Ratings: Last Man Standing and Malibu Country Rise With Finales, Touch Up, Grimm Steady

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TOUCH-208_SC48_0048On a Friday when not one piece of original network programming dropped versus March Madness, ABC’s sitcom send-offs saw significant gains.

Last Man Standing, with 7.85 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating, rose 22 and 14 percent week-to-week, hit its best numbers since the season opener and led the night in audience. It also tied 20/20 for Friday’s best rating.

Malibu Country meanwhile was up 25 percent to 7 mil/1.4.

Next week: Happy Endings returns to fill Friday’s 8 o’clock hour with double scoops of fresh episodes.

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Fox’s Touch reversed a downward trend, rising 26 percent and a tenth to 2.8 mil/0.7. Next week: Annie Wersching guest-stars in a fun li’l 24 reunion.

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Elsewhere:

* NBC’s Fashion Star (2.9 mil/0.7) added a handful of viewers, while Grimm (5 mil/1.4) was steady.

* The CW’s Cult was flat at 715K/0.2.

* ABC’s Shark Tank (5.75 mil/1.4) delivered the show’s second-largest rerun audience ever.

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Comments (87)

  • last night’s Grimm was so good!! the sandman was definitely one of the creepier villans they’ve had on the show, yikes!

    Comment by Maggie – March 23, 2013 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a feeling Jonathan Taylor Thomas aka JTT aka every girls biggest crush in the 90′s, had something to do with the numbers in Last Man Standing :)

    Comment by Karen – March 23, 2013 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Malibu Country will get a season 2.

    Comment by John – March 23, 2013 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rating seems good if you compare the ratings with other new comedies this year – i have a good feeling about it. I still feel though that this show is more suitable for ABC family. ABC should have kept more edgier and quirky sitcoms like Don’t trust the B. in Apt 23

      Comment by Rivera – March 23, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bring it back. Its one of the shows that you don’t have to close your eyes & ears on some scenes. It’s a decent show. Not smut like most shows on TV

      Comment by Sharon – March 30, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • shows like this should be twiited and you have a winner. think about the many people will love.

        Comment by casimir kuklinski – May 13, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes bring Malibu Country back…it’s one of the only good shows on any channel!

        Comment by melody – May 21, 2013 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I loved mabliu country bring it back please

          Comment by kyliee kelly – September 5, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Agreed!! Love Malibu Country!

            Reba, do yourself a favor and take it to OWN! Oprahs network is really doing the big numbers these days!!

            Absolutely LOVE the show!!

            Comment by Susan OPry – December 30, 2013 04:54 PM PDT  
      • I can’t believe another clean funny and decent show cancelled!! I think it’s awful and the show should GO ON!!! Reba sang in this show and this is good. We love REBA!!!! I think you should give it another try! PLEASE!!!

        Comment by diane – June 18, 2013 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agree totally. Comendy, fun, and music. I’ll watch it

      Comment by AMK – April 12, 2013 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was one show I watched every week. You are jerks for cancelling Malibu Country.

      Comment by Lou Patton – May 14, 2013 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I absolutely loved this show. Please reconsider and let her come back with some changes. We just loved her and her mother, Lily Tomlin!!!

      Comment by Nancy S – May 14, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope this show gets another chance too!

      Comment by sam – May 15, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes I will missed it/it was a good show I loved Reba and Lilly Tomlin together as mother & daughter good together the humor why oh why would you cancel it give it another chance

      Comment by martha combs – August 26, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m with you. There are very “Few” FAMILY Shows available anymore, and Malibu Country was one of the good ones. So sad that everything today evolves around “$$” and not more around moral values. This show dealt with real life family situations and how one family dealt with them. I hope that perhaps another station (one the supports family values) will pick it up. It was good to see Reba back in a sitcom again, but it was “GREAT” seeing Lilly Tomlin again.
      :)

      Comment by John Dornellas – September 14, 2013 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Malibu country was the best. I like Reba they are very funny I hope they’re get a 2 season. love the show.please bring it back.

      Comment by Dora – November 12, 2013 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Malibu Country was one of my favorite shows!!! So sad that it was cancelled!!!!! Reba is wonderful and Sarah Rue was also excellent!!!!

      Comment by Alana Marini – February 3, 2014 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think LMS is a lock for renewal, I mean 1.6 is good for a Friday night comedy on at 7, unfortunately I see Happy Ending doing much worse.

