The Class


The Class Information

The Class is

Episode # Title Air date Rating Share 18"49 Viewers Rank
1 "The Class Reunites" September 18, 2006 6.9 11 3.7 10.60 #42
2 "The Class Visits a Hospital" September 25, 2006 5.7 9 2.8 8.51 #48
3 "The Class Learns About Hurricanes" October 2, 2006 5.5 9 2.8 8.00 #55
4 "The Class Blows The Whistle" October 9, 2006 6.5 10 3.7 10.05 #44
5 "The Class Gets Frozen Yogurt" October 16, 2006 5.6 8 3.1 8.70 #51
6 "The Class Goes Trick-or-Treating" October 23, 2006 5.5 8 2.9 8.12 #55
7 "The Class Goes To a Bar" November 6, 2006 4.9 7 2.9 7.70 #58
8 "The Class Celebrates a Birthday" November 13, 2006 5.5 8 3.0 8.52 #51
9 "The Class Gives Thanks" November 20, 2006 5.4 8 2.9 8.32 #50
10 "The Class Runs Into a Convenience Store" November 27, 2006 5.5 8 3.1 8.71 #47
11 "The Class Celebrates an Anniversary" December 11, 2006 5.5 8 3.1 8.74
12 "The Class Visits a Bad Neighbourhood" January 8, 2007 5.1 7 2.9 7.76 #53
13 "The Class Hits It" January 15, 2007 4.5 6 2.7 7.07 #52
14 "The Class Has To Go To a Stupid Museum" January 22, 2007 5.7 8 3.2 8.99 #29
15 "The Class Eats Moroccan Chicken" February 5, 2007 6.2 9 3.6 9.72 #40
16 "The Class Has a Snow Day" February 12, 2007 5.9 9 3.3 8.97 #45
17 "The Class Springs a Leak" February 19, 2007 5.5 8 3.3 8.80 #39
18 "The Class Rides a Bull" February 26, 2007 5.7 9 3.5 8.90 #44
19 "The Class Goes Back To The Hospital" March 5, 2007 5.8 9 3.2 8.77 #34
Key: "Rating" is the estimated percentage of all TVs tuned to the show, "share" is the percentage of all TVs in use that are tuned in. "18"49" is the percentage of all 18"49 year olds watching the program. "Viewers" is the estimated number of actual people watching, in millions. "Rank" is the place in which the episode ranked up against all of the shows broadcast during the week that the episode was aired.

Seasonal ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of The Class on CBS:

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, or occasionally early June, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.

Season Timeslot (EDT) Series premiere Series finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18"49 Rating/Share
(rank)
1 Monday 8:00 P.M. (September 18, 2006 " October 2, 2006)
Monday 8:30 P.M.(October 9, 2006 " March 5, 2007)
September 18, 2006 March 5, 2007 2006"2007 #65 8.4 3.0/8 (#61)

Ratings competition

The Class aired against Prison Break on Fox, Deal or No Deal on NBC, Wife Swap on ABC, and All of Us on The CW. During the first few episodes The Class was up against 7th Heaven and then Everybody Hates Chris. The Class consistently surpassed Wife Swap, All of Us, 7th Heaven, and Everybody Hates Chris in the ratings.

Episodes

Reception

Critical reaction

The Class received generally mixed reviews, receiving a rating of 59 from Metacritic. The most positive reviews were received from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Many critics heavily praised the performances of Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Kat Warbler and Richie Velch.

Critical comments

Publisher Comment
Positive comments
The Philadelphia Inquirer The best sitcom this year, and one of the best in a lot of years.
USA Today Juggling such a large ensemble won't be easy, and the producers have to guard against crowding too many stories together at the cost of depth and development.... If they can get the balance right, though, Class should be an ideal fit for CBS' successful Monday lineup.
Orlando Sentinel Not since Friends has a comedy been blessed with so many appealing performers matched to sharply drawn characters.
Hollywood Reporter In addition to some screwball comedy, it also has a lot of heart.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cute but not cloying, funny but not overflowing with gratuitous sex jokes, The Class earns a B+, which easily puts it in contention for valedictorian among fall 2006's freshman comedies.
Negative comments
Boston Globe The Class will never be smart, or clever, or original, but it does have a chance of becoming inoffensive and diverting.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Hang out for a while... and you may quickly realize why you didn't stay in touch with most of your fellow third-graders. People like these suck the life out of you.
Kansas City Star The punchlines fell flat more often than not.
Time Almost none of [the characters] shows signs of becoming an actual person rather than a high-concept joke.
San Francisco Chronicle The best that The Class can muster is a kind of cookie-cutter familiarity (also known as lameness) that gets prodded by the laugh track to make everyone at home feel like a good time is being had. It's not.
Washington Post The Class has very little. Considerably worse than being classless, however, is being laughless, at least if you happen to be a sitcom, and The Class does, albeit one that's about as rib-tickling as a migraine.
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Race

The show has been criticized because it does not contain a single non-white lead despite being set in Philadelphia, a city with a large black population. The creators of the show have defended this charge, saying that two of the characters, twin sisters, Lina and Kat, are adopted by Korean parents (which, by the end of the series, turned out not to have been covered by the storyline), and "...when we wrote the script, we wrote it color-blind." Television columnist Lisa de Moraes does not believe this, saying that David Crane has used the color-blind excuse since Friends.

Awards

The Class won the Favorite New TV Comedy Award at the 33rd People's Choice Awards. It was up against 30 Rock and 'Til Death. 30 Rock and 'Til Death were both renewed for second seasons while The Class was not.

The Class was also nominated by the Art Director's Guild for Excellence in Production Design for a Multi Camera Television Series, this was for the Pilot episode, The Class Reunites. Mad TV won the award.

In July 2007, The Class was nominated for the 59th Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series, the show lost to How I Met Your Mother.

Won

  • People's Choice Award "? Favorite New TV Comedy: Also Nominated: 30 Rock, 'Til Death

Nominated

  • Art Directors Guild "? Excellence in Production Design for a Multi Camera Television Series: for the episode "The Class Reunites"
  • Emmy Award "? Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series: for the episode "The Class Reunites"



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