Network Sitcom Power Rankings – Week of December 3, 2012

There were a lot of Christmas episodes this week, but luckily not enough to make me sick of them. Yet. Away we go!

#1 Apartment 23 – Season 2 Episode 5 – More people need to love this show. Go love this show. Go! The best thing about this episode was Tom Lennon guest starring. And James befriending June’s DWTS-Expert Mom. And everything else in the episode.

#2 Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 9 – Jerry Dinner! Tammy 2! Dumpster Fight! Chair! This episode had it all!

#3 Suburgatory – Season 2 Episode 7 – *SPOILERS* Dalia’s music video for Yolanda made me say, “What the f***?!” It was awesome. Ryan discovering he’s adopted and running off like an apeman was also awesome.

#4 Go On – Season 1 Episode 11 – I’m glad this is the show that decided to do an End of the World Party, Mr. K is the perfect host for the apocalypse!

#5 Ben and Kate – Season 1 Episode 10 – Everyone loves a camping trip! Ben’s list of trees was my favorite part, followed closely by Tommy being all about the dog and oblivious to the attractive female owner.

#6 The Office – Season 9 Episode 9 – Dwight’s Christmas party was bizarre yet delightful in that we basically found out his true feelings for Jim. New Jim and Erin’s relationship is developing as expected. Toby and Nellie… Well. Huh.

#7 The Neighbors – Season 1 Episode 9 – If they get renewed for a second season, what the heck are they going to do? All of the holidays are used up! I liked that Larry thinks an Etch-s-Sketch is an iPad. There’s a pretty big difference between the two though… I really want an Etch-a-Sketch.

#8 New Girl – Season 2 Episode 10 – Overall this is my favorite episode of the season so far. I enjoyed all of the storylines, especially Jess and Winston’s ever-escalating coverup of their rooftop tub accident.

#9 Happy Endings – Season 3 Episode 5 – Brad as a trophy wife was hilarious. Penny wearing her helmets with loose straps bugged me so much. Everything else was pretty good.

#10 The Big Bang Theory – Season 6 Episode 10 – If we can’t get a Penny/Sheldon episode, at least we got a Howard story. Sheldon taking care of Amy was funny too.

#11 The Mindy Project – Season 1 Episode 8 – The feud with the holistic midwives was excellent. Mark Duplass!

#12 Up All Night – Season 2 Episode 9 – I really liked Reagan’s story this week, and I like that the construction company is finally getting off the ground. It didn’t seem like they were doing anything with it the last few episodes.

#13 Whitney – Season 2 Episode 3 – I enjoyed the flashbacks but it felt like this episode had barely any B and C stories because of it. I’d have preferred a bit more focus on the other character.

#14 Last Man Standing – Season 2 Episode 6 – Does anyone else think it’s strange that Last Man Standing is the most political sitcom on the air right now? This was a decent episode, I liked Mandy’s storyline at the store the most.

#15 How I Met Your Mother – Season 8 Episode 9 – A pretty good episode, Barney with Patrice has some potential, but mostly it’s the same old HIMYM stuff.

#16 Guys With Kids – Garney and Nemily’s storylines were both pretty good, and I actually liked Chris and Emily for once. However, this show is so much different than most of the other shows still on the rankings it’s difficult to compare, so I have to eliminate it this week. I will probably keep watching it though.

And the running totals, Apartment 23 pulls into the lead!

(Show Name – Total – Avg)
Apartment 23 – 7 – 1.40
Parks and Recreation – 13 – 1.44
Go On – 27 – 2.45
Animal Practice – 16 – 2.67 – Canceled
Suburgatory – 21 – 3.00
Neighbors – 45 – 5.00
Modern Family – 50 – 5.56
Office – 53 – 5.89
Ben and Kate – 61 – 6.10
New Girl – 77 – 7.70
Big Bang Theory – 85 – 8.50
Up All Night – 77 – 8.56
Mindy Project – 69 – 8.63
Last Man Standing – 63 – 10.50
Middle – 84 – 10.50
Happy Endings – 57 – 11.40
Raising Hope – 94 – 11.75 – Eliminated
Guys With Kids – 121 – 12.10 – Eliminated
How I Met Your Mother – 109 – 12.11
Whitney – 40 – 13.33
Partners – 88 – 14.67 – Canceled
2 Broke Girls – 106 – 15.14 – Eliminated
Malibu Country – 46 – 15.33 – Eliminated
Two and a Half Men – 64 – 16.00 – Eliminated
30 Rock – 35 – 17.50 – Eliminated
Mike and Molly – 37 – 18.50 – Eliminated
New Normal – Eliminated

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