Sunday, April 30, 2006

Week 32 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

Week 32 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 9.5/15.0; FOX 8.8/13.7; NBC: 6.4/10.1; ABC: 4.7/7.4; The WB: 2.4/3.7; UPN 1.8/2.8.
Total Viewers: CBS 14.65 million; FOX: 14.42 million; NBC: 9.61 million; ABC: 7.07 million; The WB: 3.53 million; UPN: 2.68 million.
Adults 18-49: FOX 5.9/15.5; CBS: 4.6/12.1; NBC: 3.6/9.5; ABC: 2.6/6.9; The WB: 1.5/3.9; UPN: 1.3/3.3.

Analysis: May sweeps started on Thursday, so we are down to the wire. Before Thursday it was very slow in the ratings, besides that Idol show and House. Fox again had a strong Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 24 was first in its 9 p.m. timeslot with 13.03 million viewers (Two and a Half Men won the 9 p.m. half hour for CBS) and a strong 5.2 rating in A18-49. Prison Break before that was second place in A18-49 and total viewers. CBS's comedies were all new, except The King of Queens. Monday's highest rated show, CSI: Miami, was just that with 18.74 million, nearly doubling the next nearest program (Medium 9.76 million). ABC's What Abut Brian only could pull 5.38 million losing a lot of its Supernanny lead-in (which did 8.57 million). Tuesday was all Fox with American Idol & House, with 28.67 and 24.52 million viewers. House was up even more from last week. This could be the highest rated episode yet (also a stunning 9.9 A18-49 rating). CBS's dramas did well against them but everything else was anemic, like usual. ABC's Less Than Perfect was up from its season premiere by one million viewers, with 5.42 million. Wednesday it was a little better for the other networks but still Fox's Idol was too much for everyone with 28.27 million. Lost was not really airing, as a clip show aired that scored 11.95 million viewers, good for second in its slot. CBS's Criminal Minds was a repeat but like most of CBS's other crime dramas, they do well against AI. Deal or No Deal scored 15.24 million viewers for NBC to start the night. The mindless game show is their big hit of the season, more than My Name is Earl even (which is dropping each week). Thursday it was all CBS in a big way. CBS's Survivor easily won in total viewers and adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. CBS won the 9 and 10 p.m. hours with new episodes of CSI and Without a Trace scoring 27.36 and 17.93 million. Losing 10 million viewers from CSI is concerning for Without a Trace. Rumors that the show will be moving to another night are becoming more strong. NBC's comedies were all down big, especially My Name is Earl. Earl only scored 9.05 million viewers, down a lot from what it usually does for an original episode. Commander in Chief faced all original competion in its third week on Thursdays, and it wasn't too good, only doing 6.51 million...the aging ER did even 12.34 million . Friday saw CBS winning with its dramas and The Daytime Emmys did just average for ABC. Saturday saw decent numbers again for CBS. With old faithful 48 Hours Mystery doing a 5.6/11 rating to close the night. FOX will win the week in adults 18-49, but CBS will win in total viewers. Can ABC catch NBC after tonight? It'll be close. But it won't be close tonight as EM: Home Edition and DH, & GA are all-new!.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 7 million tuned in for a repeat. Down from last week's 7.25 million for a repeat.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - New episode scored 7.6 million and 2.5 A18-49 rating. Can it survive without a good lead-in?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 14.47 million for an all-new episode. Easily the number one sitcom.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - 11.81 million tuned in, but this show was doing much better than that in its first few airings.
  • 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 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Repeat only scored 4.11 million. Season finale is this week! Jim pregnant or is it a dream? Ah the power of male pregnancy.
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) 2 episodes - 2 all new episodes. 4 million at 8:30 and 5.6 million at 9 p.m. Final two episodes of the season (or series) will air this week.
  • Less than Perfect (ABC) - 5.42 million, much better than last week's 4.5 million. An episode will air next week before we have to wait until June for more new episodes.
  • Scrubs (NBC) 2 episodes - 3.08 million at 8:30 for a repeat is pathetic, but 6 million for a new show at 9 p.m. just beat ABC's competing comedy.
  • Teachers (NBC) - 4.7 million beat by the much better Less Than Perfect. But it did beat that comedy in A18-49 2.3 to 2.1.
Wednesday Sitcoms

Nothing!

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Winding down to the final episode. 7.58 million
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) 2 episodes - See above. 4.47 and 5.5 million for two all-new episodes.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) 2 episodes - Repeat at 8:30 did 6.87 million. Regular 9pm airing jumped to 9.05 million, but that is way down from its average for a new episode. Only a 4.1 A18-49 rating too. The show usually does above a 5.0 A18-49 rating for new episodes.
  • The Office (NBC) - 7.85 million and a 3.9 A18-49 rating is decent enough for this show.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - Only 3 million for a new episode. Wonder where CW will air it next fall?
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - CW doesn't have to worry about placing these anywhere. All under 2 million.

Friday Sitcoms

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

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men & My Name is Earl, Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as The Office, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as UPN Thursday, Scrubs 8:30, Modern Men).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, August 13

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 8)

Friday, August 12

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Watch Kumail on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Charlotte Nicdao (Mythic Quest) - Charlotte appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Star Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil will be on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/In-Laws/Style & Substance/Designing Women) - Jean is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) - Zazie chats about the new season of Atlanta on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted/Arrested Development/Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher/Too Something) - Portia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!/Liv and Maddie) - Dove appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane discusses the Broadway revival of Funny Girl on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Life's Work/My Wildest Dreams) - Lisa is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi talks about A League of Their Own on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) - Mindy and Maitryi talk about Never Have I Ever on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Mindy will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.


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
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
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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