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

Thursday, July 9

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.

Mom - "Goat Yogurt and Ample Parking" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy is asked to perform questionable tasks for her demanding new boss, Veronica (Paget Brewster), and Bonnie has second thoughts about taking Adam’s last name.

Mom - "Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy escorts a reluctant Chef Rudy (French Stewart) to court-ordered AA meetings. Also, Bonnie attempts to make Adam feel more at home in the apartment.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6)

Thursday, July 9

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Abby and Adam are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Black Monday on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle Back/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia will be on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - NBC's Today catches up with Jenny in the 10am hour.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June/July)

Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven

04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
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