Ratings: ABC's Friday Sitcoms Have Strong Start, Shark Tank Hits New Highs, Nikita Rises

Thank god it’s Friday sitcoms! ABC’s new line-up of week-ending comedy fare fared very well in its first foray, as Last Man Standing opened its sophomore run with 7.84 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating — down sharply from its series launch, sure, but up 19 and 12 percent from its freshman finale and delivering its best numbers since Feb. 7 and March 20, respectively.

Leading out of that, Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country …READ MORE

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Fall TV: ABC Renews Last Man Standing, Picks Up Reba McEntire's Malibu Country Sitcom

ABC capped a very busy Friday evening full of renewals, cancellations and pickups by granting Last Man Standing a Season 2 and granting a series order to Malibu Country, a sitcom fronted by country music vet/sometime TV star Reba McEntire.

Malibu Country revolves around … READ MORE