Sunday, November 06, 2005

Week 7 Ratings Round-Up

Week 7's first three days were filled with repeats (mostly of the dramas) as November sweeps started on Thursday. So, I won't give the first four day numbers and the entire week of how the sitcoms did, but I'll make some points. Monday's sitcoms (CBS and UPN) were all repeats--it should be noted that King of Queens and Two and a Half Men still did very well, only slightly off in total viewers. On Tuesday however, all the sitcoms were all-new. According to Jim returned after having a repeat in a one-time-only slot last week, and performed below normal with only 7.25 million. Rodney followed and didn't build on Jim like it did for a few weeks this season. 7.17 million tuned in, a very good retention, but still ABC would like to see more viewers in this hour. My Name is Earl was slightly down in total viewers, but its adults 18-49 remains steady with a 5.5 rating. The Office followed with more than a 4 million total viewer drop from the lead-in. Wednesday's sitcoms were also all-new oddly enough. Three networks battled for the 8 to 9 p.m. hour with comedies! The one-hour season premiere of That '70s Show was on top in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, followed by the George Lopez/Freddie hour and Still Standing/Yes, Dear. Still Standing might not be standing tall soon, again less than 7 million tuned in with only 6.78 million. The inconsistent Yes, Dear did build on that with 7.62 million beating Freddie for the first time, which only got 6.96 million. Want to know the reason? Lost was a repeat at 9 p.m., so I expect Freddie and maybe George to pump back to where it was when Lost last aired a new episode--which means #1 for the hour among 18-49 year olds. The NBC drama E-Ring lead the way in total viewers this week in the hour with 9.8 million, but only a 2.5 adult 18-49 rating.

For the first day of sweeps, NBC and UPN had comedies. Joey and Will & Grace did what they have done all-season, down considerably from this time last season. Both were third place in the hour in total viewers behind CBS and ABC. The UPN comedies continues to do what they have done this season as well. A decent night for Everybody Hates Chris but after that UPN losing steam fast. The second night had comedies on ABC and The WB. The WB started off slow once again with two episodes of the god awful What I Like About You only getting a 1.6 rating. Reba perked up a bit and Twins held much of that audience. ABC's Hope & Faith and Hot Properties were on par from last week in the low 4 ratings.

I think the real sweeps will start probably tonight. We should see some great competition starting tonight. Will Arrested Development perk up or perk down for its return tomorrow? That is one of many questions that will be answered this week for the first full week of sweeps!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny and Bernadette go to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention, Wolowitz is in charge of the kids. Also, Sheldon finds a book on experimenting on kids, and the guys plus Amy make a day of it.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

I Ship It - "Somewhere Magical" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ella seizes the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to a writer for "Superstition," her favorite TV show; Ella's fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

In The Cut - "Lucky Charmed" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay buys Cheryl a necklace for her birthday, not knowing it was stolen; when the police want it back, Jay must devise a plan to return it before she finds out.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Monday, August 19

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry), Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) and Bill Hader (Barry) - D'Arcy, Henry and Bill are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald talks about Emergence on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

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07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
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07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
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07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
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08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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