ABC’s Wednesday Sitcoms: Three Do Okay, One Not So Much

Oct 8, 2009  •  Post A Comment

What former Emmy-winning actor may soon be looking for another show if the ratings don’t improve?

If you’re thinking Kelsey Grammer, you’re on the right track. A couple of weeks into the new season and ABC’s Wednesday sitcom lineup seems to have three potential hits and one likely to be canceled, judging by the ratings.

According to B&C, "Hank" fell sharply last night, to a 1.6/5 a week after debuting with a 2.3/7, while "The Middle" slipped only slightly from last week’s 2.5/7 to a 2.1/6.

The 9-10 p.m. sitcoms, "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" did better, 3.2/9 for the former and 3.1/8 for the latter, which tied it for second place with Fox’s "Glee."

–Allison J. Waldman 


  1. Grammer is not a “former Emmy winner”; he has not has his five awards rescinded. This isn’t a king-of-the-hill competition where a new winner unseats the old. He’s an Emmy winner, and always will be.

  2. Definitely subscribing to comments. Kudos.

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