    Comment by Mike – March 23, 2013 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not to sound OLD, but I don’t think Friday is a good move for Happy Ending, it’s really not their demographics. LMS I love love love and it’s a pleasure to watch a family comedy and Tim Allen has such brilliant timing. The wife is great, and the kids are so different that they are fun to watch, although Mandy is my fave.. I was a bit nervous that it could be the end-end because they tied everything up. I hope NOT.

      Comment by High School RULES – March 23, 2013 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m a casual fan of LMS, I love Mandy, Eve and Vanessa, but could care less about the rest of the cast, but alas you are right Happy Ending demographic are not watching TV on Friday.

        Comment by Mike – March 24, 2013 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Fox’s Touch reversed a downward trend, rising 26 percent and a tenth to 2.8 mil/0.7. Next week: Annie Wersching guest-stars in a fun li’l 24 reunion.”

    Annie – yes.

    Last nights episode was really pivotal and sort of redeemed Season 2 for me personally.

    This is all good news. :-D

    Comment by kirads09 – March 23, 2013 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woooooooooow what a powerful ending there was on touch! :O LOVED THE ENDING SCENE AND THE EMOTIONS THAT WERE POURED OUT—– AMAZING —–

    Comment by Kresh – March 23, 2013 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC, renew Grimm already!

    Comment by Dustin – March 23, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It will in May. It’s one of NBC’s highest rated shows.

      Comment by Midori4 – March 23, 2013 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wont lie, Jonathan’s all too brief appearance had a big effect on why I watched it for the first time since last season. Love that both he and Tim poked fun at their Home Improvement days. :)

    Comment by Lynne – March 23, 2013 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope they renew Last Man Standing. Such a good family show.

    Comment by Anonymous – March 23, 2013 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I tried watching Malibu County but after the first two episodes, stopped. It wasn’t as good as Reba and the ditzy blonde neighbour is something she already had before. Not to mention being a single mother, bitter ex-wife, former country singer, etc…..

    Reba was a much better show.

    Comment by robinepowell – March 23, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It definitely does seem like a retread of Reba, but the biggest difference is Lily Tomlin. Her performance as Reba’s mom carries this show. They need more of her.

      Comment by Mikael – March 25, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree, Lily is great! I loved Reba show, glad Malibu is on, but miss, Van!!!!!!! He is sooo funny! Sure like to see him back!!!

        Comment by Carol B – May 3, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I LOVE REBA!!!!!!! She is such a gifted actress and singer!! I loved Lily Tomlin as her mom. I love the entire staff of ”Malibu Country.” I looked forward to watching it every Fri @ 8:30 and now she won’t be on ABC anymore….I’m really sad :(

          Comment by Barb Knight – May 13, 2013 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Worth missing 1/2 hour of Smackdown for.

            Comment by Sam Lauren – May 14, 2013 09:35 AM PDT  
        • They need to give malibu country another chance I loved that show ! Abc is dumb for canceling it hopefully another network will pick it up

          Comment by christi shea burkett – July 13, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. I love Reba, and enjoyed the first two seasons of ‘REBA’, but after that, so many of the shows were totally rediculious, with ‘Barbara Jean’ taking over the shows. (Could that have contributed to ‘REBA’ being cancelled???)

      I tried watching ‘Malibu’, but as it was so much like ‘REBA’, I soon became bored. So disappointed, although I did enjoy Lilly and Reba working together.

      Comment by Beverly M. – May 14, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love LMS and Malibu Country Please keep them on next year.

    Comment by Gail – March 24, 2013 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Follow the networks suggestion and please save HAPPY ENDINGS and give them the same ratings as what it replaced or better!

    Comment by DavidSask – March 25, 2013 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is there no recap for Grimm? My DVR keeps cutting of the end of the show so I miss the last minute at least! I keep forgetting to change the settings on the DVR – this is the only show it happens to!!! WOuld love to know what happened at the end of this ep without having to rewatch the whole thing on a website and having to wait thru commercials etc.

    Comment by KB23 – March 25, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Need Malibu Country back.

    Comment by AMK – April 12, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Man Standing, great show!!!!!Good laughs, clean entertainment! Political jokes are great!!!! I laugh & sure would like too see more seasons!!!!!! Carol B

    Comment by Carol B – May 3, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is not that good of a singer or actor.

