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 (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

Thursday, August 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Allowance Evaporation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together, and Koothrappali is shocked at the realities of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kenny Can Wait" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend. Harry Connick Jr. guest stars as himself.

Great News - "Snowmageddon of the Century" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After organizing a poorly attended staff karaoke night, Carol (Andrea Martin) is convinced that everyone at "The Breakdown" needs some office bonding time. When Greg (Adam Campbell) refuses to help, Carol enlists the help of God, causing a huge snowstorm to trap everyone in the building overnight. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) takes an interest in working with Katie (Briga Heelan), which Portia (Nicole Richie) convinces Katie is romantic.

The Guest Book - "Story Four" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend Paul and his 8-year-old daughter, but she self-medicates because of her anxiety and ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Thursday, August 17

  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara shares her thoughts on the Emmy nominations and her new ‘girl power’ campaign on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new Netflix show Naked on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz makes his Chew debut and cooks with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagmenet/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:15am.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about TV One's When Love Kills on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.