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

Tuesday, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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