Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 1 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 1 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.44/13 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. ABC 5.71/10 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. NBC 5.52/9 (-8% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 3.26/5 (+26% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.62/1 (+11% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 12.195 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 8.896 million (-8% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 8.827 million (-7% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 5.436 million (+28% from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.985 million (+12% from first four nights week 1 in 2014).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 3.06/10 rating/share (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #2. NBC 2.43/8 (-9% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #3. ABC 2.09/7 (-13% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #4. Fox 2.07/7 (+39% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014); #5. The CW 0.32/1 (+10% in rating from first four nights week 1 in 2014)

We're back with a new season! We'll have this week's final ratings, Week 1 (9/21/15-9/27/15) next Sunday.

For season to-date (9/21/15-9/24/15), we will have that by next week, too, as it is the same numbers as above.

Back to week 1 (Sep. 21-27), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:


Week 1 (Sep. 21-27) Analysis















Last Sunday (Sep. 20)(Summer Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,047,000
8,047,000 1.20
1.20 REPEAT
America's Funniest Home VideosABC7:00PM3,719,000
3,719,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,960,000
6,960,000 2.41
2.41
Emmy's KickoffFox7:30PM12,695,000
12,695,000 4.65
4.65
Big BrotherCBS8:00PM6,030,000
6,030,000 1.80
1.80
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM1,862,000
1,862,000 0.43
0.43 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM14,147,000
14,147,000 5.05
5.05
Emmy'sFox8:00PM11,872,000
11,872,000 3.56
3.56 8-11P
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM

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Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM26,378,000
26,378,000 9.67
9.67 830-1145P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM

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Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM3,326,000
3,326,000 0.42
0.42 REPEAT
Once Upon a TimeABC9:00PM1,550,000
1,550,000 0.38
0.38 9-11P REPEAT
Blood & OilABC9:00PM

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Family GuyFox9:00PM

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Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM

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CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM3,466,000
3,466,000 0.57
0.57 REPEAT
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM18,203,000
18,203,000 4.69
4.69 PREMIERE
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,455,000
11,455,000 1.77
1.77 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,371,000
12,371,000 3.54
3.54 8-10P PREMIERE
GothamFox8:00PM4,569,000
4,569,000 1.61
1.61 PREMIERE
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,146,000
1,146,000 0.31
0.31
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM11,276,000
11,276,000 2.63
2.63 PREMIERE
ScorpionCBS9:00PM11,087,000
11,087,000 2.20
2.20 PREMIERE
Minority ReportFox9:00PM3,097,000
3,097,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Whose LineCW9:00PM950,000
950,000 0.29
0.29 REPEAT
Significant MotherCW9:30PM475,000
475,000 0.14
0.14
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,981,000
7,981,000 1.25
1.25 PREMIERE
CastleABC10:00PM6,840,000
6,840,000 1.17
1.17 PREMIERE
BlindspotNBC10:00PM10,605,000
10,605,000 3.11
3.11 PREMIERE










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,191,000
18,191,000 2.47
2.47 PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:00PM9,005,000
9,005,000 2.87
2.87 PREMIERE
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,348,000
12,348,000 3.49
3.49 8-10P PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM4,038,000
4,038,000 1.65
1.65 8-10P PREMIERE
GrandfatheredFox8:00PM

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The FlashCW8:00PM1,192,000
1,192,000 0.42
0.42 REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM6,054,000
6,054,000 1.93
1.93 PREMIERE
The GrinderFox8:30PM

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NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM12,616,000
12,616,000 1.72
1.72 PREMIERE
Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM9,579,000
9,579,000 1.50
1.50 9-11P
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM

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The VoiceNBC9:00PM

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Scream QueensFox9:00PM

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The FlashCW9:00PM1,087,000
1,087,000 0.37
0.37 REPEAT
LimitlessCBS10:00PM9,857,000
9,857,000 1.87
1.87 PREMIERE
QuanticoABC10:00PM

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Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM5,907,000
5,907,000 2.09
2.09










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM9,700,000
9,700,000 2.48
2.48 8-930P PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PM8,205,000
8,205,000 2.15
2.15 PREMIERE
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,109,000
7,109,000 1.22
1.22 PREMIERE
RosewoodFox8:00PM7,544,000
7,544,000 2.44
2.44 PREMIERE
America's Next Top ModelCW8:00PM1,346,000
1,346,000 0.45
0.45
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM7,619,000
7,619,000 2.40
2.40 PREMIERE
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM

