Sunday, September 08, 2013

Summer Week 15 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

We're nearing the end of summer, but there are still sitcom airings, new and repeats. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in THREE WEEKS, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did until then! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 15 (Sept. 2-8) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of August 26-Sept. 1)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) 2 airings - The regular 8pm repeat did 2.54 million and a 1.05 18-49 rating, which is down about three tenths in 18-49 from previous week. A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.78 million and a 0.74 18-49 rating, also down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - preempted.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did just 2.03 million and a 0.74 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 2.27 million and a 1.01 18-49 rating, which was down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 2.48 million and a 1.07 18-49 rating, also down about two tenths in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • American Dad (Fox) - A repeat aired at 7 did 1.25 million and a 0.53 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week when it followed NFL pre-season action.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm did 4.27 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, down three tenths in 18-49 from previous week on this Labor Day.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 1.89 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, back down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. The 8:30pm repeat did 1.84 million and a 0.7 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9pm did 5.17 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.57 million and just a 0.6 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. It just doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all. 
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - The 9:30pm encore did 5.93 million and a 1.4 18-49 rating, down just a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week. A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 4.14 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's 2 Broke Girls repeat in the slot.
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat on Fox did 1.43 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) 2 airings - A one-hour repeat did 3.95 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week when it aired for a half-hour.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.92 million and a 1.1 rating, also up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week as we get closer to the fall season. A second repeat followed with 3.53 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, four tenths better in 18-49 than previous week's The Neighbors encore.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.17 million and a 1.5 18-49 rating, seven tenths better in 18-49 than previous week's Two and a Half Men in the slot.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 6.19 million and a 1.3 18-49 rating, up four tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - preempted.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9pm did 1.4 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week. 
  • The Mindy Project (Fox) - A repeat at 9:30pm did 1.37 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - An 8pm repeat did a prelim 3.95 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, up a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - An 8:30pm repeat did a prelim 2.81 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 8-10pm following NFL action.

Summing it up. Repeats of Mike & Molly-Mon, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls-9P were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, The Middle) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and The Mindy Project).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm and the season two premiere is tonight at 8|7c, while Wendell & Vinnie is all-new tonight at 8:30pm. New episodes of Sam & Cat and The Haunted Hathaways air every Saturday beginning at 8pm on Nick! FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm and is brand new this week. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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