Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Week 16 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 TWO WEEKS, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did until then! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 16 (Sept. 9-15) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Sept. 2-8)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - The regular 8pm repeat did 6.36 million and a 2.9 18-49 rating, which is about 1.9 points better in 18-49 than previous week thanks to a direct NFL lead-in.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.99 million and a 1.83 18-49 rating, up 1.1 points in 18-49 week-to-week thanks to NFL Sunday.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 3.74 million and a 1.67 18-49 rating, which was up about seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 3.6 million and a 1.68 18-49 rating, up six tenths in 18-49 week-to-week. NFL really helps!
  • American Dad (Fox) - preempted.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - preempted.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A special repeat at 8:54pm following US Open overrun did 4.08 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating. 
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9:24pm did 4.41 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week in the 9pm half-hour.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A special Monday repeat at 9:54pm did 7.53 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - preempted.
  • Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.58 million and a 1.1 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week as we get closer to the fall season. A second repeat followed with 3.43 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week in this slot.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.97 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating, up five tenths better in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - preempted.
Friday Sitcoms
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) - An 8pm repeat did a prelim 4.17 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
  • The Neighbors (ABC) - An 8:30pm repeat did a prelim 3.10 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm posted a prelim 3.75 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating. Maybe some College Football overrun?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did a prelim 3.39 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7:30-10pm following NFL action.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory (both Mon/Thurs) and last Sunday's The Simpsons were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as a repeat of The Neighbors).



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 is it all-new tonight at 8|7c, then 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

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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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
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
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