of July. 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!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.