Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Week 11 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

It's now the dog days of summer, but not to fret we will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still continue to have our regular how the sitcoms did all for the rest of this summer! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Summer Week 10, week of Aug. 1-7)
  • American Dad! (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 7pm did 1.66 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, which was down from the previous week. The regular 9:30pm was preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - preempted.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at a special time of 7:30pm did 2.35 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, which grew nicely from the lead-in. Regular 9pm airing was preempted.

Summer Week 11 (August 8-14)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 3.9 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was on par with the previous week again. A second repeat followed and delivered 4.12 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.46 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is up some week-to-week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.87 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm was up some from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - preempted.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8pm did 4.2 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down from previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.8 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, up a tad from the previous week. A repeat at 8:30pm also probably helped doing 4.45 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, down a lick from the previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 2.86 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week. If you have missed any episodes, keep watching! A new episode will air Aug. 24 to promote the new season and the upcoming season one DVD. ABC Family will air a marathon as well on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-11pm. Get hooked!
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 6.52 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, which was up some from the previous week despite preemptions in many markets due to NFL.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy followed at 8:30pm with 5.32 million and 1.5 18-49 rating, which was on par with the previous week.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 1.7 million and a 0.4 18-49 rating, down from the previous week and possibly a historic low in the half-hour for NBC.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat in its 8:30pm slot did only 1.51 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down from previous week which was already low.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.14 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block but still down slightly from the previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.7 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down some from previous week. Yes, NBC was preempted in some markets due to NFL pre-season, but that didn't hurt much for CBS' sitcom repeats and they also had preemptions.

Friday Sitcoms

  • Friends with Benefits (NBC) 2 episodes - The first airing did a prelim 2.44 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which was down a lick from previous week's prelim ratings. These numbers will go down when finals come out due to NFL pre-season preemptions. A second episode followed with only a prelim 2.19 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating. Again, final ratings will tell us how it actually did since NFL preempted some NBC markets.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Family Guy (Fox) - For the third straight day, NFL pre-season preemptions has affected primetime, and prelim ratings show 3.28 million and a prelim 1.1 18-49 rating. Look for this to go down once the finals come.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - Same goes true for this airing, prelim 2.89 million and a prelim 1.0 18-49 rating.
Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7-9pm only tonight due to the one-hour premiere of a new sketch comedy show from 9-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and Modern Family repeats were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings) or just plain old terrible (such as Friends with Benefits, and the very low rated NBC Thursday repeats especially, Community).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable all this summer, with the great Hot in Cleveland on Wednesday at 10pm, followed by the season finale of Happily Divorced starring Fran Drescher this Wednesday at 10:30pm only on TV Land. Also catch the new Comedy Wednesday on ABC Family this Wednesday with an all-new one-hour Melissa & Joey from 8-9pm, followed by the one-hour season finale of State of Georgia starring Raven Symone from 9-10pm. Watch this show! Also of course House of Payne and Meet the Browns are on TBS Wednesdays. New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer repeat blues! Watch them! And on premium cable, it is of course Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, and Entourage among the entrees.

[Source: Nielsen NTI Ratings. View Travis Yanan's Ratings Website].


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; Selma finds love in an unlikely place.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Big Trouble in Little Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Disney's The Reboot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the network decides it is time to reboot the series, three versions of the reboot are shown to a focus group, which produces some surprising feedback.

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