With hard competition from the Olympics and Idol, Modern Family reruns did well:
“Modern Family” at 8 (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) and wrapping with “Cougar Town” at 10:30 p.m. (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall). Outside of the 8 p.m. “Modern” delivery, the best numbers came with the regularly scheduled episodes of “The Middle” at 8:30 p.m. (1.7/5 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) and “Modern Family” at 9 (1.7/4 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall).
The interesting news of that night was of course that after six years, “American Idol’s” amazing winning streak is over – NBC’s Winter Olympics finished ahead of the Fox.
We say – Tivo Idol and watch Modern Family, lets do even better next time!
FOX: “American Idol” (25 million, 13.5/20)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (14.8 million, 9.0/13)
ABC: “Modern Family” (10.1 million, 5.9/9)/”Cougar Town” (6.7 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.45 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (655,000, 0.5/1)
18-49 leader: “American Idol” (9.5)
The president’s annual address to Congress and the country will air at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 27. All of the big four broadcast networks (along with PBS and the cable news channels) will air it live, resulting in the usual schedule tweaking on the nets’ part.
For ABC: “Modern Family” and “The Middle” reruns at 8, State of the Union at 9, “Cougar Town” rerun at 10:30.
New episode only on 02/03.
E! went to the stars of Modern Family and Glee to see if they think their TV shows are doing anything to shape society’s viewpoints of the LGBTQ community, or if it’s purely entertainment.
Here is what Eric said:
“I think [our show] is a great opportunity to educate people. Our goal is to make people laugh, for sure, but while we’re making people laugh, we want to open their minds that two men can raise a baby and give it love, a future and a life. That’s icing on the cake for the show and the role. We just hope people like what we do.”
ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson said he was renewing ABC’s freshman comedies Modern Family, The Middle and Cougar Town so all three will get a second season.
Great news! Now to will the Golden Globes…
Source: TV by the Numbers
ABC News has an article and a video about their visit to “Modern Family” studio. Here are some highlights from the article:
“We are trying to sort of capture slices of life,” Ferguson says. “The writers really write from their own families, and they are incorporating a lot of our stories as well. And they wanted to feel very real. Not farcical. I think they are doing a pretty good job of balancing that real wackiness with that really subtle sweet humor.”
His partner on television, Eric Stonestreet, agress with the assessment and describes himself in real life as “openly straight.”
“People like to laugh. That resonates first. But I think also we are holding up a little bit of a mirror each week for people to take a look at. Because so oftentimes in life we just breeze past [moments] and don’t acknowledge them, we just sweep them under the rug. … On this set we celebrate them. We celebrate the awkwardness. We celebrate the dysfunction,” Stonestreet says.
“I have been told over and over that no one watches TV anymore, and no one watches comedies. But someone is watching,” Bowen says.
“This show is a lot of fun. And rare,” O’Neill says, knowingly. “They don’t come a long like this often. Now we have to keep this up. That is our job. And [it's] stressful. When you come out of the gate like this you have expectations. Can we keep this up? But it is better to come out like this than to come out limping.”
Opposite the World Series “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town” Are the Night’s Top 2 Series in Key Adults
- TV’s No. 1 Non-Sports Net on Wednesday, ABC Scores its Highest:
- Adult 18-49 Rating on the Night in 4 Weeks, Opposite the World Series
- “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town” Are the Night’s Top 2 Series in Key Adults
- Opposite the World Series, “Modern Family” Hits its Top Adult 18-49 Number
- In 4 Weeks and Marks Series Highs with Adults 18-34, Key Men, Teens and Kids
Shooting up from its lead-in by 68% in Adults 18-49, ABC’s “Modern Family” beat out its non-sports competitors at 9:00pm to qualify as the No. 1 TV series of the night (3.7/9). The ABC series won its hour, beating the World Series, among key Women: W18-49 (4.2/10) and W25-54 (4.8/11).
“Modern Family” was up week to week in Total Viewers (+6%) Adults 18-49 (+9%), hitting its best young adult number in 4 weeks – since 9/30/09. Although it faced the World Series, the freshman ABC comedy achieved series-high numbers in Adults 18-34, key Men (M18-34/M18-49), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.
“Modern Family” is exhibiting big increases over its first-reported numbers through DVR playback, jumping by 1.2 million viewers and by an additional 7-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point from the initially reported Live + Same Day Numbers to the Live + 7 Day DVR finals.
[source: TV By The Numbers]