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

Monday, December 5

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Our Time" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin weighs the pros and cons of making a major life change. Also, Marty turns to Dave for help dealing with a troubling discovery.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Idle Nigerians" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola’s visit to the sock factory during a nurse’s strike puts extra pressure on Bob to make the factory successful.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (How to Be a Bookie) - Sebastian appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John David Washington (Ballers) - John is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary) - Janelle appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on E! News on E! at 11:30pm.
  • Annaleigh Ashford (B Positive) - Annaleigh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • ReneĆ© Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and Alyah Chanelle Scott (The Sex Lives of College Girls/Reboot) - ReneĆ© and Allyah are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (Difficult People/The Big C) - Gabourey unpacks the new holiday film All I Didn't Want for Christmas on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse talks about Take Me Out on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You, Again?) - NBC's Today has the Citi Music Series with John and The Beach Boys some time between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs/How I Met Your Mother/Mad Love/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)) - Sarah talks about Netflix's Firefly Lane on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 10:30am.


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

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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