Sunday, October 23, 2005

How the Sitcoms Did For Week 5

As promised yesterday, here is how the sitcoms did in week five:

Monday Sitcoms
  • The King of Queens (CBS) - The sitcom is very steady. 10.47 million this week, down just a few thousand.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Up from last week's 9.84 million to 10.14, but the better news is that this week it built on in A18-49, last week it did not.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - Excellent week for the show. Highest rated of the season with a 5.5 A18-49 rating. A close second for any sitcom in that measure, behind Earl's 5.6/14 on Tuesday.
  • Out of Practice (CBS) - Still losing three million viewers from its lead-in each week. But at least it is consistent!
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - Like last week, all four are consistent each week. 3.5 to 4 million viewers for each.

Tuesday Sitcoms
  • According to Jim (ABC) - Down more from last week, to 7.59 million. Charlie Brown Halloween will be on this week and then a Jim rerun from last season at 8:30 p.m.
  • Rodney (ABC) - Built slightly on its lead in with 7.62 million. Will be pre-empted this week.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - Highest rated sitcom for 18-49 again, but this time it almost wasn't. 5.6/14, up from last week's 5.5/13, but CBS's Men was way up from the previous week. 12.19 million total viewers tuned in, down slightly from last week, good for second place behind Commander in Chief--the season's highest rated new show among total viewers.
  • The Office (NBC) - 8.02 million, not bad, but could be much much better. NBC should expect 10 million since the lead in gets at least 12 million.

Wednesday Sitcoms
  • George Lopez (ABC) - Down from last week to 7.94 million, but still beat the CBS competing comedy.
  • Still Standing (CBS) - Just 6.98 million tuned in two weeks and what did it do this week? The exact same. Last week it scored close to 7.5 million.
  • Yes, Dear (CBS) - Down more than a million viewers from last week's 8.75 to this week's 7.56 million.
  • Freddie (ABC) - Lost a little but still won its half hour in adults 18-49 and close second in total viewers, but beat CBS's competing comedy.

Thursday Sitcoms
  • Joey (NBC) - Up from last week, but each week NBC is closer to brining rookie hit My Name is Earl here. Joey is running out of time.
  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Built on lead-in again. NBC could move this to Tuesdays if Earl does indeed move to Thursdays, or this show will just stay put here.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - 5.52 million tuned in this week. For any other network (besides The WB and UPN), that would be terrible for a sitcom, but for UPN that is their best! 6.33 million tuned in last week though, so a little loss.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - Freefall! See numbers go down by a lot here! 5.52 from 8 p.m. to 2.45 by the end. Hurley from Lost couldn't even lose that much weight.

Friday Sitcoms
  • What I Like About You (The WB) 1 Hour - The WB made some changes. It didn't help in this hour. Who wants to see reruns of What I Like About You at 8:30??
  • Bernie Mac (FOX) - Bernie came back after baseball pre-empted it last week. Didn't help much, just a 2.7 rating.
  • Malcolm in the Middle (FOX) - I doubt anyone thinks this show is still on, just a 2.4 rating.
  • Reba (The WB), Twins (The WB) - Final numbers are not in yet, but the avg for the hour was a 1.8 rating. Worse than what it did last week.
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) - Almost the same as last week. It needs to do numbers like it did for the season premiere to be respected again.
  • Hot Properties (ABC) - An excellent show no one is watching. Spread the words because these ladies are HILARIOUS!
Summing it up, this week's winners: My Name is Earl, How I Met Your Mother, Freddie, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men were the impressive sitcoms this week. Everything else was OK (such as Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez) or just plain old terrible (such as Malcolm, WB Friday, UPN Thursday).

Stay tuned tomorrow for details on Nick@Nite November and December. Massive schedule changes to the regular schedule! A show will be 'knocking on Nick@Nite's door' again!


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