ABC is going to regret cancelling Last Man Standing, if they don’t already. The new show debuted on FOX this week and the ratings were through the roof!
TV Ratings: ‘Last Man Standing’ Surges in Fox Debut
“Last Man Standing” debuted its seventh season on Fox Friday night, with the Tim Allen-led sitcom rocketing past its previous season numbers on ABC.
“Last Man Standing” averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers, airing at 8 p.m. By comparison, the Season 6 premiere on ABC drew a 1.1 rating and 6 million viewers, while that season as a whole averaged a 1.2 rating and 6.4 million viewers. In fact, the last time the series drew over 8 million viewers was back in its fourth season, and the last time it drew a 1.8 rating or better was in Season 2. It was also Fox’s most watched comedy on any night in nearly seven years, excluding NFL nights, and was by far the top-rated show of Friday night.
That made for an excellent lead-in for freshman series “The Cool Kids,” with the series premiere of that show drawing a 1.5 and 6.8 million viewers at 8:30. The season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” followed at 9 with a 0.9 and 3.1 million viewers, even with last season’s debut. Between the three shows, Fox had its most watched Friday with entertainment in over nine and a half years and it’s highest-rated Friday during premiere week in seven years.
What was ABC thinking when they scrapped this show? It makes no sense!
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