Sunday, August 27, 2006

Summer Week 13 Sitcom Ratings; My Emmy Picks For TONIGHT

The summer is near the end! 3 weeks left until the official start of the 2006-07 season! Week 13 Summer Ratings: Sitcom Edition:

Monday Sitcoms
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 7.07 million for the 8 p.m. showing.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 6.19 million for a repeat.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A second helping did 8.42 million, down from what it usually does for a repeat.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - Big drop from lead-in, 6.78 million.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends, Half & Half (UPN) - UPN is winding down and repeats of these sitcoms did beween 1.37 and 1.68 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) 4 episodes - Jim has been doing pretty well in these 4-episode marathons. This week it impressed as it built each half hour: 4.78, 5.22, 5.66, and 6.16 million. Nicely done.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • UPN Comedies: Special airings of All of Us and Half & Half...9-10pm did 1.39 and 1.28 million.
  • George Lopez (ABC) 4 episodes - Not as good as Jim, but did respectable numbers and did build each half hour: 4.51, 4.6, 4.81 and 5.16 million.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - Scrubs is back on the schedule and two repeats did OK: 4.58 and 4.2 million...drop at 9:30 is not good.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - 5.27 million for a repeat. Can this show jump start this night opposite CBS and ABC's shows? Or can it beat Fox's new sitcom? The show will be put to test, that's for sure!
  • The Office (NBC) - 4.14 million this week. Get ready for some Emmy's tonight, but viewers will be a problem I think this season.
  • Everybody Hates Chris, Love Inc, Eve, Cuts (UPN) - Chris only did well with 2.36 million...the rest were anemic like usual.
Friday Sitcoms
  • What I Like About You, Twins, Reba, Living with Fran (The WB) - All dead last place. Reba was the highest rated one obviously. The WB should air just Reba for the next few weeks.
No sitcoms tonight (Sunday). Watch the Emmys (even though most of the nominations are not good at all) or a movie on Fox or ABC.

Speaking of the Emmys, here are my picks for the main awards:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Arrested Development (FOX)
The Office
(NBC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
(HBO)
Scrubs
(NBC)
Two and a Half Men
(CBS)
My Pick: The Office

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA Network)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Kevin James, The King of Queens (CBS)
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
My Pick: Steve Carell

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)
Jane Kazcmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
Julia-Louise Dryfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice (CBS)
Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)
My Pick: Jane Kazcmarek

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Will Arnett, Arrested Development (FOX)
John Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
My Pick: Jeremy Piven.

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds (Showtime)
Jamie Pressly, My Name is Earl (NBC)
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
My Pick: Elizabeth Perkins.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
House (FOX)
The West Wing (NBC)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
The Sopranos
(HBO)
24 (FOX)
My Pick: Grey's Anatomy

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Denis Leary, Rescue Me (FX)
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (FOX)
Martin Sheen, The West Wing (NBC)
My Pick: Denis Leary.

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief (ABC)
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Allison Janney, The West Wing (NBC)
My Pick: Geena Davis.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos (HBO)
William Shatner, Boston Legal (ABC)
Alan Alda, The West Wing (NBC)
Gregroy Itzin, 24 (FOX)
Oliver Platt, Huff (Showtime)
My Pick: William Shatner.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Candace Bergen, Boston Legal (ABC)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Jean Smart, 24 (FOX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Blythe Danner, Huff (Showtime)
My Pick: Sandra Oh.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 27

The Goldbergs - "The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Missing his Pops, Adam finds himself disenchanted with his once favorite time of year, Halloween. Beverly tirelessly tries to resurrect Adam’s Halloween spirit from the dead, encouraging Pop Pop (Judd Hirsch) to spend some quality time with his grandson. A night of mishaps and chaos turns out to be just the adventure Adam needs. Meanwhile, with the push and support from Joanne, Barry decides to bring his former alter ego, rapper “Big Tasty,” back to life; and a chance encounter with the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings Barry and Joanne closer together.

The Wonder Years - "Be Prepared" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Coach Long and Bill take the boys on a camping trip as part of their newly formed scout troop, their starkly different approaches to the outdoors show Dean that his father isn’t good at everything. As a thunderstorm threatens an eerie quest through the woods, Bill leans into his expertise to save the day.

The Conners - "Peter Pan, The Backup Plan, Adventures in Babysitting, and a River Runs Through It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Conner home is decked out for Halloween despite the leak in the roof that forces Dan and Louise to cancel their honeymoon. But all is not lost when Becky surprises the newlyweds and takes them on a virtual adventure around the world. Meanwhile, Darlene continues her spiritual journey, and Harris introduces Aldo’s children to the family, where more tricks than treats await.

Home Economics - "Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Trick or treat is not the only question on the Hayworths’ minds as they debate the best neighborhood for a spooktacular Halloween. Meanwhile, Connor navigates sharing the holiday with his ex-wife, Emily.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 25)

Wednesday, October 27

  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Watch Dan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (Harriet the Spy) - Beanie will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Norman Lear (Producer of All in the Family/Maude/Sanford and Son/The Jeffersons/Good Times) - Norman is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Linda Lavin (B Positive/9JKL/Sean Saves the World/Room for Two/Alice) - Linda is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing/Down and Out in Beverly Hills/Foley Square/Popi) - Hector will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Seymour (Let's Get Physical/Modern Men) - Jane appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about her new personal essay collection, Sorry Not Sorry, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about Lifetime's Switched Before Birth on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kermit the Frog (The Muppets) - Kermit the Frog talks about YouTube's Dear Earth on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice/Shaping Up) - Jennifer talks about USA Network's Chucky on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about My Body, My Podcast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Justine Bateman (Family Ties) - Justine talks about Violet on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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