Will Jonathan Taylor Thomas Bring 1990s-Style High Ratings to the 'Last Man Standing' Finale? - Poll

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March 22nd, 2013

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The early 1990s were a very different time for television. There was no CW or ABC Family,  so tween girls were forced to look to family sitcoms for their celebrity crushes. Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas graced the cover of many issues of Bop magazine. (There were no  blogs back then!) Now he is all grown up and reuniting with his Home Improvement Dad Tim Allen on the season finale of Last Man Standing. His appearance has been heavily promoted. Will his former fans, now part of the 18-49 demographic, tune in for a dose of 1990s nostalgia and help the show wrap its season on a high note? Last week's episode garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. How will tonight's fare?






  • Thiago

    Ummm… No.

  • Anonymous

    2.0 and 7 million viewers

  • Pavelsauce

    Just a wild guess: 1.5-1.6.

  • American

    Oh my, a GUEST STAR!
    Nothing amazing, I’ll watch but not because of Thomas.
    Like 1.6. Uptick for season finale.

  • RJ

    1.5 to 1.6 is a fair guess.

  • CBSviewer

    1.6 why not ?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Just for point of reference, what type of ratings was Home Improvement getting in its day?

  • NBC Fan

    I’ll be optimistic and say a 1.7

  • Chris

    This is like when everybody said the premier would only be 1.8 at the highest and it ended up being 2.0. So my guess? 2.0 lol

  • John A

    Why did LMS have a full Season? It could easily have had 22 eps

  • Fred

    1.7. However if it aired on another night 2.0+.

    Home Improvement was a monster hit for ABC in the 90’s. Probably around 15 million total viewers overall. Huge young demo rating as well.

  • DW

    1.5 btw ABC family was around . it was just called the family channel and it played little house on the prairie reruns.


    This is ABC’s version of Rules of Engagement….the “Stepchild Syndrome”….It is ABC’s 3rd strongest comedy (yes IMO its stronger than Neighbors and Suburgatory) so ABC IMO should keep it….but since this is ABC they may not.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Nobody cares nor does anyone really have a clue what JTT is doing now…agh..I remember those intials from grade 2 and 3

    LMS- 1.5
    MC- 1.2

  • OMGInYourRice

    What is a Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and what is a 1990’s?

  • DonMedia

    Only the upper half of 18-49 even REMEMBER JTT.

  • Ted Craig

    It depends on how close UNC-Villanova is. It seems to me this kind of show will feel more of an effect from the NCAA tournament than GA or AI.

  • Max

    Everybody please stop hating on JTT and Home Improvement/Last Man Standing I can’t stand haters you ain’t got nothing better to do!

  • BigBrotherFan


    The upper half of 18-49…You’re kidding right? girls went crazy for this dude when I was in grade 2 and 3 and I’m 25.

  • gerry

    i always liked jonathan taylor thomas. almost as much as i dislike tim allen. 1.5-1.6

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