Sunday, August 04, 2013

Summer Week 10 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

We're in the dog days of summer, 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 10 (July 29-August 4) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 22-28)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.86 million and a 1.39 18-49 rating, even with previous week. A 7:30pm repeat leading in did 1.83 million and a 0.86 18-49 rating, down slightly from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 2.55 million and a 1.29 18-49 rating, even with previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm posted 3.18 million and a 1.60 18-49 rating, even with previous week. The 9:30pm repeat did 3.5 million and a 1.65 18-49 rating, up six tenths from previous week's Animation HD preview.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.5 million and a 0.69 rating 18-49 rating, even with previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.49 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, even with previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 1.67 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. The 8:30pm repeat did 1.48 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9pm did 4.51 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, even with previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.25 million and just a 0.5 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all. 
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - The regular 9:30pm encore did 4.89 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.95 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, up one tenth from 2 Broke Girls repeat in the slot.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat on Fox did 1.11 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.73 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, even with previous week.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 2.85 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.19 million and a 0.9 rating, even with previous week. It hasn't repeated that well the last few weeks it seems.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - A summer repeat did 2.22 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Good exposure for the fall when it moves to Fridays.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 8.03 million and a 2.1 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week and a clear leader in sitcoms for the week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.65 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, up a tenth tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 1.7 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down 1.6 tenths from last week's Hell's Kitchen season finale. Glee doesn't repeat well. It did just 1.55 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 8pm.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.5 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating.
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 was impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and The Mindy Project).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: 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 at 8:30pm with a repeat this week. New episodes of Sam & Cat and The Haunted Hathaways air every Saturday beginning at 8pm on Nick! 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 (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf (Chris D’Elia), a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.