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 (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 22

Son of Zorn - "Radioactive Ex-Girlfriend" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Craig and Edie’s engagement party around the corner, everyone is figuring out who to bring. Alan struggles to figure out his relationship status with Layla, while Zorn rekindles with his ex, Radiana (Olivia Wilde), who is literally radioactive. All the while, Craig has just received his certificate in relationship counseling and is helping others, but just can’t seem to help himself.

Bob's Burgers - "See Me Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teddy organizes a day trip on his newly refurbished boat in an effort to impress his ex-wife, Denise. Meanwhile, Tina attempts to show that she is responsible enough for a cell phone by taking care of Bob’s prized eraser from the restaurant. Can both Teddy and Tina prove themselves.

The Simpsons - "Friends and Family" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Son of Zorn - "The Battle of Self-Acceptance" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Craig is worried he’s not man enough for Edie and asks Zorn to help him become a warrior. Meanwhile, to get closer to Layla, Alan finds a way to change the thing about which he’s most insecure, but ends up going to extreme.

Family Guy - "Peternormal Activity" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys go to an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Meanwhile, Stewie is on a mission to destroy Brian’s glasses because he’s annoyed by how pretentious Brian’s been acting when he wears them.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-A-Witch" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.