Sunday, May 21, 2006

Week 35 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

WWeek 35 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: FOX: 9.6/14.8; CBS 9.0/14.0; NBC: 8.0/12.5; ABC: 6.6/10.4; UPN: 1.8/2.7; The WB 1.5/2.3.
Total Viewers: FOX: 15.82 million; CBS: 14.14 million; NBC: 12.27 million; ABC: 10.22 million; UPN: 2.59 million; The WB: 2.2 million.
Adults 18-49: FOX 6.4/16.2; NBC: 4.6/11.8; CBS: 4.5/11.3; ABC: 3.9/10.0; UPN: 1.2/3.0; The WB: 0.9/2.3.

Analysis: The last full week of the season was this past week. We have 4 more nights left coutning tonight. Then it will be rerun season and summer programming. We still have finales like Desperate Housewives, Alias, Lost, American Idol, and 24 to look forward to So it should be a fun finish. President Bush's speech on Monday night messed up everything, especially for CBS. The CBS comedies were down, especially Two and a Half Men which didn't start until around 9:20. 9 p.m was a heavy battle, but ABC's special airing of Grey's Anatomy won big, followed by Deal or No Deal and 24. Prison Break on Fox at 8:20 p.m. starting the night with a second place finish in A18-49 and total viewers. Monday's usual highest rated show, CSI: Miami, scored 17.5 million viewers, losing to Grey's Anatomy in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's Grey's Anatomy season finale did an outstanding 22.5 million from 9 to 11, and an impressive 9.9 A19-49 rating. Tuesday was all Fox with American Idol & House, with 28.33 and 22.38 million viewers. House was down from last week's ratings by nearly 2 million viewers. CBS's dramas did well against them with NCIS and The Unit both scoring well but everything else was anemic, like usual. A special The Unit episode at 10 p.m. was neck-and-beck with powerhouse Law & Order: SVU at 10 p.m.--but this time it won 13.08 to 12.97 million (HH rating SVU won 8.9 to 8.2). It was a different story though in A18-49, with SVU doing a 5.2 to The Unit's 4.3. Wednesday it was again Fox, as Idol was too much for everyone with 27.67 million in the 9 p.m. half hour, though down a bit last week. Lost on ABC was down almost 2 million from last week's 16.35 million to this week's 14.67 million opposite the AI juggernaut. Deal or No Deal scored 13.99 million viewers for NBC to start the night, down about 1.5 million from last week. Criminal Minds was not on tonight, so The Amazing Race had its two-hour finale from 8 to 10 and scored less than 9 million, so maybe that is why CSI: NY lost to Law & Order--13.59 to 13.23 million. Thursday it was an old time battle between CBS and NBC. CBS's CSI encore won in total viewers and Will & Grace Clip Show won in adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. That '70s Show ended its run at 8:30 p.m. with 10.02 million. CBS won the 9 and 10 p.m. hours with new episodes of CSI and Without a Trace scoring 25.4 and 19.81 million, but NBC's Will & Grace finale did better than thought with 18.43 million and won the 9 p.m. hour with a 8.4 A18-49 rating to CSI's 8.3. ER must have been boosted by Grace, as it did 16.56 million and a first place 7.1 A18-49 rating. Friday saw CBS winning with Dr. Phil Special winning the 8 p.m. hour, much better than last week's special, whatever that was. Loser of the night was again NBC's Conviction, which for some reason they aired during sweeps for two-hour tonight. AFV's season finale did decent in the demos from 8 to 10 for ABC. CBS won the night thanks to strong numbers for the NUMB3RS season finale at 10 p.m. Saturday saw decent numbers for CBS and Fox. NBC and ABC went to the movie route, and didn't do so well. FOX will win the week in adults 18-49, and probably hang on in total viewers as well. ABC will win tonight in a big way with the two-hour season finale of Desperate Housewives. ABC also has a two-hour season finale of EM: Home Edition earlier in the night.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 8.21 million for an episode that started around 8:20.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 8.64 million. Can it jump start a lineup next season?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 11.04 million, down a lot from its usual first run numbers...blame Bush.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - 11.4 million tuned in, built from lead-in, but again blame Bush.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Half & Half (UPN) - Half & Half had an hour long episode doing 2.7 million. All of Us did well with 3.23 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) 2 repeat episodes - Repeats did bad with 3.86 and 3.87 million.
  • Scrubs (NBC) 2 episodes - New episodes did OK with 6.19 million at 9 p.m., and at 9:30 with 6.57 million.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • Half & Half (UPN) - Special encore of Monday's finale did 1.9 million, down from last week's Girlfriends repeat.

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Clip show at 8 p.m. did well with 12.91 million and the series finale ended like it did in the old days with 18.43 million.
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) - The last two episodes did decent, 8.58 million and 10.02 million.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - 2.84 million for an encore
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - Repeats of the canceled series did under 2 million.

Friday Sitcoms

None.

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men, Will & Grace, That '70s Show 8:30pm and The New Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as That '70s Show 8pm, King of Queens, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as UPN Thursday).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 19

The Conners - "When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene crashes Mark’s college trivia night to prove how smart she is. Elsewhere, Neville finds out the money he loaned Dan was used for something other than its intended purpose.

The Conners - "Hanging in Dorms With Boys and the Secret Life of Men" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene urges Ben to make some male friends as he feels anxious about turning 50. Elsewhere, Mark asks Harris to buy him and his friends beer for their dorm room.

Abbott Elementary - "Career Day Part 1" / "Career Day Part 2" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s a new year at Abbott Elementary, and Janine is as eager as ever. She plans a district-wide initiative – Career Day – and is anxious for it to be a success. Meanwhile, Ava has a new approach to her job, and Melissa is asked a surprising question.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Watch Dakota on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear/Girls) - Ebon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (The Bear/Indebted/Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin talks about The Bikeriders on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe chats about hosting the new Deal or No Deal Island on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore ShoW, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Hatcher (The Odd Couple/Sunday Dinner/Karen's Song/The Love Boat) - Teri talks about Lifetime's The Killer Inside: The Ruth Finley Story on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael discusses hosting NFL Honors and book, The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor, on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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