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

Wednesday, December 7

The Conners - "The Dog Days of Christmas" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays are approaching and Dan meets his mother-in-law for the first time. Elsewhere, Darlene helps Becky with a parenting problem.

The Golbergs - "Worst Grinch Ever" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sleigh bells are ringing! When Erica buys a festive baby toy, Beverly goes full on Grinch in an attempt to steal Christmas. Meanwhile, Adam discovers some surprising information about Brea, and the JTP host their first holiday party.

Abbott Elementary - "Holiday Hookah" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
On the last day of school before winter break, Janine is convinced by her friend to go to a popular Hookah Club where she runs into unexpected colleagues. Elsewhere, Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Home Economics - "Santa Suit Rental, $25 Per Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The most wonderful time of the year brings some unforeseen financial troubles for one member of the Hayworth family. With the help of the entire brood and some holiday magic, the Hayworths are reminded that there’s nothing better than being home for the holidays.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Mr. Bills" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Curtis throws a fit about all the money he and Ella are spending, he implements drastic cost-cutting measures; things backfire when Ella follows his direction and begins cutting back on the things he enjoys.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Fight the Power" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Phillip has been very responsible and begs to drive Jeremy's new car; Jeremy gives him the opportunity to drive, Philip wrecks Jeremy's new car after a night out with his friends.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Wednesday, December 7

  • Will Ferrell (The Office/The Oblongs) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril/Life's Work/My Wildest Dreams) - Lisa will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey gives details on the new movie Something from Tiffany's on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy dishes on how she's gearing up for the holidays with her two young children, her new book studio and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Don Cheadle (The Wonder Years/Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don will be on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi sits down with Sherri to discuss her new holiday movie, A New Orleans Noel, book, Two Old Broads and her LEGENDARY Christmas sweater line on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Greer (Reboot/Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy talks about Reboot on E! News on E! at 11:30pm.
  • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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