Sunday, September 04, 2011

Summer Week 14 Sitcom Ratings; New Episodes of Sitcoms On Basic Cable

We're nearing the end of summer and of course we will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis then, but we still continue to have our regular how the sitcoms did all for the next few summer weeks! Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Summer Week 13, week of Aug. 22-28)
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.71 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, which was down a bit from the previous week. The regular 9:30pm was preempted by the new summer series In the Flow...which isn't doing much in the ratings.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat did just 2.06 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up some actually from previous week.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 2.93 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which was off some from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat did 2.63 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, just about holding all of its lead-in's ratings.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 3.69 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, as the latter is among the leaders for repeats of comedies in the summer.

Summer Week 14 (Aug 29-Sept. 4)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 4.21 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was up a good number from the previous week. A second repeat followed and delivered 4.21 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, also up from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.33 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is up a tad week-to-week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.05 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm was again on par really with the previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.02 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. A repeat at 9:30pm only mustered 2.02 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 4.03 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. A second repeat followed with 3.9 million but grew to a 1.2 18-49 rating.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.63 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, down a lick from the previous week but still a good summer showing for sitcoms. A repeat at 9:30pm followed and did 4.32 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, holding on to everything basically from the 9pm airing.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted. ABC Family will air a marathon on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-11pm, so if you missed any watch then before the new season starts on Sept. 28!
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat did 5.04 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which was down a lot from the previous week but NFL pre-season preemptions was the reason. A second repeat followed and did 4.74 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat only did 1.87 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - A repeat in its 8:30pm slot did only 1.52 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 9pm did 2.07 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, best of the low rated block again but down a lick from the previous week.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.74 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down some from previous week.

Friday Sitcoms

  • Friends with Benefits (NBC) 2 episodes - Final ratings will tell us how it actually did since NFL preempted some NBC markets, as last week the series only did a 0.7 and 0.6 18-49 ratings in finals. This week, with those NFL numbers in there, it did a prelim 0.7 and 0.8 18-49 rating, but that will likely drop once finals are in.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • American Dad! (Fox) - prelim ratings show only 1.32 million and a prelim 0.6 18-49 rating.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - prelim ratings for this show were even lower with a prelim 1.31 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating.
Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 7-9:30pm tonight as the new sketch comedy show airs at 9:30pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother 8:30p, and week 13's Family Guy were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Big Bang Theory, The Middle) or just plain old terrible (such as Raising Hope, and the very low rated NBC Thursday repeats especially, Parks & Recreation).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable all this summer, with Comedy Wednesday on ABC Family this Wednesday with an all-new one-hour Melissa & Joey from 8-9pm, as the series will be all-new for one-hour until its season finale on Sept. 14! 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.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 14)

Friday, October 18

  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree/The IT Crowd) - Watch Chris on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie speaks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher) - Sara appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna talk about the Office Ladies Podcast on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William can be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Goliath on Couch Surfing at 8am.


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