Saturday, May 18, 2024

Sign of the Times? Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” Lost 255K Viewers in Post World Series Return


It’s not just “Roseanne 2.0” that’s suffering in the ratings of conservative turnaround.

Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” transplanted from ABC to Fox, was down 255,000 viewers in its post World Series return.

On Friday, the comedy scored 6,026,000 viewers. Two weeks ago, it was up to 6,281,000.

“Last Man Standing” was also beaten in total viewers at 8pm by “McGyver” on CBS. Later in the evening, at 10pm, another conservative in a better show, Tom Selleck in “Blue Bloods,” scored over 8 million and was the top rated show for the night.

“Last Man” is now going to be watched closely to see if it is already fading a la “The Conners” on ABC.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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