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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  1. Anonymous says

    Please keep both on its family friendly and funny My husband & i recorded them to watch with family

  2. Sherry says

    Please do not cancel it. It’s one of the few TV shows my husband & I can watch together. He watches sports and I watch … DWTS and Hallmark channels. Reality shows are ridiculous. Thanks.

  3. B says

    Last Man Standing was so much better in its first season. If they can’t find a way to bring back Alexandra Krosney then I think the show should be cancelled. I’m tired of the outdated All In The Family format! The show has lost its initial premise…that being a Man’s man re-adjusting to living with his lovely wife & lovely daughters after years of travelling around the world. I’m sick of the Archie Bunker routine!

  4. phyllis harvey says

    My husband and I love this show . It pokes fun at both left and right. Not over done. It’s just a great family show. Please save Last Man Standing!

  5. Reg Owens says

    Reality shows SUCK….. Most comedies are nothing but sex, and violence is getting worse in other type shows. Ditto Movies out of Hollywood. There are increasingly more violent killings by mental misfits who watch TV violence and play violent video games. THUS, we have innocent children being murdered in our schools, gangs are running wild in big and small cities in America shooting and killing one another. YET, the powers to be look the other way and cry First Amendment Rights.
    Along comes a show with values, fun, comedy, and WORTH WATCHING,,, and ABC elects to cancel. Grow some GONADS ABC executives and keep this worthwhile program “LAST MAN STANDING” on the Friday nights.
    Over the air TV, especially the NEWS program, is showing so many commercials plus redundant weather reports every 10 minutes, we the viewers become disgusted and turn of the idiot box off and say “TO BLAZES with it.”
    Yet the American Broadcasters Association is telling us we get out news from over the air broadcasting stations to which I say BullS–T.
    TV channels showing movies have so many commercials we forget what the movie was by the time all the boring commercials are thrown at us…so we flip the switch and desert TV broadcasts altogether.
    Wise up, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC… you’re losing viewers and losing FAST.
    Last Man Standing is one of the last remaining ABC shows I watch.
    DISGUSTED WITH OVER THE AIR programs.

  6. Clark & Rose says

    We echo Stacey’s comments!! The dynamic of the show is unique and doesn’t follow the tired formulas out there today. And I think most people DVR shows anymore so how do we get counted?? Last Man Standing is true comedy…let True Comedy Reign!

  7. says

    Tim Allen is Funny! We love the cast and the show. We didn’t like the episodes when the liberal writers got carried away, making Boyd’s dad a very unsympathetic character. Just be funny! Like I said, great ensemble.

  8. Stacey says

    Last Man Standing is so funny and the interactions between father, mother, daughters, and of course, we can’t forget Kyle…it is so well done. If this show is cancelled, then it will confirm that the majority of Americans have become TV Idiots! Perhaps they should move the show to another night since Friday is notorious for lower ratings, but my question is….how do the “powers that be” correctly gauge ratings anymore? Most of us have DVRs and record the shows to watch later. I save Last Man Standing and watch it on Sunday morning so I can begin my day with some laughs! Tim Allen is already well established in the sitcom world, and he deserves the respect to allow this series to continue. I didn’t think there could be another sitcom couple with the chemistry of Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson, but kudos to Nancy Travis who is also perfect with Tim Allen. Save this show please!

  9. Rev says

    Love last man standing! Like the other eldest daughter better! Please don’t cancel it! Prefer not to watch all those reality shows!

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