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!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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