Sunday, April 02, 2006

Week 28: How The Sitcoms Did

First four day weekly ratings for total viewers, households and adults 18-49 were not available to us for week 28. So we hope to have that for you next week with week 29. The analysis will also return next week.

Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - We don't have total viewers numbers this week, but we will do our best to analyze. Repeat airing was 4th in its slot.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Repeat broadcast was 4th in its slot in the major categories.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - Even a repeat wins its slot. in households
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - An all-new episode did decent, but its lowest rating yet because Men was a repeat at 9.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - All new this week, and normal levels. I wonder which will make it to the CW line-up next season?


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Repeat got killed by AI.
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) - Regis guest starred, but with Jim a repeat before it, it was down from last week..
  • Sons & Daughters (ABC) 2 episodes - Watch the show! This coming Tuesday will be its last two episodes that are scheduled. 10 of 11 have aired, and I hope we see that final episode at somepoint. Hilarious stuff!!
  • Scrubs (NBC) 2 episodes - New repeat time of 8:30 p.m. was nothing to write home about, but the all-new episode at 9pm did its normal numbers.
  • Teachers (NBC) - Debut didn't do as well as it should, lost some of the Scrubs audience. We'll have to watch and see if the show builds, remains steady or does a freefall this week. Good chance we will not see this show next fall, though.

Wednesday Sitcoms

  • George Lopez (ABC) - Down from last week, but still did decent enough. 100th episode with special guest Eva Longoria won its slot among sitcoms.
  • Freddie (ABC) - Like the lead-in, down from last week's historic cross-over episode.
  • Out of Practice (CBS) - This week was its last airing...CBS quickly has pulled it.
  • Courting Alex (CBS) - Same goes for this sitcom, CBS has pulled it. This week Alex did better than Practice.

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - Repeat was at its normal level.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - Repeats that no one watches...
  • Will & Grace (NBC) - 3.6 A18-49 rating is good for NBC these days, especially from a sitcom.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) 2 episodes - Repeat at 8:30 helped NBC a lot again; new episode at 9 did well but down from last week as CSI is back.
  • The Office (NBC) - Households and total viewers is down a little too much from the lead-in, but A18-49 is not that bad, 4.1..down from Earl's 4.4.
  • That '70s Show (Fox) - About the same numbers as it did last week.
  • The Loop (Fox) -Cancelation is on the horizon.

Friday Sitcoms

Fox brought back Bernie Mac, and I wonder why? The show was beaten by every network except The WB in its slot. The WB Friday thankfully got rid of What I Like About You and Living with Fran. The 9 p.m. hour of a repeat of Reba and a new Modern Men was dead last for The WB.

Summing it up. Repeat of Two and a Half Men, a new The New Adventures of Old Christine, My Name is Earl were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The King of Queens, How I Met Your Mother, and a new The Office) or just plain old terrible (such as Sons & Daughters, The Loop, Bernie Mac, Modern Men).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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