Sunday, September 10, 2006

Summer Week 15 Sitcom Ratings; More Info on 'Charlie's Angels', 'Kung Fu' Marathons on i Network

The summer is near the end! Just 1 week left until the official start of the 2006-07 season! We already had two sitcoms debuting this past week along with a few new and returning Fox dramas. After next week's last week of summer ratings, we will be back with our full analysis, along with the sitcom ratings!
Week 15 Summer Ratings: Sitcom Edition:

Monday Sitcoms
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 8.71 million for the 8 p.m. showing.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 7.73 million for a repeat, can this show do better this fall?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A second helping did 10.33 million, just wonderful and it was a repeat!
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - Big drop from lead-in, 7.84 million.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends, Half & Half (UPN) - UPN is gone mostly everywhere now, as MyNetworkTV has taken a majority of the affiliates, so the numbers are just way way down for UPN this week. These sitcoms ranged from 830,000 to 930,000 viewers.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) 4 episodes - The last week for this sitcom until whenever ABC decides to bring it back. Did decent: 4.81, 5.28, 6.14, and 6.27 million. You can catch this show still in syndication starting Sept. 18! See it from the beginning!
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • UPN Comedies: Special airings of Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends and Half & Half...8-10pm ranged from 760,000 to 990,000. Again remember, UPN is gone mostly everywhere now.
  • George Lopez (ABC) 4 episodes - Like Jim, this show is now gone until ABC decides to bring it back. Did OK for this marathon: 4.67, 5.04, 5.16 and 5.1 million.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - Two repeats did OK: 4.23 and 4.34 million...drop at 9:30 is not good.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • 'Til Death (Fox) - The first new sitcom and first original sitcom airing of the season. It did OK, nothing spectacular at all. 8.82 million, 5.7/10 HH rating, 3.1/10 A18-49 rating. Expect a drop next week. Brad Garrett should have went with CBS in a Raymond spin-off.
  • Happy Hour (Fox) - 6.97 million tuned in for the premiere episode. This show will probably be one of the first cancelations this fall. Don't get used to it, but I'm sure many of the people who tuned into this premiere threw up watching it. 4.5/7 HH rating for 4th in its time-slot--pathetic! 2.4/7 A18-49 is nothing to write home about either. We have some good sitcoms this fall, but these two from Fox are not on that list.
  • Everybody Hates Chris, Love Inc, Eve, Cuts (UPN) - Again a reminder, UPN is gone in most areas. Numbers are even down from normal: ranges from 550,000 to 870,000 viewers. Eve gets the lowest 18-49 number in UPN history probably with a 0.2/0 rating. Yes, a 0 share. But Love, Inc. got the worst viewers with 550,000.
Friday Sitcoms
  • What I Like About You, Twins, Reba, Living with Fran (The WB) - Just one more week and we are free from these!
Tonight (Sunday) Fox premieres its comedy block with season premieres of The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, and The War at Home. It will be tough as the NFL is now on network television on Sundays, and CBS and ABC have 9/11 movies that will score big, though CBS's is an encore.

The i Network has given us the episode info for the 30th anniversary marathon for the action-crime drama Charlie's Angels airing Sept. 22-23 and the launch marathon of Kung Fu on Sept. 30 We have also learned that Kung Fu will air Sundays at 6 p.m. starting October 1, replacing Sue Thomas. We will have full i Network October details soon, but I can tell you to expect some goodies and some good Saturday marathons (like a 40th anniversary marathon of a certain sitcom we announced that will begin to air on the network in September)! But for now, click here for the episode info for the 30th anniversary marathon of Charlie's Angels and click here for the episodes for the launch of Kung Fu.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny and Bernadette go to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention, Wolowitz is in charge of the kids. Also, Sheldon finds a book on experimenting on kids, and the guys plus Amy make a day of it.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

I Ship It - "Somewhere Magical" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ella seizes the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to a writer for "Superstition," her favorite TV show; Ella's fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

In The Cut - "Lucky Charmed" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay buys Cheryl a necklace for her birthday, not knowing it was stolen; when the police want it back, Jay must devise a plan to return it before she finds out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Monday, August 19

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry), Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) and Bill Hader (Barry) - D'Arcy, Henry and Bill are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald talks about Emergence on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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