View Full Version : 2003-04 Top Rated Sitcoms by Network


vashti1999
06-13-2004, 01:44 AM
These are, for each network, the top five sitcoms for the 2003-2004 season, based on the average ratings for each show. The number in parentheses before the title is where it ranked on the overall list (for example, American Idol was (1), C.S.I. was (2), etc.) The number after the title is the average number of viewers in millions.

NBC
(5) Friends (21.4 million viewers)
(15) Will & Grace (15.6)
(25) Coupling (12.3)
(36) Fraiser (10.9)
(42) Scrubs (10.3)

CBS
(10) Everybody Loves Raymond (17.4 million viwers)
(16) Two and A Half Men (15.3)
(26) Still Standing (11.8)
(32) King of Queens (11.1)
(37) Yes Dear (10.7)

FOX
(37) Simpsons (10.7 million viewers)
(47) That 70's Show (10.0)
(64) Malcolm In The Middle (8.4)
(88) Bernie Mac (7.5)
(101) King of the Hill (6.5)

ABC
(47) 8 Simple Rules (10.0 million viewers)
(49) According To Jim (9.9)
(55) My Wife and Kids (9.6)
(61) Less Than Perfect (8.8)
(63) It's All Relative (8.6)

WB
(128) Reba (4.0 million viewers)
(148) Grounded For Life (2.9)
(150) All About The Andersons (2.7)
(150) Like Family (2.7)
(153) What I Like About You (2.6)

UPN
(131) Girlfriends (3.7 million viewers)
(131) Eve (3.7)
(137) Half & Half (3.5)
(140) All of Us (3.4)
(141) The Parkers (3.3)

Source: Entertainment Weekly Analysis of Nielsen Media Research Data

barwars
06-13-2004, 04:43 PM
of that list, I watched....

NBC
(36) Fraiser (10.9)
(42) Scrubs (10.3)

CBS
(16) Two and A Half Men (15.3)
(32) King of Queens (11.1)

FOX
(37) Simpsons (10.7 million viewers)

ABC
(47) 8 Simple Rules (10.0 million viewers)
(49) According To Jim (9.9)
(55) My Wife and Kids (9.6)
(61) Less Than Perfect (8.8)


I like.... (88) Bernie Mac (7.5)
but it was always on a weird times, and I always seemed to miss it.
I think I saw it twice this season, if that.

Dean Winchester
06-13-2004, 05:13 PM
know where I can find the entire list?

how funny how NBC killed Coupling after only 4 episodes, despite getting better ratings than Frasier and Scrubs and being their #3 sitcom

barwars
06-13-2004, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by BuffySlayer79
know where I can find the entire list?

how funny how NBC killed Coupling after only 4 episodes, despite getting better ratings than Frasier and Scrubs and being their #3 sitcom

its a lot easier to keep a higher average when you only air something like 4 episodes.
Coupling wouldve dropped in the ratings, and been a big downer for NBC.
Not to mention.... it wasnt any good!!

vashti1999
06-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by BuffySlayer79
know where I can find the entire list?



It's in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Tom Hanks cover.

vashti1999
06-13-2004, 09:35 PM
barwars and BuffySlayer, I know you both watch Arrested Development. That was #6 on the FOX sitcom list, #107 overall with an average of 6.2 million viewers.

db108108
06-13-2004, 10:53 PM
I also have the entire list up on my website as well as 18-49 ratings.

http://www.angelfire.com/tv/JustTV/tvreview0304finalviewers1.html

James
06-14-2004, 12:59 AM
I'm surprised Life With Bonnie is not listed under ABC.

:eek:

vashti1999
06-14-2004, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by James
I'm surprised Life With Bonnie is not listed under ABC.

:eek:

Overall, Life With Bonnie ranked 84 with an average of 7.6 million viewers. Hope & Faith and I'm With Her ranked higher than Bonnie among ABC sitcoms. George Lopez averaged just less: 7.5 million.

James
06-14-2004, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by vashti1999
Overall, Life With Bonnie ranked 84 with an average of 7.6 million viewers

Thanks for the info! I'm still puzzled by the fact it was canceled while Arrested Development, at #107 with only 6.2 viewers, was renewed. 7.6, 84, 6.2, 107, you do the math. :rolleyes:

barwars
06-14-2004, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by James
Thanks for the info! I'm still puzzled by the fact it was canceled while Arrested Development, at #107 with only 6.2 viewers, was renewed. 7.6, 84, 6.2, 107, you do the math. :rolleyes:

Because it's the smartest and funniest show on TV.
FOX KNOWS that they have gold with the critics with this one, so they didn't let it go.

On the other hand.... critics hate most, if not all of ABC's sitcoms.
(not that they're bad, I like them too.... just nowhere as much as Arrested Development)

Also, different networks.
What's expected for ABC is higher than what is expected for FOX.