Tonight,  ABC’s comedy lineup is all repeats except for Cougar Town.  

Last week against the premiere of American Idol, Cougar Town went down to a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49. But last week it had a new Modern Family as a lead-in and despite facing Idol, Modern Family held up well with a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Without a new Modern Family lead-in it’s easy to predict Cougar Town will drop,  the question is how much? I’m guessing ~10% down to a 2.2.

Not to go all “Groundhog Day’ on you, but next Wednesday (which is Groundhog Day) Cougar Town will once again be the only new ABC comedy lineup. It will be Cougar Town’s last new episode for a while as it goes on break to make room for the premiere of Mr. Sunshine on February 9.  As an aside, the scheduling the next two weeks also impacts Off the Map, which will be airing new episodes at 10pm.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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