Sunday, April 23, 2006

Week 31 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

After a few weeks off--we're back with our numbers!

W
eek 31 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 9.0/14.5; FOX 8.7/13.7; NBC: 4.8/7.7; ABC: 4.7/7.6; The WB: 2.3/3.7; UPN 1.8/2.9.
Total Viewers: FOX 14.14 million; CBS: 13.95 million; NBC: 7.19 million; ABC: 7.04 million; The WB: 3.49 million; UPN: 2.68 million.
Adults 18-49: FOX 5.8/15.8; CBS: 4.2/11.3; NBC: 2.6/7.1; ABC: 2.5/6.9; The WB: 1.5/4.1; UPN: 1.2/3.3.

Analysis: We're back in action. Too bad repeats dominated this week. May sweeps starts this coming Thursday, so we can't wait! Well FOX did have something new and big in American Idol that helped them on Tuesday and Wednesday. And House is benefiting even more this year. Fox again had a strong Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 24 was first in its timeslot with 13.26 million viewers and a strong 5.5 rating in A18-49. Prison Break before that was second place in A18-49 and total viewers. CBS's comedies were all repeats, well except New Adventures of Old Christine, which doesn't do as well when Men is a rerun. Monday's highest rated show, CSI: Miami, was a repeat and still won its slot by a wide margin with 16.33 million viewers. ABC's What Abut Brian at 10 pm and NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown at 9pm didn't do too well. Tuesday was all Fox with American Idol & House, with 28.44 and 22.64 million viewers. Damn that AI. CBS's dramas did well against them but everything else was anemic, including a dismal 1.1 A18-49 rating for night two of NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown. ABC's Less Than Perfect returned with its season premiere but it didn't do too well, coming second place in the half hour among sitcoms, losing to NBC's sitcom Teachers in A18-49 (1.8 to 2.1 rating) and barely winning in total viewers with 4.51 million to 4.5 million. Wednesday it was a little better for the other networks but still Fox's Idol was too much for everyone. Lost was pre-empted, because of the two-hour return of Alias and the return of Invasion. That Invasion is one hell of a show. It better be back next season, I don't even care if it is Friday or Saturday night! CBS's Criminal Minds, but like most of CBS's other crime dramas, they do well against AI. Bones at 8 p.m. put Fox on the map at first place--I call it the waiting for AI factor. Thursday it was all CBS despite repeats of their two best shows. CBS's Surviror easily won in total viewers and adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. CBS won the 9 and 10 p.m. hours with repeats of CSI and Without a Trace. NBC's comedies were all repeats and didn't do well, as was ER. Commander in Chief was a distant second place in total viewers at 10 p.m. for ABC. Friday it was a battle between CBS and ABC, with CBS winning total viewers and ABC the young adults. A special Primetime did decent for ABC. NBC saw terrible numbers for Miss USA and a repeat, yes a repeat, of Deal or No Deal did decent to start off the night. It was a repeat because NBC had to can Celebrity Cooking Showdown after three airings because it did terrible. Saturday saw decent numbers for CBS and ABC with movies, while Fox and NBC bombed with Nascar and burn-off episodes of Celebrity Cooking Showdown. FOX will win the week in adults 18-49, but CBS can pull through in total viewers possibly. Look for ABC to take 3rd place in both measures. Sunday, ABC will probably still win even with a repeat of EM: Home Edition and DH & GA Specials.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 7.25 million tuned in for a repeat. It usually does 9 million in repeats.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 7.05 million for a repeat.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 11.93 million for a repeat and still highest rated sitcom for the week.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - A new episode held total viewers from lead-in well, with 11.38 million and 100% of A18-49 with a 3.7 rating.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - All new and had usual numbers, peaking at 9 p.m. with over 3.5 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Repeat only scored 4.51 million. I want a new episode, haven't seen one since March!
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) 2 episodes - 2 all new episodes. 4.11 million at 8:30 and 5.43 million at 9 p.m. I think ABC should put Hope & Faith 8-9pm and According to Jim at 9pm for sweeps (which will only be May 2 for them).
  • Less than Perfect (ABC) - 4.51 million for its return, losing almost a million from lead-in. This will be its last season I'm sure, despite being great in quality.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - 5.72 million, just beating the competing ABC comedy. Question is, will this sitcom make the cut for next fall?
  • Teachers (NBC) - 4.5 million--say so long next season.
Wednesday Sitcoms

Nothing!

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Last minute repeat scored 4.99 million
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) 2 episodes - Two repeats did bad...3.93 million and 4.26 million.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) 2 episodes - Both repeats...8:30 did only 4.81 million. Regular 9pm airing jumped to 7.73 million.
  • The Office (NBC) - 6.09 million for a repeat
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - 3.96 million tuned in for an all-new show.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - New episodes of these sitcoms did bad...but better than usual, ranging from 2.1-2.7 million.

Friday Sitcoms

Reba and Modern Men: All-new and dead last.

Summing it up. Repeats of Two and a Half Men & My Name is Earl and a new Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Office, King of Queens, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as UPN Thursday, That '70s Show, Modern Men).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 16

What We Do in the Shadows - "Pine Barrens" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Nandor and Lazslo air out their differences on a hunting trip at an isolated cabin; Nadja has a girls' night; Guillermo reconnects with his family for the first time in 12 years.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 15)

Tuesday, August 16

  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Catch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Al Franken (LateLine) - Al guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Murray Bartlett (Physical/Looking) - Murray is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Vanessa will be on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Starved) - Sterling talks about Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Big Day/Jake in Progress/Just Shoot Me!) - Wendie talks about her new movie Mack & Rita on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Melba Moore (Melba) - Melba will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.
  • Suraj Sharma (How I Met Your Father) - Suraj appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three

04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
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05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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