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Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,463,000
9,463,000 3.23
3.23 PREMIERE
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM8,274,000
8,274,000 1.77
1.77 9-11P PREMIERE
Wicked OfferCW9:00PM500,000
500,000 0.15
0.15
Big BrotherCBS9:30PM6,537,000
6,537,000 2.21
2.21 930-11P FINALE
black-ishABC9:30PM7,303,000
7,303,000 2.36
2.36 PREMIERE
Code BlackCBS10:00PM

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NashvilleABC10:00PM4,910,000
4,910,000 1.22
1.22 PREMIERE
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM

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Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM10,611,000
10,611,000 3.34
3.34
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,549,000
9,549,000 2.84
2.84 PREMIERE
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM6,090,000
6,090,000 1.96
1.96 8-10P PREMIERE
Scream QueensFox8:00PM2,009,000
2,009,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P REPEAT
BonesFox8:00PM

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The FlashCW8:00PM1,121,000
1,121,000 0.41
0.41 REPEAT
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM16,882,000
16,882,000 5.96
5.96 827-1114P
ScandalABC9:00PM10,247,000
10,247,000 3.26
3.26 PREMIERE
BlacklistNBC9:00PM

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Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM

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ArrowCW9:00PM778,000
778,000 0.26
0.26 REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM

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How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM8,378,000
8,378,000 2.59
2.59 PREMIERE
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,858,000
4,858,000 1.16
1.16 PREMIERE










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,785,000
5,785,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,258,000
6,258,000 1.10
1.10 PREMIERE
Best Timer Ever/NPHNBC8:00PM3,125,000
3,125,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Minority ReportFox8:00PM2,272,000
2,272,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM1,371,000
1,371,000 0.40
0.40
The MuppetsABC8:30PM3,764,000
3,764,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,243,000
1,243,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,093,000
8,093,000 1.00
1.00 PREMIERE
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,965,000
5,965,000 1.60
1.60 PREMIERE
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,031,000
5,031,000 1.00
1.00 9-11P
RosewoodFox9:00PM2,231,000
2,231,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM1,253,000
1,253,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,895,000
9,895,000 1.30
1.30 PREMIERE
20/20ABC10:00PM5,446,000
5,446,000 1.30
1.30
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,300,000
4,300,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM2,380,000
2,380,000 0.70
0.70 8-11P
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PM1,960,000
1,960,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
College FootballFox8:00PM3,400,000
3,400,000 1.20
1.20 8-11P
NBC BoxingNBC8:30PM1,960,000
1,960,000 0.50
0.50 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM4,790,000
4,790,000 0.90
0.90 9-11P
BonesFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

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Shark TankABC10:00PM

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SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:




Week 1 (Sep. 21-27) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon18,203,0004.69PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,463,0003.23PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue9,005,0002.87PREMIERE
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon11,276,0002.63PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed7,619,0002.40PREMIERE
black-ishABC9:30PMWed7,303,0002.36PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed8,205,0002.15PREMIERE
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue6,054,0001.93PREMIERE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,258,0001.1PREMIERE
The MuppetsABC8:30PMFri3,764,0000.8REPEAT
The Carmichael ShowNBC8:00PMSat1,960,0000.50REPEAT
Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon475,0000.14
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon


Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon


The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Family GuyFox9:00PMSun


The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun


MomCBS9:00PMThu


Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun


Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun


Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


GrandfatheredFox8:00PMTue


The GrinderFox8:30PMTue


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu


Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri


UndatelableNBC8:00PMFri


Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri


Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri


The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun


New GirlFox9:00PMTue


The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


GalavantABC8:00PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, November 20

The Goldbergs - "Angst-Giving" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Even though Beverly’s patience with Pop Pop is put to the test due to his endless Thanksgiving demands, she is able to put aside her own feelings to help heal the longstanding rift between Murray and Pop Pop. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica are ready to return home for the holiday, but Uncle Marvin accidentally drives them to Pittsburgh. Marvin attempts to make it right not knowing if they will make it to Jenkintown in time to celebrate the holiday. Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler return to guest star as Pop Pop and Uncle Marvin.

Schooled - "Friendsgiving" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB celebrates Thanksgiving by having all of William Penn rally around him after a cooking incident at his house, while the alumni faculty football game brings out the competitive sides of Wilma and Coach Mellor.