    Comment by Wayne Uptagrafft – May 13, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You need you eyes and ears checked

      Comment by Lou Patton – May 14, 2013 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Neitger are you

      Comment by louise – May 24, 2013 11:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Malibu Country! Don’t cancel it.

    Comment by Sandy Z. – May 13, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My family love’s Malibu Country! it’s a great show with great actors! don’t cancel it!!!

    Comment by Andrea – May 13, 2013 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please do not cancel Malibu country I love this show !!!!!!!

    Comment by Regina Williams – May 13, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • please don’t cancel Malibu Country, My wife and I really like the show.

    Comment by James – May 13, 2013 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not at all . it was a good family show

    Comment by alfred b jones – May 14, 2013 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • very sad to see malibu country canceled. reconsider ….one of the best new shows last year

    Comment by bob – May 14, 2013 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You are doing a bad thing cancelling Mablibu counrty. My Father and I watched it every week. There was nothing good on friday nite but this on and Tim Allen show.Please lets get another station to bring it back, but the two shows should be together on same station.

    Comment by Mike – May 14, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am very disappointed in them canceling Malibu Country. I really liked that show. I am sick of them canceling the shows that I like. I think that I am not going to watch any more new shows that come out. I really got into watching Malibu its cancelled now and also Emily Owens MD cancelled now. I am so disappointed. Now more new shows for me.

    Comment by Billie Jo – May 15, 2013 04:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry they’ve cancelled Malibu Country. I really enjoyed the show; Reba and Lily Tomlin are great. There are so few good, clean comedy shows on TV today. Hopefully another network will pick the show up.

    Comment by Shirle – May 15, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a BIG mistake to not bring back Reba and Lily for a 2nd season it’s the only good thing on Friday night that is worth watching.

    Comment by Tamara – May 20, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is wrong with ABC to cancel Malibu Country Reba has great timing and you put Lily Tomlin in the mix you have a great show……………….If CMT was smart there should pick this show up

    Comment by Jeanne – May 24, 2013 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please bring malibu country back. If not then reprise Reba Hart in a 7th season. Reba is good on tv and deserves to to act. Shes funny sweet and amazing please dont do this to her

    Comment by louise – May 24, 2013 11:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Reba and Lilly.!!! The best new comedy on TV. I am so disappointed in ABC

    Comment by Darryl Blankenship – May 27, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Keep reba on. I don’t watch alot on abc, but always did reba.

    Comment by debi – May 29, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! They rather keep stupid shows with cussing and sex scenes in the show on TV instead of family comedy, like ”Malibu Country” which is CLEAN and funny. PLEASE give it another shot. Please Reba do it fir your fans

      Comment by diane – June 18, 2013 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Malibu country last man standing should be cancelled so give it another chance

    Comment by Carlene – June 11, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please bring Malibu Country back….Reba is so awesome and she sang on this show..Who wouldn’t love that??!!! She is so talented!! Loved LilyTomlin,Sara Rue and Jai Rodriguez…great cast!!!! Give it a chance,please!!

    Comment by Douglas Dickson – June 20, 2013 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well well i see getting a good rating isnt worth keeping a great show… Abc will lose rebas fans for sure… That she has alot of hmmm record sales… Bring reba back….better yet maybe nbc can pick it up for season 2…that would be better

    Comment by tom – June 20, 2013 08:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lets boycott ABC…. No Reba …. Turn to NBC….
    BRING REBA AND THE GANG BACK…

    Comment by tom – June 20, 2013 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved watching Malibu Country not only for Reba but Lily too cuz Reba and Lily make the Show absolutely hilarious! I heard that the network was worried that Malibu country was going to take away from Nashville which is crazy cuz they are two completely different types of shows. Go figure I fall in love with a show and the network drops it. I think Malibu is ten times better than Reba (which I only watched for Reba cuz others characters were annoying) at least with this show Lily is just as funny and one hell of an slapstick actress. I watch Malibu when I want too laugh and Nashville when I want a new age soap opera.

    Comment by Paula – July 1, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Malibu Country is Fantastically amazing and should not have a Sereis Finale!(. I belive that if MAlibu Country gets Trace Adkins and, then Taylor swift, and, then Blake Shelton again, And last Miley Cyrus that it will not get a Sereis Finale! who Agrees. If anyone Agrees with me then comment and write I agree my Son watches it and thinks its Hillarous. So it should stay for at least 8 more seasons. Just comment and, type Agree now!

