Sunday, July 08, 2012

Summer Week 6 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

Summer has now started. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings 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! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 6 (July 2-8) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 25-July 1)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 3.09 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is decent for summer.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30 just did 1.84 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating, on par with previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 2.46 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which could be better. Always wondered why this show returned.
  • Family Guy (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did 3.05 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which is a bit below its normal repeat ratings.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - The normal 9:30 airing did 3.02 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, holding 100% of its lead-in's rating...good. A repeat earlier in the night at 7 did just 1.67 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, but on par week-to-week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 3.67 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down a tenth from previous week. Up and down it goes.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat of this comedy did 3.72 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down two tenths from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat did 4.48 million and only a 1.0 18-49 rating, down three tenths from previous week. Not good!
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 4.01 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating for a repeat was down four tenths from the previous week. Very low rated night for CBS Monday repeats. Let's see if they rebound tomorrow.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - Repeats return in August but on Thursdays.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 2.45 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down four tenths from previous week. However it was the 4th of July, so the drops for this and the rest of the comedies were expected.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 1.83 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down three tenths week-to-week.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - A repeat did 2.19 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Not good but probably up a tenth or so due to the fireworks airing at 9.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 2.24 million and a 0.8 rating, down five tenths from previous week...but this was the 4th of July. A second airing followed with a similar 2.15 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. Should rebound this week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - preempted
  • New Girl (Fox) 4 airings - A special four episode stunt on the 4th of July did as expected.  The first repeat at 8 did 1.67 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. A repeat at 8:30 followed with 1.47 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. At 9, the repeat did the worst with 1.28 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating. And finally at 9:30, the repeat did 1.35 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. Not good, but consistent and it was the 4th of July.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat at 8 did 8.32 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating, up two tenths from the previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 and did 9.05 million and a 2.5 18-49 rating. All I can say is, wow.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - preempted.
  • The Office (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did 2.02 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is not good. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - A repeat of this followed at 8:30pm and did only 1.49 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating. No rewatchability.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - A repeat at 8 did a prelim 2.13 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating.
  • Community (NBC) - A repeat of this at 8:30pm did just a prelim 1.22 million and a prelim 0.4 18-49 rating. Low!
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
  • How to Be a Gentleman (CBS) - preempted.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory on Thurs were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of Community, Parks & Recreation).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable this summer, with ABC Family's sophomore season of Melissa & Joey at 8pm this Wednesday with guest star Christine Lakin of Step by Step. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane airs at 8:30pm with episode 3, and I have seen this episode and it is great. TBS airs Men at Work Thursdays at 10pm, with Sullivan & Son coming later this month. Also on Wednesdays is TV Land's Hot in Cleveland spin-off series The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer at 10pm followed by new episodes of The Exes at 10:30pm. TV Land also airs season two of Retired at 35 on Tuesdays at 10pm. FX and Charlie Sheen come together in a new sitcom titled Anger Management airing Thursdays at 9:30pm. Even on digital TV, Bounce TV airs new comedy Family Time starring Omar Gooding Mondays at 9pm. All of these are multi-camera comedies, too! New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer blues!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, August 17

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons' (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Hosted by television icon Norman Lear and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy® winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the special takes viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy Award-winning series. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/22/19)

Star power includes Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Kerry Washington (Helen Willis), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Marla Gibbs reprising her original role (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley), Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell), Fran Bennett (Mother Jefferson) and a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson.

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 12)

Friday, August 16

  • Lenny Clarke (Are You There, Chelsea?/It's All Relative/The Job/The John Larroquette Show/Lenny) - Watch Lenny on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about When They See Us on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Tate appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christopher Abbott (Girls) - Christopher is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Loretta talks about Family Reunion on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Sextuplets on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace prepares a warm, zesty zoodle salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Marilu Henner (Evening Shade/Taxi) - Marilu appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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