Modern Family - "The Last Thanksgiving" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron and Mitchell’s friends mistakenly assume they have split up and have definitely chosen a side; and Haley attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for Claire and Phil’s support with the twins. Meanwhile, Jay invites Phil and Dylan out to fly his model plane, and Phil thinks this is his chance to reclaim his dignity after their first outing 10 years ago went so wrong.

Single Parents - "Every Thursday Should Be Like This" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will gets busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Douglas’ home, he asks Angie to hang out with Tracy Freeze (guest star Jama Williamson). Angie reluctantly does so, only to realize that Tracy is actually wonderful, except for a secret she’s keeping from Will. Meanwhile, Miggy shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with the kids’ teacher, Ms. Pronstroller (Sarah Yarkin), as his date, and he enlists Douglas’ assistance in helping them form an in-person connection, given all of their previous communication has been via texts, DMs and memes.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "A Woman's Right to Chop" / "Waiting for Big Mo" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trapped inside Paddy's with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening; Dennis ponders the reasons of playing laser tag and if the pursuit of a victory is worth the effort.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 18)

Wednesday, November 20

  • Adam Driver (Girls) - Watch Adam on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) and Tony Rock (Living Biblically/All of Us) - Michael and Tony are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Quinn (One Day at a Time/2 Broke Girls) - Ed visits The Real, do check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura talks about The Report on People Now at 12pm.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambition on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee talks about Knives Out on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Holiday Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October/November)

My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final 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
09/19 - The Guest Book - Season 1
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

11/19 - Showtime Gets Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot; Jeopardy! Sees Who's the GOAT on ABC Primetime
11/18 - Viacom's Comedy Central Renews The Office & Parks and Recreation; E! Gets New Jason Kennedy Series
11/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 18, 2019)
11/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: One Day at a Time Season Premiere Date Set; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed
11/15 - Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
11/14 - Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
11/13 - 2019 A Very Merry MeTV Lineup; Ricky Gervais Returns to Host Golden Globe Awards
11/12 - CBS Midseason 2020 Plans Include FBI Spin-off; E! Brings Back The Soup
11/11 - NBC Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Announces Midseason 2020 Lineup
11/10 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 11, 2019)
11/09 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fresh Off the Boat Coming to an End; Weeds Sequel in the Works
11/08 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Netflix's Living with Yourself; ABC Orders More Episodes of American Housewife and Bless This Mess
11/07 - COZI TV's Thanksgiving Weekend Unexpected Guests Marathon; MeTV Salutes Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H
11/06 - Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times on Dec. 18; NBC Orders More Superstore Episodes
11/05 - ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom
11/04 - Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere
11/03 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 4, 2019)
11/02 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Casting in Place for Punky Brewster Reboot; Happy Days Cartoon Spinoffs to Arrive on DVD

11/01 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on BoJack Horseman Season 6; Netflix Sets Dec. 5 Date for V Wars
10/31 - Will Arnett to Host Fox Lego Series; Lil Rel HBO Comedy Special Gets Premiere Date
10/30 - HBO Max Announces Lots of News and Series, Including Library Series The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Looney Tunes and More
10/29 - ABC Gets Full Seasons of mixed-ish and More; The Facts of Life Stars Ready to Light Up Lifetime on Christmas
10/28 - Fox Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Picks Up Full Seasons of Both Fall Freshman Series

10/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 28, 2019)
10/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Lizzie McGuire Reboot to Include Original Cast; New DVDs for The Mindy Project and Step by Step
10/25 - Fri-Yay: Sunnyside Becomes the Season's First Cancellation; Maureen McCormick to Co-Host HGTV Christmas Special
10/24 - Antenna TV's Sabrina & Samantha Witch-O-Ween Marathon; Remembering TV Producer Al Burton of Diff'rent Strokes, Charles in Charge and More
10/23 - CBS Renews Freshman Fall 2019 Class; Fox Schedules 9-1-1 Spin-off for Midseason 2020
10/22 - Fox Schedules Comedy Christmas Event; CNBC Gets A-Rod to Get Celebs Back in the Game
10/21 - Fox Picks Up 2nd Season of Bless the Harts; Remembering Bill Macy of Maude
10/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 21, 2019)
10/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Sunnyside Becomes First Casualty of 2019-2020 TV Season; Our Miss Brooks Arrives on DVD