Tim Allen Returns To Tv, Improves Abc's Ratings
Last Man Standing , Tim Allen's new sitcom for ABC, landed on its feet Tuesday -- yet another new comedy that appears to have caught on with viewers. Two half-hour episodes airing back-to-back at 8 00 p.m. averaged 13 million viewers, even though it aired opposite CBS's hit NCIS , which averaged 18.7 million viewers. Third place in the hour went to Fox with its coverage of Game 3 of the American League Chamionship Series between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. ABC took over first place at 9 00 pm. with the results show of Dancing with the Stars , which drew 16.6 million viewers, edging out CBS's NCIS Los Angeles , with 15.4 million viewers. The ALCS game on Fox was third with 8.3 million. CBS edged ahead at 10 00 with its new Unforgettable attracting 11.8 million viewers versus 9.4 million for ABC's Body of Proof. The ACLS game bagged 8.1 million. NBC remained far behind throughout the night with an average audience of 5.4 million for two hours of The Biggest Loser and one hour of Parenthood. On Tuesday the website TVbytheNumbers.com headlined "How Bad Are Things At NBC? Monday Night They Were Beaten Across The Board By USA Network" -- NBC's cable corporate sibling.