Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Week 11 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On Cable This Week

We're in the dog days of summer and 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 11 (August 6-12) How the Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of July 30-August 5)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.62 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, on par with previous week. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 3.0 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, up a tenth week-to-week.  Not too bad vs. the Olympics.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm posted 1.5 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, down two tenths from the previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - preempted.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9pm did 2.91 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which down two tenths from previous week but still not bad against the Olympics. A second repeat followed with a similar 3.03 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, but down a tenth week-to-week.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did 1.36 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths from the previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat did 3.24 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week. Olympics is affecting it some.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 2 airings - A repeat of this comedy did 3.64 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also up a tenth from previous week. The first 9pm repeat followed and posted 3.93 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which was up a tenth from the previous week's Two and a Half Men.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - 3.82 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for a repeat was on par with previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - Tuesday repeats will air for the rest of the summer, in addition to its regular Wednesday airings.  The 8pm repeat did 2.59 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - A repeat of this sitcom followed with 2.06 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, also up a tenth from previous week.
  • Happy Endings (ABC) - Repeats start this Tuesday.
  • Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 (ABC) - Repeats also start this Tuesday.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A repeat at 8 did 3.08 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Suburgatory (ABC) - A repeat at 8:30 posted 2.4 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, on par week-to-week. The comedy will be moving to 9:30pm this Fall and will get ready by airing repeats in that slot starting this Wednesday.
  • Up All Night (NBC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - A repeat did 2.94 million and a 1.2 rating, up three tenths from previous week, which is decent against the Olympics. A second airing followed with a similar 2.75 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, up a tenth from previous week.
  • Go On (NBC) Sneak Peak - The pilot episode aired from 11:06pm-11:30pm commercial free following the Olympics and was sampled to 16.1 million and a 5.6 18-49 rating. This doesn't count in primetime since it started after 11.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 5.31 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, on par with the previous week, still taking a big hit vs. the Olympics.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 4.44 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down two tenths week-to-week.
  • The Office (NBC) - preempted. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - Two repeats aired, first the 8pm airing did just 1.82 million and a 0.8 18-49 rating. The 8:30pm repeat did worse with 1.57 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Whitney (NBC) - preempted, Olympics time.
  • Community (NBC) - preempted, Olympics time.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) - preempted.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm, along with a sneak preview of the new NBC comedy Animal Practice but now that will start at 10:58pm rather than 10:38pm. See our review from Friday.

Summing it up. Repeats of Family Guy-last Sun, Go On sneak peek were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family) or just plain old terrible (such as  repeats of Raising Hope, Last Man Standing).

Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on cable this summer, with ABC Family's sophomore season of Melissa & Joey at 8pm all-new this Wednesday. What an underrated family comedy it is. New comedy Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane airs at 8:30pm with episode 8 (already?). TBS has week five already of new sitcom Sullivan & Son this Thursday at 10pm. It's Cheers meets Sanford & Son, if that makes sense. 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 has moved Retired at 35 to Wednesdays and is airing at 11pm. FX and Charlie Sheen come together in Anger Management airing Thursdays at 9:30pm. Even on digital TV, Bounce TV airs new comedy Family Time starring Omar Gooding, but it had its season finale on July 23...look for repeats on Bounce TV. All of these are multi-camera comedies, too! New sitcom airings is the perfect way to beat the summer blues!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Adam on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


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

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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
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08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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