Last Man Standing opens well for ABC
All those pop-up promos of Tim Allen seemed to work for ABC: Two back-to-back original episodes of Last Man Standing on Tuesday earned a 3.5 rating/9 share — up 9% from the premiere of No Ordinary Family last season, according to early results. The block averaged 12.9 million viewers.
Dancing with the Stars also saw a boost. The results show that sent Chynna Phillips packing earned a 3.2/8 — up 10% from last week. (Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million).. It averaged 16.6 million. Body of Proof, however, wasn’t so lucky. It notched a 1.9/5, down 5%, and 9.3 million viewers .
NCIS on CBS led at 8 p.m. with a 3.9/11 and 18.6 million, even though that was a season low. Same for NCIS: LA, which got a 3.3/8 and 15.3 mil. Unforgettable dropped 8% to a 2.3/8 and 11.7 million, another series low. Step it up, Poppy Montgomery!
Fox aired baseball and will release results later. Over at NBC, The Biggest Loser posted its lowest-rated fall telecast ever with a 2.0/5 and 5.4 million, but at least it didn’t take Parenthood down with it. The family drama earned a 2.1/5, up 5%, and 5.2 million viewers. So is it just us, or are you folks tiring of the primetime reality shows this season?
Can’t forget about Sarah Michelle Gellar! Ringer posted a 33% gain in 18-49 (.8/2) versus last week. She averaged 1.7 million viewers.
Bottom line: CBS appears to have won the night in the demo (3.2/8) and viewers (15.2 million). ABC earned a 2.9/7 and 12.9 million.