Sunday, July 07, 2013

Summer Week 6 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 6 (July 1-7) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 24-30)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.47 million and a 1.04 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. A 7:30pm repeat leading in did 1.71 million and a 0.70 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week from American Dad! in the time period.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.48 million and a 0.62 18-49 rating, about on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 2.21 million and a 0.91 18-49 rating, back down three tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9 posted 3.1 million and a 1.46 18-49 rating, down under a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.84 million and a 1.34 18-49 rating, which is down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 4.21 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 2.06 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - The series finale at 8:30pm did only 1.49 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, but also on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 4.42 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's 2 Broke Girls repeat in this slot.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9pm did 5.01 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week when it aired at 8:30.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.29 million and just a 0.5 18-49 rating, back down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 5.83 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down four tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat on Fox, did 1.25 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, on par in 18-49 with previous week's Anger Management repeat.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.15 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 2.34 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week for another series low.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 2.96 million and a 0.8 rating, down three tenths in 18-49 week-to-week. Day before 4th of July doesn't help.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - The first summer repeat did 2.24 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating at 9:30pm.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - It's the 4th of July and final ratings are not available yet for Thursday, so we will go off of preliminary ratings. A repeat at 8 did a prelim 5.41 million and a prelim 1.2 18-49 rating, down a preliminary nine tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did a prelim 4.22 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating, which is down a preliminary four tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeat of the Monday The Big Bang Theory was impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and new airing of The Goodwin Games).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: ABC has the finale of Family Tools on this Wednesday at 8:30pm. On cable, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy are all-new this Wednesday beginning at 8pm. TV Land has all-new episodes of the summer season of Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday at 10pm, followed by a new The Exes at 10:30pm and a brand new The Soul Man at 11pm only on TV Land. BET has a new episode of The Game on Tuesday at 10pm. TBS airs an all-new episode of Sullivan & Son Thursday at 10. 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 and is brand new this week. 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 (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

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.