      Comment by vicky – July 2, 2013 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am sooo disappointed to see that Malibu Country is being canceled? I love Reba & the entire cast. It’s a shame that there are so few “family friendly” shows these days. I watch very little TV because of the trash & trashy commercials. I am happy they have decided to keep Last Man Standing & Subgatory.
    Disappointed in Roswell

    Comment by pl weatherby – July 10, 2013 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring malibu country back! Maybe another network will pick it up! Abc is dumb for caceling it!!

    Comment by christi shea burkett – July 13, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Malibu country is way better than the girl in apartment bsee I can’t even remember the name of that show.

    Comment by christi shea burkett – July 13, 2013 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And Malibu country is better than suburgatory

    Comment by christi shea burkett – July 13, 2013 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Malibu Country was a great show with potiential to be one if those shows I could get into for the long run, so that wont happen everytime I find a decent show that isnt all trashy its cancelled is society really that selfish it all has to be erxy or has to go? UGH Hope a smart station picks it up I still watch her Reba episodes :-) thanks 4 letting me vent

    Comment by trish greene – July 13, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like to know where the TV stations get there ratings from, obviously not from the people who watch the shows. I am sick you them cancelling shows that people love. I am also sick of all the “Reality” shows that are so stupid, there are too many of, they take off good family fun shows
    and put those kind of shows on or ones that are completely inappropriate for family TV. I bought all the CD’s of Reba and my family watch them over and over and over, and even though we know what’s going to happen we still laugh and enjoy it. Reba needs to be on TV she is “FUNNY” and that’s what the world today, not a bunch of CRAP”…

    Comment by Carol – July 23, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry for leaving some words out of my post, but I am mad when I’m writing about this. But I think you get my drift!!! The world needs Funny not CRAP..

      Comment by Carol – July 23, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m very happy about Last Man Standing, but sad about Malibu Country. Was a nice simple pairing for Friday nights. I say give it another season. Please

    Comment by LSH – July 26, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YOU GAVE BODY OF PROOF SECOND CHANCE !!WHY CAN’T YOU DO THE SAME FOR MALIBU COUNTRY !! NOT FAIR ABC !! SO THERE FOR I QUIT WATCHING ABC!’ HOPE SOMEONE KNOWS A GOOD SHOW WHEN THEY SEE IT !! PLEASE CMT PICK UP MALIBU COUNTRY LIKE YOU DID DOG !!

    Comment by Kellie – July 30, 2013 01:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Malibu Country was funny and refreshing. It was one of the few shows worth watching. It made you feel good after watching. So tired of the spinnoff reality shows. Give it another chance first seasons sometimes need to be tweeked a bit. I did not think so but I do think Reba ‘s closes where great. Very down to earth and the average woman watching would wear it. Please, if they can keep trying to save shows like Two and Half Men oh please that one is pathatic.

    Comment by Sara tv watcher – August 10, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe Malibu Country is cancelled. I hope some network will bring it back and give it another chance. Obviously, networks are too eager to scrap really good shows. I don’t know if it’s due to greed or stupidity. Probably both.

    Comment by Lisa – August 11, 2013 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was so surprised Malibu Country was cancelled! That was a great show. It says a lot about are moral values these days. So sad. Sure hope someone else picks it up! I’d surely watch!

    Comment by Dana – August 12, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great show that brought some creativity to our lives so must be they need to add violence for ratings?. bring show back.

    Comment by sta – August 21, 2013 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry to hear abc is canceling Malibu Country and Body of Proof. Seems the powers that be want to entice the younger generations into staying home to watch (duh, ain’t happening). The demographics of those who really stay home and watch the boob tube are older generations, who enjoy entertainment, not stupidity. It’s tiring getting vested in these shows to have them cancelled. It would be nice for a series to stay around for more than a year or two.

    Comment by Annie – September 3, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Malibu Country needs to come back for season 2 by another network because Reba and cast were hilarious, good show about real life issuses.Please bring the show back.

    Comment by Karen – September 6, 2013 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can ABC have cancelled 3 good shows? Malibu Country was hilarious. What is wrong with good clean fun? My husband & I love Body of Proof & Red Widow! Why is it that all the shows that have a good storyline, get cancelled when mindless shows stay on? If I see one more stupid reality show I will tune out. It’s about time that the over 40 crowd, who are the ones home watching TV, get a voice!

    Comment by Lois Masrl – September 9, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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