Sunday, October 30, 2005

How the Sitcoms Did For Week 6; Hearts Afire S3 DVD Cover

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

Monday Sitcoms
  • The King of Queens (CBS) - Built on last week's already impressive numbers to 11.23 million. Much better than what last season's occupant did.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 10.89 million tuned in and held all of its lead-in's A18-49 ratings.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) -Equaled highest rating of the season with a 5.5 A18-49 rating.
  • Out of Practice (CBS) - 13.09 million tuned in but lost almost 3 1/2 million viewers from lead-in.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - UPN's best sitcom block, much better than Thursdays, even though Chris is on Thursday.

Tuesday Sitcoms
  • According to Jim (ABC) - A repeat at a special time did very decent. 9.22 million tuned in, but it did lose a lot from the special Charlie Brown Halloween's 10.98 million.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - A repeat at a special time did better than what The Office does regularly!

Wednesday Sitcoms
  • George Lopez (ABC) - Up from last week. 8.5 million tuned in.
  • Still Standing (CBS) - 6.47 million tuned in. Cancelation clock is ticking, even though it was a repeat.
  • Yes, Dear (CBS) - The inconsistent sitcom scored 6.76 million for a repeat. What happened to the 8.75 it scored a few weeks ago?
  • Freddie(ABC) - For the first time the sitcom didn't build on George Lopez in total viewers, but it did in A18-49 from a 3.1 to a 3.4 rating.

Thursday Sitcoms
  • Joey (NBC) - A repeat, but only 6.06 million? Third in its half hour.
  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Another repeat of a sitcom this week, scored 6.27 million viewers.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - Since Joey was a repeat, Chris should have won, but it didn't. 5.39 million tuned in.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - Time to cancel two of these at least and try something else in the 9 p.m. hour.

Friday Sitcoms
  • What I Like About You (The WB) 1 Hour - An original and a repeat both were lead last.
  • Bernie Mac (FOX) - Bernie might be gone after this season.
  • Malcolm in the Middle (FOX) - Same goes for this one.
  • Reba (The WB), Twins (The WB) - The hour was up from last week's 1.8 to a 2.2, which is OK.
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) - Up from last week and was second place in its timeslot because CBS's drama was in a repeat.
  • Hot Properties (ABC) - This episode was not as good as the previous ones, but it was probably the highest ratings for the show, once the final numbers come in we'll know if it was.
Summing it up, this week's winners: How I Met Your Mother, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men were the impressive sitcoms this week. Everything else was OK (Out of Practice) or in repeats (According to Jim, My Name is Earl), or pre-empted (The Office, Rodney) or just plain old terrible (such as Malcolm, WB Friday, UPN Thursday).


The sitcom Hearts Afire starring John Ritter, Markie Post and Billy Bob Thornton comes out with Season 2 on DVD this Tuesday. Be sure to buy a copy of this underrated series (see my webpage below). We also have cover art for Season 3 (posted to the left), which comes out Feb. 7. For more information, see my Hearts Afire page (yes, cheap promotion! I love it!).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 21

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 20)

Tuesday, September 21

  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Catch Billy Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Crumbs/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elisha "EJ" Williams (The Wonder Years) - Elisha "EJ" is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy talks about FBI on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie talks about The Many Saints of Newark on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Karla Souza (Home Economics) - Karla talks about Home Economics on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Young Rock) and Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - The Rock, Ashton and Jake Gyllenhaal come clean on their bathing habits on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-September)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
09/21 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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