Updated: Predict the Ratings for the Premieres of 'Last Man Standing' and 'Malibu Country'

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November 2nd, 2012

Update: Last Man Standing's season premiere drew a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 7.84 million viewers and the series premiere of Malibu Country scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and 8.9 million viewers in the preliminary Nielsen numbers

Tonight ABC is attempting to bring back the glory days of its 1980s and 1990s  TGIF line-up of family friendly multi-camera comedies with the premieres of Last Man Standing and Malibu Country. Can Tim Allen and Reba fill the Olsen Twins tiny shoes? Was it a bad idea to move the night's biggest hit Shark Tank to 9PM?

Last season, Last Man Standing premiered to a strong 3.6 adults 18-49 rating on Tuesday October 11, 2011. The ratings for the May 8, 2012 season finale fell to a 1.7 among adults 18-49.

Reba is a popular actress whose previous sit-com on the WB, Reba, made it to syndication. But ABC's other country music themed show, Nashville, has been a mediocre performer despite a ton of promotion. The lower ratings for last night's CMA Awards don't seem like a good omen.

Make your predictions then explain your reasoning in the comments.




  • mike

    LMS 1.7
    MC 1.8

    LMS was very funny but they need the older daughter back, I thought the new one was a friend of the moms at first.

    MC had some LOL moments but Sara Rue was too much, I get that’s how her character is suppose to be but she over did it. I loved her on Less Than Perfect so that was a little upsetting that she wasn’t so great in this.

  • CrimTV

    SpoilerTV are reporting a 1.9 for LMS and 2.2 for MC! and a 2.3 for SHARK TANK!

  • Nick

    ABC must be very happy with thise numbers. (And I am too!)

  • Nick

    The best case senario is that they stay steady at ~1.8 for the whole season. Of course, If Shark Tank ends up getting hurt by the move to 9 (the 2.3 might be a fluke because of Seth McFarlane’s guest stint on the show), that’s a different story.

  • Nick

    SpoilerTV says Nikita got a 0.4!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DougF

    I expect Last Man Standing to be way down next week judging by people’s reactions to the shows changes. I didn’t watch it but just seems like a lot of people didn’t like the new actress who take over the role as one of the daughters. I even saw a few people mention it would have been better if they would have just written the daughter off and had the new actress portray a relative who was staying with them or something.

  • Dillan


    No, it says Nikita got a 0.3.

    According to SpoilerTV, Malibu Country was the highest rated show last night and the only show to get over a 2.

  • Chuck Finley (AJ)

    LMS got a 1.9.
    MC got a 2.2

  • omabin

    where are you guys seeing shark tank ratings? i cannot find it. that’s huge for malibu country.

  • Chuck Finley (AJ)

    TVLine has the same ratings as everyone else. Shark Tank was up as well.

  • Chuck Finley (AJ)
  • eridapo

    LMS 1.9 7.840
    MC 2.2 8.896
    shark tank 2.2 7.191/ 2.3 7.543
    20/20 1.6 5.698/ 1.5 5.140

    UB 1.3 7.452 / 1.6 8.447
    CSYNY 1.5 9.723 / 1.5 10.199
    BB 1.3 10.916 / 1.4 10.895

    Grimm 1.8 5.903 / 1.8 5.445
    Dateline 1.1 3.914/ 1.0 3.745

    KN 1.0 3.013 / 1.0 2.842
    Fringe 1.02 2.703 / 1.0 2.508

    ANTM .4 1.265 / .4 1.237
    Nikita .4 1.222 / .3 1.126

  • erwan from france

    Malibu Country draws a 2.2 , and Last Man Standing a 1.9 , and Shark Tank a 2.3 !! Great ABC !!!

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