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

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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* 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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  1. Melissa King says:

    Can’t believe you have again cancelled 2 great shows like Body of Proof and Malibu Country…..sooooo tired of shows that have no story to them! No wonder we don’t want to stay home and watch the major networks. Thank goodness for all of the other channels.

  2. Cindy says:

    Malibu country was hilarious. Fresh. Tomlin also. Rethink cancellation.

  3. Kelli says:

    Please bring back Malibu Country, I really enjoy clean comedy and Reba sure knows how to give that. I do not like all these unrealistic, bloody and killing shows that is the type of shows teaching society it is ok to commit murder and crime!!!!!!!

  4. Leasa says:

    I wish Malibu Country was still on! I love Lily and Reba, and would’ve liked to see their show continued for another season. My Friday night’s are missing those two hilarious ladies!

  5. Carla says:

    I think they should have given Malibu Country a second chance. I loved that show.

  6. Darlene says:

    Malibu country was a great clean show. I enjoyed watching it every week. Why wouldnt you bring something clean back to tv.

  7. Cazlyn says:

    So sick of clean shows being cancelled. Please bring back Reba’s Malibu Country!!!