Sunday, September 08, 2013

Summer Week 15 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

We're nearing the end 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 THREE WEEKS, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did until then! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 15 (Sept. 2-8) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of August 26-Sept. 1)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - The regular 8pm repeat did 2.54 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating, which is down about three tenths in 18-49 from previous week. A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.78 million and a 0.74 18-49 rating, also down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did just 2.03 million and a 0.74 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 2.27 million and a 1.01 18-49 rating, which was down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 2.48 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, also down about two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A repeat aired at 7 did 1.25 million and a 0.53 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week when it followed NFL pre-season action.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm did 4.27 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week on this Labor Day.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 1.89 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, back down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. The 8:30pm repeat did 1.84 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9pm did 5.17 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.57 million and just a 0.6 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. It just doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all. 
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - The 9:30pm encore did 5.93 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, down just a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 4.14 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's 2 Broke Girls repeat in the slot.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat on Fox did 1.43 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A one-hour repeat did 3.95 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week when it aired for a half-hour.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.92 million and a 1.1 rating, also up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week as we get closer to the fall season. A second repeat followed with 3.53 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, four tenths better in 18-49 than previous week's The Neighbors encore.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.17 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, seven tenths better in 18-49 than previous week's Two and a Half Men in the slot.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.19 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up four tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 1.4 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 1.37 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - An 8pm repeat did a prelim 3.95 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - An 8:30pm repeat did a prelim 2.81 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 8-10pm following NFL action.

Summing it up. Repeats of Mike & Molly-Mon, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls-9P were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, The Middle) 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: Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm and the season two premiere is tonight at 8|7c, while Wendell & Vinnie is all-new tonight at 8:30pm. 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 (April/May/June)

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
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.