Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer Week 15 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 in TWO weeks, but we still continue to have our regular how the sitcoms did until then. Here are our summer ratings:

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for Summer Week 14, week of Aug. 29-Sep. 4)
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.8 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. 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 1.62 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, losing ratings from its lead-in actually.
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat did 2.51 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, which was on the low side thanks to Labor Day weekend.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat did 2.38 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat did 3.03 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is below normal but it was Labor Day weekend.

Summer Week 15 (Sept. 5-11)

Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2 airings - 3.59 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating for a repeat at 8pm was down some from the previous week, but it was Labor Day (I think it is worse airing on Fri-Sun because everyone is usually home by Monday night). A second repeat followed and delivered 3.84 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, also off a bit from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 5.16 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9pm is on par week-to-week.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 5.18 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30pm was up some from the previous week. Proves that Labor Day night is not affected in the ratings.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.12 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par with previous week. A repeat at 9:30pm only mustered 2.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, but once again on par with previous week and virtually held on to the 9pm numbers.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 4.03 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week. A second repeat followed with 4.67 million and grew nicely to a 1.5 18-49 rating. Good showing.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 4.92 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating, up some from the previous week and a good summer showing for sitcoms. A repeat at 9:30pm followed and did 4.4 million and a 1.8 18-49 rating, on par with previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted. ABC Family will air a marathon THIS 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) - A repeat did 6.42 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating, which was up from the previous week's NFL pre-season preemptions in many markets.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
  • Community (NBC) - preempted for NFL kick-off game.
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) - preempted for NFL kick-off game.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted for NFL kick-off game.
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - preempted for NFL kick-off game.

Friday Sitcoms

  • Friends with Benefits (NBC) 2 episodes - Final ratings will tell us how it actually did but it did a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating for both half hours. This was the finale, so it will never be seen again.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • American Dad! (Fox) - prelim ratings show only 1.97 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - prelim ratings for this show were even lower with a prelim 1.75 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating.
Tonight you can catch encores of Fox's animated comedies from 8-9:07pm tonight as the new sketch comedy show airs at 9:30pm and the NFL overrun into 8pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, The Middle 8:30pm, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, The Middle 8pm) or just plain old terrible (such as Raising Hope, and Friends with Benefits).

Feeling the repeat blues? NBC will air a sneak peek of new comedies Up All Night and Free Agents this Wednesday (Sept. 14) at 10/9 central. Look for our reviews of those in a few days! The season is upon us, as it starts a week from tomorrow (Sept. 19)! As for cable, Comedy Wednesday concludes on ABC Family this Wednesday with the one-hour Melissa & Joey season finale from 8-9pm! 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, July 21

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place; Eve fears Mandy and Kristin are taking advantage of Jen at home.

Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

The Simpsons - "From Russia Without Love" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride.

Bob's Burgers - "What About Blob?" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene convinces Tina and Louise to help him save a misunderstood plankton blob from being destroyed by a yacht club.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Preempted" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A crazy car chase on the news stops "The Flare" from airing, and Fred doesn't have anything to discuss until a call from a fan changes everything; Joel McHale stops by the show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Friday, July 19

  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me!/Hope and Gloria), Ryan Hansen (Bad Judge/Bad Teacher/Party Down) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry/The Good Place/Downward Dog)- Kristen, Enrico, Ryan and Kirby talk about Veronica Mars on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie visits Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about Netflix's Point Blank on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • JD McCrary (Tyler Perry's The Paynes) - JD talks about The Lion King on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Francesca Reale (Haters Back Off) - Francesca talks about Stranger Things on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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