Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer Week 11 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 11 (August 5-11) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 29-August 4)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.69 million and a 1.28 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 with previous week. A 7:30pm repeat leading in did 1.9 million and a 0.88 18-49 rating, about on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 2.44 million and a 1.20 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm posted 3.09 million and a 1.55 18-49 rating, about on par in 18-49 with previous week. A 9:30pm repeat followed with 3.29 million and a 1.69 18-49 rating, up slightly in 18-49 from previous week.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.38 million and a 0.63 rating 18-49 rating, down less than a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.76 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, even in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.06 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, back up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. The 8:30pm repeat did 1.63 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, back up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.58 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, even in 18-49 with previous week. A repeat at 8:30pm lead-in with 3.87 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's Mike & Molly in the time period.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.58 million and just a 0.7 18-49 rating, but back up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. It just doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all. 
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - The regular 9:30pm encore did 4.84 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week. 
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat on Fox did 1.57 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, back up 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 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.29 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's Suburgatory repeat as this show repeats well.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 2.89 million and a 0.9 rating, even in 18-49 with previous week. .
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - A summer repeat did 2.3 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, back up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. Good exposure for the fall when it moves to Fridays following Last Man Standing.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 6.58 million and a 1.6 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week but still the leader in sitcoms for the week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 5.51 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 1.23 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. 
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.21 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-8pm only.

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, Last Man Standing, 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 (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.