Sunday, July 04, 2010

Summer Week 5 Sitcom Ratings; Coming Week Preview

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Summer is in session and it's repeats galore mainly for sitcoms. We will be back with our normal weekly report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long, along with a coming week preview! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Week 4, week of June 21-27)
  • Sons of Tucson (Fox) - A new episode at its new time of 7pm did 1.34 million and only a 0.5 18-49 rating for series lows and even lower than previous week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 3.95 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating. Up from previous week as there was animation as its lead-in.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - 3.54 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating for a repeat, up some from previous week but didn't built from the lead-in as it did previous week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 4.44 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating. Down some in viewers from previous week but up a tenth in 18-49.
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 episodes - A repeat at 7:30pm did just 1.67 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. The regular 9:30pm airing did 3.88 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating for a repeat, up from previous week.

Summer Week 5 (June 28-July 4)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 4.91 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating for a repeat. Up some from previous week in viewers.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - 5.15 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating for a repeat airing. Built from the lead-in again but down a bit from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 8.84 million and a 2.4 18-49 rating for a repeat, up some from previous week.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 8.07 million and a 2.3 18-49 rating for a repeat. Didn't build from the lead-in in 18-49 for the first time this summer and down some from previous week again. Still a 2.3 in summer for a repeat is great.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat did only 3.51 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A Wednesday repeat at 8:30pm did 3.46 million and 1.2 18-49 rating...down some from previous week in viewers and didn't build from lead-in in viewers.
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - The 8pm repeat did 4.04 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating and the 8:30pm repeat did 3.82 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating. Both down some from previous week, though.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - A repeat at 9pm did 3.92 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating. Down a lick from previous week.
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - A summer repeat did only 2.93 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. On par really from previous week.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • Community (NBC) - We only have prelim numbers for NBC comedy repeats due to the 4th of July weekend. A repeat only did a prelim 2.23 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating. On par really from previous week.
  • 100 Questions (NBC) - The finale did 1.89 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating. Ouch again, but up some from previous week's series lows. Not sure why and how NBC kept this for 6 weeks. It's done now.
  • The Office (NBC) 2 airings - The regular 9pm edition repeat did only a prelim 2.78 million and a prelim 1.3 18-49 rating, building from the lead-in and up from previous week. A 10pm repeat did a prelim 2.5 million and a prelim 1.2 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) -Airing at 9:30pm, a repeat did a prelim 2.36 million and a prelim 1.0 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A 10:30pm repeat didn't do well, doing only a prelim 1.93 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating, on par really from previous week.

Friday Sitcoms

  • None.

Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.

Tonight you can catch an all-new Sons of Tucson at 7pm on Fox followed by encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7:30-10 tonight. ABC airs repeats of America's Funniest Home Videos and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Then it will be an encore of Jimmy Kimmel Live's Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart at 9pm, as Scoundrels is preempted and The Gates is a repeat. NBC will have a two-hour Dateline followed by Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9 and then the NBC premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7pm followed by repeats of I Get That a Lot & Cold Case and then at 10pm Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

Coming Week Preview (July 5-10):

For Monday, on ABC, it's an all-new night with new episodes of The Bachelorette from 8-10pm and True Beauty at 10pm. NBC will have a new two-hour Last Comic Standing from 9-11pm, with a new episode of drama Persons Unknown at 8pm. On Fox, they have a repeat of Lie to Me at 8pm followed by an all-new The Good Guys at 9pm. CBS and The CW are in repeats with their regular line-ups, which includes sitcoms on CBS.

On Tuesday, ABC will have all-new episode of the hilarious Wipeout, then an all-new episode of the high stakes game show Downfall and the season premiere of Primetime: Family Secrets at 10. NBC has a new Losing it with Jillian and a two-hour America's Got Talent from 9-11pm. Fox has an all-new two-hour Hell's Kitchen starting at 8pm. And once again CBS and The CW are in repeats.

On Wednesday, Fox has a two-hour So You Think You Can Dance. NBC has the return of game show Minute to Win It at 8, then a new America's Got Talent at 9pm followed by a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ABC has repeats of the comedies and Castle Wednesday at 10pm, its new summer home. CBS will have repeats of How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement followed by regular repeats, same goes true for The CW. TV Land will have the fourth episode of Hot in Cleveland at 10pm guest starring Huey Lewis and Amy Yasbeck.

On Thursday, ABC will have the last special new Thursday Wipeout followed by episode three of the surprisingly good Rookie Blue and then docudrama Boston Med. Fox will have a new So You Think You Can Dance at 9pm, but one-hour only. CBS has the season premiere of Big Brother 12 at 8pm, followed by normal crime repeats. NBC is in repeats with a marathon of Community and The CW is also in repeats.

On Friday, ABC has new Wife Swap at 8, followed by a repeat of Primetime: What Would You Do? at 9pm, followed by a new 20/20 at 10. NBC has a new Friday Night Lights and a two-hour Dateline. CBS has a new two-hour Flashpoint starting at 9pm. Fox and The CW are in repeats.

On Saturday, its slow as usual. CBS has a two-hour premiere of new series Th Bridge from 8-10pm followed by 48 Hours Mystery at 10pm. Fox will have its usual crime reality with Cops and AMW. ABC is in repeats, with episode two encores of Scoundrels & The Gates from 9-11pm. NBC is in repeats which includes a repeat of TV movie Secrets of the Mountain from 8-10.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - The Facts of Life & Diff'rent Strokes

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In this one-night-only event, an all-star lineup of talent will tackle the roles first portrayed in the iconic television sitcom “The Facts of Life,” including Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Blair, Gabrielle Union taking on the role of Tootie, Allison Tolman who will play Natalie and Kathryn Hahn recreating the role of Jo. Previously announced “Diff’rent Strokes” cast member Ann Dowd is also set to appear as Mrs. Garrett in this recreation of “The Facts of Life.” The Sony Pictures Television special can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The live special event will feature reenactments of the hit series “The Facts of Life,” created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, and “Diff’rent Strokes,” created by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris, and will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Jim Burrows. Previously announced cast members taking on the famed “Diff’rent Strokes” roles include John Lithgow, who will play Mr. Drummond; Kevin Hart, assuming the role of Arnold; and Damon Wayans and Ann Dowd, who will play Willis and Mrs. Garrett in “Diff’rent Strokes.”

Abbott Elementary - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

The Last O.G. - "Know Thyself" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Amira attends college presentations, and her quick decision surprises Tray, who then works to guide Amira toward a better understanding of her identity; while cleaning out Roberta's storage unit, Shahzad makes a discovery about her past.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Wondering Prince" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa helps Miranda set up her online dating proļ¬le.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "What the Wellness" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown vows that he's finished eating meat until he's left alone with a lot of soul food.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 6)

Tuesday, December 7

  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Catch Brandy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Mapleworth Murders/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristin Davis (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) and Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Kristin and Cynthia are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Kristin also talks about And Just Like That... on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chris Kattan (The Middle) - Chris will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Starved) - Sterling is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Harlem/Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi talks about her new holiday collection on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


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

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
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