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Last Man Standing: Season Two Ratings

last man standing season two ratingsLast season, Last Man Standing didn’t get great ratings and could have been cancelled. ABC renewed it instead. Will the numbers get better or worse this season — especially now that it’s moved to Friday nights? Stay tuned.

Revolving around a “guy’s guy” who lives with his wife and three daughters, Last Man Standing typically airs Friday nights on the ABC network. The cast includes Allen, Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, and Amanda Fuller.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Last Man Standing is going to be cancelled or renewed for a third season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a third season for 2013-14.

Final season averages: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.93 million total viewers.

Episode 02-18: Friday, 03/22/13 (finale)
1.6 in the demo (+14% change) with 7.84 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 1.49 in the demo with 6.93 million.

Episode 02-17: Friday, 03/15/13
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 6.43 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.48 in the demo with 6.88 million.

Episode 02-16: Friday, 03/08/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 6.96 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.49 in the demo with 6.91 million.

Episode 02-15: Friday, 03/01/13
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 7.05 million (+17% change).
Season averages: 1.49 in the demo with 6.90 million.

Episode 02-14: Friday, 02/22/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 6.04 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.49 in the demo with 6.89 million.

Episode 02-13: Friday, 02/15/13
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 6.74 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.50 in the demo with 6.96 million.

Episode 02-12: Friday, 02/08/13
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 7.29 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.51 in the demo with 6.98 million.

Episode 02-11: Friday, 02/01/13
1.4 in the demo (+8% change) with 6.92 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.51 in the demo with 6.95 million.

Episode 02-10: Friday, 01/18/13
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 6.62 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.52 in the demo with 6.95 million.

Episode 02-09: Friday, 01/11/13
1.5 in the demo (+7% change) with 6.89 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.54 in the demo with 6.99 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 02-08: Friday, 01/04/13
1.4 in the demo (-7% change) with 6.63 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.55 in the demo with 7.00 million.

Episode 02-07: Friday, 12/14/12
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 6.81 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.57 in the demo with 7.06 million.

Episode 02-06: Friday, 12/07/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% change) with 6.54 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.58 in the demo with 7.10 million.

Episode 02-05: Friday, 11/30/12
1.6 in the demo (+14% change) with 6.72 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 7.21 million.

Episode 02-04: Friday, 11/23/12
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 6.68 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 7.33 million.

Episode 02-03: Friday, 11/16/12
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 7.13 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.67 in the demo with 7.55 million.

UPDATE: ABC has ordered three additional scripts.

Episode 02-02: Friday, 11/09/12
1.6 in the demo (-20% change) with 7.44 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 7.76 million.

Episode 02-01: Friday, 11/02/12
2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.07 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 8.07 million.

Compared to the series premiere last year, the show was down by 43% in the demo (vs a 3.5 rating) and down by 37% in viewership (vs. 12.9 million). It was however Last Man Standing’s best performance since the end of February.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.61 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Last Man Standing TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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{ 98 comments… read them below or add one }

Boyd February 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

What a great show. Finally we have a different side to watch. Thank you abc.

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Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Great show

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ttom January 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

love the show

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jj January 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

LOVE this show – PLEASE PLEASE Renew it!

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Letitgo January 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Please cancel this crap!

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Sandy January 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Love the show. I’m glad there is a conservative view in comedy for once.

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Ann January 17, 2013 at 2:06 am

Right wing crap agenda. Who knew Tim Allen was so far out there? I hope it gets canceled

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MsA January 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Love the show’s new S2 edge. Kaitlyn Dever as Eve is remarkable – a future star.

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Celeste January 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Last Man Standing is one of the best comedies on TV. It is enjoyable, refreshing & great entertainment. The show is well written and the cast is a delight. Last Man Standing should air for many more years to come.

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Lori Cavanna January 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Tim Allen is awesome in whatever he does. I think he should develope some of the major male characters more — like his brother (Mike Roe) and Richard Karn. The good thing about Home Improvement was you felt the characters had a certain depth and likeable nature that made you want to tune in. The show should be more about the people and less about making a point.

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Sam January 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I really enjoy this show. The writing is great! Love that is is NOT politically correct. My family enjoys watching !

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Craig January 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

The new daughter is boring. I miss the chemistry and fun of the first season.

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Marie January 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Please, please, please get rid of the baby daddy! He’s annoying and a sub-par actor.

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Kieran January 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

I think the show will be cancelled because it has gone down hill from season one. The new character change has destroyed the show and it has gone too political.

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serenawest January 5, 2013 at 12:21 am

I think the show is very clever. The political commentary is well balanced. Good clean humor that has different twists every week. The girls growing up is good. I don’t mind the new girl, it is a change so embrace it. Keep the show on, it is by far the best thing on Friday night. Best of luck!

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