The New York Times presents an interesting analysis of the success of television comedies this fall. According to the article:
"So far this season, sitcoms occupy seven of the top 10 spots among entertainment programs (not counting football) in the category of most financial importance to network executives — viewers ages 18 to 49"
The report suggests that comedy has seen a resurgence in part given the sad state of the American economy and the reality that sitcoms are finally outshining reality and drama television. Both new shows like Fox's The New Girl and staples like ABC's Modern Family are leading the ratings game.
Looks like it's not just a good time for political comedy but for the sitcom as well.