Ratings: Last Man Standing Stands Tall, Ringer Rebounds, Parenthood Perks Up

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.

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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.

Going hour-by-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.

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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?