Sunday, September 22, 2013

Summer Week 17 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

We're in the last week of summer and the new TV season starts tomorrow. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis NEXT SUNDAY, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did for this week! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 17 (Sept. 16-22) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Sept. 9-15)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - The regular 8pm repeat did 3.76 million and a 1.50 18-49 rating, which is about 1.4 points lower in 18-49 than previous week, which had a direct NFL lead-in. A repeat leading in at 7:30pm did just 2.0 million and a 0.82 18-49 rating.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did only 2.13 million and a 0.95 18-49 rating, down about nine tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 3.14 million and a 1.37 18-49 rating, which is down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 3.54 million and a 1.59 18-49 rating, down just about a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.5 million and a 0.65 18-49 rating.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - The final summer repeat of the season did 4.3 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating. 
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 5.02 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, which is above normal. A repeat leading in at 8:30pm did just as well with 4.38 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A special Monday repeat at 9:30pm did 6.12 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, great numbers but down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Dads (Fox) - The series premiere of this new sitcom did 5.76 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating with minimal competition. Could be better.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) - The series premiere of this new single-camera comedy at 8:30pm did 6.17 million and a 2.6 18-49 rating, which is solid. If it can remain near a 2.2-2.6+ for the season it will be more than good enough.
  • New Girl (Fox) - The season premiere for this comedy did a solid 5.53 million and a 2.9 18-49 rating, skewing very young as usual.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - The season premiere was the lowest of the block with 3.83 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating. This show will never be a mass hit.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8 did 4.07 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, while the last summer repeat of the season followed with a similar 3.9 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.73 million and a 1.2 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat followed with 4.07 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, up four tenths in 18-49 from previous week. New season begins Wednesday!
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat did 8.95 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating, up two tenths better in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat aired at 9pm and did 8.01 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating, skewing younger than the 8pm repeat.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 8:30pm did 7.03 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating. A second repeat at 9:30pm skewed younger with 6.73 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating.
  • Dads (Fox) - An encore of the pilot did 2.89 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which is just extra exposure.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) - An encore of this pilot did 2.46 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - The season premiere did a prelim 6.55 million and a prelim 1.5 18-49 rating, which is similar to what it was doing last season. Could grow as we get colder (and darker out).
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - The season premiere on its new night did a prelim 4.64 million and a prelim 1.2 18-49 rating. Lower than what Malibu Country was doing in total viewers, but similar to its 18-49. I could see this show growing as the season goes along because it is a hidden gem.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm posted a prelim 2.58 million and a prelim 0.4 18-49 rating, down four tenths in 18-49 from previous week's prelim rating.  A repeat at 8:30pm did a prelim 2.93 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week's prelim Two and a Half Men in the time period.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. New episodes of New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and repeats of The Big Bang Theory (both Mon/Thurs), Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family-930P and last Sunday's Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as Dads, Last Man Standing, The Mindy Project) or just plain old terrible (such as Sat repeats of Mike & Molly).



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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.