Sunday, December 24, 2006

Week 14: How the Sitcoms Did

Hope you all are having a nice Christmas Eve and thanks for joining us today.
We don't have final numbers for the first four nights for Week 14, so we won't bring that to you...we apologize. The analysis is also not in session today due to plenty of repeats, we might not return that until January, but how the sitcoms did are available today:

Week 14 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: N/A
Total Viewers: N/A
Adults 18-49: N/A

Analysis: N/A


Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Dec. 11-17)

  • Reba (The CW) 2 episodes - A repeat and new episode did decent but down a bit from last week. The repeat did 2.54 million and a new episode built on that and did 3.47 million.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) -A new episode did 8.88 million, up from last week's 8.31.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A new episode did 7.4 million, up from previous week's 7.11 million.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 episodes - A new episode and a repeat did decent with 8.91 million and 7.91 million.

Monday Sitcoms

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 6.28 million...should have been higher.
  • The Class (CBS) - Last week a new episode built on the lead-in, this week a repeat didn't. It did 5.64 million.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 10.7 million for a repeat, still the #1 sitcom.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - 8.05 million for a repeat..should have been a bit higher.
  • CW Monday Comedies: Chris, All of Us, Girfriends, The Game. A repeat episode of Chris started it off with 2.24 million, that should be much better. The rest were in repeats and ranged 1.95 to 2.19 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • Big Day (ABC) 2 episodes - The first of two new episodes did 5.06 million, up from last week's 4.77 million. The next episode went down to 4.23 million, a series low. It should have built, but it shows this sitcom might be weak.

Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The King of Queens (CBS) - The drop continues, but it is still doing better than CBS Monday at 8pm..this week it did 8.29 million, down from 9.02 & 9.04 million last week. Only one episode from now on. The show will go on hiatus again after Jan. 3.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat dropped big and did just 6.0 million...why not air King repeats in this slot, CBS?
  • George Lopez (ABC) 3 episodes - 3 last minute Christmas episode encores did not do so well. 8pm did just 4.34 million, 8:30 did 4.88 million and 9:30pm did 4.82 million.
  • According to Jim (ABC) - A Christmas episode repeat from 2003 did decent and jumped a lot from its lead-in and did 5.62 million. ABC should have aired this show at 8 and 9pm or 9-10pm tonight.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat of the one-hour Christmas episode from a few weeks ago aired tonight in the 9pm hour did a 3.7/6 rating. We don't have final numbers for this night yet.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - Airing at a rare special time of 10pm, the sitcom encore jumped from its lead-in to a 4.1/7 rating.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - A drop from the lead-in to a 3.4/6...though 10:30pm for a sitcom these days is unheard of, even if it was a repeat.
  • 'Til Death (Fox) - A new episode did just a 3.3 rating.
  • The War at Home (Fox) - The show holds on to a better percentage of its lead-in than Happy Hour did, a 2.9 rating...nothing like it did on Sunday, but on Sunday it was dropping a lot from its lead-in.
Friday Sitcoms
None.

Saturday Sitcoms
None.

Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of American Dad on Fox and Reba on The CW.

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men, The King of Queens, and The New Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as My Name is Earl and According to Jim) or just plain old terrible (such as 'Til Death and The War at Home).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 2

Young Sheldon - "Ruthless, Toothless and a Week of Bed Rest" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and Jay’s assistant, Freddie (Mike Lane), purchases ghost-hunting equipment when suspicious activity leads him to theorize the B&B is haunted. Also, Sasappis risks losing his relationship with Jessica (Nichole Sakura) when Freddie sells his car.

Ghosts - "Ghost Hunter" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sam and Jay’s assistant, Freddie (Mike Lane), purchases ghost-hunting equipment when suspicious activity leads him to theorize the B&B is haunted. Also, Sasappis risks losing his relationship with Jessica (Nichole Sakura) when Freddie sells his car.

Welcome to Flatch - "Flatch: Churn Here" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kelly and Barb fight to prove why Flatch should be the permanent home of the Butter Bust Museum; Shrub has big news to deliver to Lloyd; Mandy is in charge of blessing the town's animals.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Fatty Patty" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In celebration of Max's birthday, Kat, Randi and Carter jointly gift him a recreational vehicle rental so they can go on a road trip together; Gideon decides to join in on the trip; Randi and Carter bicker over where they should live together.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30)

Thursday, February 2

  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (SMILF/Lost at Home/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Spin City) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar breaks down the TV series So Help Me Todd on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali talks about The Parent Test on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Salma Hayek Pinault (30 Rock/The Sinbad Show) - Salma discusses the new film Magic Mike's Last Dance on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Pamela Anderson (Stacked/Home Improvement) - NBC's Today has a one-on-one with Pamela some time between 7-9am.
  • Kal Penn (The Santa Clauses/Sunnyside/We Are Men) - NBC's Today catches up with Kal in the 9am hour.


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

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)

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)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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