Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Week 16 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 TWO WEEKS, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did until then! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 16 (Sept. 9-15) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Sept. 2-8)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - The regular 8pm repeat did 6.36 million and a 2.9 18-49 rating, which is about 1.9 points better in 18-49 than previous week thanks to a direct NFL lead-in.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.99 million and a 1.83 18-49 rating, up 1.1 points in 18-49 week-to-week thanks to NFL Sunday.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 3.74 million and a 1.67 18-49 rating, which was up about seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 3.6 million and a 1.68 18-49 rating, up six tenths in 18-49 week-to-week. NFL really helps!
  • American Dad (Fox) - preempted.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - preempted.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A special repeat at 8:54pm following US Open overrun did 4.08 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. 
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9:24pm did 4.41 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week in the 9pm half-hour.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A special Monday repeat at 9:54pm did 7.53 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.58 million and a 1.1 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week as we get closer to the fall season. A second repeat followed with 3.43 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week in this slot.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.97 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating, up five tenths better in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - preempted.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - An 8pm repeat did a prelim 4.17 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - An 8:30pm repeat did a prelim 3.10 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm posted a prelim 3.75 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating. Maybe some College Football overrun?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did a prelim 3.39 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7:30-10pm following NFL action.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory (both Mon/Thurs) and last Sunday's The Simpsons were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as a repeat of The Neighbors).

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 is it all-new tonight at 8|7c, then 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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.