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Last Man Standing (1.5/6) was first out of the gate from ABC at 8 PM with its Season 3 debut. Despite an appearance by some of the cast of A&E’s ratings blockbuster Duck Dynasty, the Tim Allen-led comedy fell 25% from its Season 2 debut on November 2, 2012. Compared to its March 22 season finale, which pulled in a 1.6/6 with 7.83 million watching, last night’s Last Man Standing dipped 6% among adults 18-49. Also, while a drop debut-to-debut, last night’s premiere was in line with Last Man’s season average last year. Moving from Tuesdays to Fridays last season, Last Man averaged a 1.5/5 and 6.88 million viewers.
Next up was The Neighbors (1.2/4) and you might want to take some pie over there to welcome them to their new Friday slot because moving in wasn’t easy. In fact it was a series low for the sci-fi sitcom. Moving from Wednesdays to Fridays and taking over the slot of the now-cancelled Malibu Country, Neighbors was down 37% from its Season 1 premiere on September 26, 2012. Harsher still, it cratered 48% from the 2.3 Malibu drew in its Season 1 debut on November 2, 2012. The Dan Fogelman-created show also saw a double-digit drop from the 1.5/5 of its March 27 Season 1 finale, falling 20% in the key demo. Perhaps more troubling for ABC is that while only moderately successful in its first season, Neighbors did average a 1.8/5 rating in its debut cycle. Last night’s number is going to have to make up a lot of ground to close on that. ABC finished the night with a new 20/20 (1.4/5) that was up an impressive 27% from last week.
With a 1.5/5, ABC won the night in adults 18-49 and in viewers with 5.97 million watching.
Otherwise the only original on the Big Four last night was NBC’s Dateline (1.2/4). Running from 9-11 PM, the newsmagazine series was down 21% from last week. The CW’s Perfect Score (0.2/1) was down 33% from last week and America’s Next Top Model (0.4/1) tumbled 20% from its September 13 episode.
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