ABC's 'Last Man Standing' and 'Malibu Country' Jump in First 3 Days of DVR Playback

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November 8th, 2012

via press release:

Based on Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day numbers for their premiere telecasts last Friday (11/2/12), ABC’s Last Man Standing and Malibu Country posted substantial gains over their next-day L+SD results.


ABC’s season premiere of Last Man Standing surged by 1.27 million viewers in its first 3 days of DVR playback to draw an average audience of 9.3 million Total Viewers and grew from a 2.0 rating to a 2.4 rating among Adults 18-49.


The series debut of Malibu Country added on 1.34 million viewers to its initial tallies in the L+3 numbers to pull in an average audience of 10.5 million Total Viewers and jumped from a 2.3 rating to a 2.8 rating among Adults 18-49, bolstering its status as Friday’s #1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.

  • Doug

    What is crazy is how much network TV as a whole has aged. When Hope & Faith premiered on Friday back in 2003 (?), it did 11.8 million and a 3.8 in adults. You would assume that Reba would have similar demos, and it came close in viewers, but not at all in adults.

  • Eddy

    Huge jumps for LMS and MC, ABC has some real Friday night juggernauts on its hands.

    @ Doug

    Yeah network TV has aged pretty hard in the past 5-10 years, just too much competition now in days and other platforms to provide entertainment these days.

  • Cj morton

    Malibu country is on fire!! Love Reba so much!

  • sandys

    Last man standing is enjoyed by all my family. So glad it has started back. Not enough family clean 1/2 hr comedies.

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