In 2017, ABC famously cancelled the Last Man Standing sitcom after six seasons. Though the series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the FOX network didn’t save it. A year later, FOX decided to revive the Tim Allen series and give it the same Friday night timeslot. Will the ratings be better on FOX than they were on ABC? Will Last Man Standing be cancelled or renewed for season eight? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A family sitcom on FOX, Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Hector Elizondo, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Krista Marie Yu, and Jonathan Adams. Kaitlyn Dever will recur. The series revolves around Mike Baxter (Allen), the marketing director of the Outdoor Man sporting goods stores and a “man’s man”. His family doesn’t see eye-to-eye with him so it can sometimes be a little tough for Mike to stand his ground and stay in touch with his inner man.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of Last Man Standing on ABC averaged a 1.15 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 6.41 million viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Last Man Standing TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?
*4/18/19 update: FOX has renewed Last Man Standing for an eighth season.