Last Man Standing may have the last laugh. Despite receiving decidedly mixed reviews, the Tim Allen vehicle premiered to 13 million total viewers on Tuesday night, while scoring a Glee-like 3.5 demo rating. That amounts to ABC’s most-watched 8 o’clock comedy premiere since September 2004, and the highest-rated one in five years. Plus, it was up 9 percent versus No Ordinary Family‘s year-ago performance in the same slot.
Other Tuesday headlines include The CW’s Ringer (1.72 mil/0.8) rebounding from last week with a 17 percent bump in viewers and a 33 percent increase in the coveted 18-49 demo. (Thanks, MIA New Girl?) Also, Parenthood (5.3 mil/2.1) popped some 5 percent on both counts, besting Body of Proof‘s demos in the 10 pm hour.
8 pm | NCIS (18.7 million viewers/4.0 rating) was Tuesday’s most-watched and highest-rated program, down just a hair week-to-week. Placing third in all hours, Fox’s coverage of the ALCS Game 3 averaged 7.94 mil and a 2.4. The Biggest Loser (5.5 mil/1.9) dipped a bit, while 90210 (1.54 mil/0.7) gained some eyeballs and held steady in the demo.
9 pm | Gaining 10 percent versus last Tuesday, Dancing With the Stars (16.6 mil/3.2) led the hour in audience, while NCIS: Los Angeles (15.4 mil/3.3) eked out a win in the demo.
10 pm | CBS’ Unforgettable (11.8 mil/2.3) dipped a smidge in the demo but saw an uptick in total viewers. Body of Proof (9.4 mil/1.9) slipped 5 percent.
What were you tuned into this Tuesday?