last man standing ratings TV ratings: 'Last Man Standing' wins the night for ABC

Fast National ratings for Friday, March 1, 2013

With networks running a fair share of reruns post-February sweeps, ABC’s new episode of “Last Man Standing” ended up topping Friday night’s ratings. The series took in 7.1 million viewers with a 4.3 rating/8 share in households during the 8 p.m. hour, beating out the likes of NBC’s “Dateline” and FOX’s “Kitchen Nightmares.”

ABC easily won the 18-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating. NBC took second with a 1.2. FOX and CBS narrowly trailed behind with 1.0 and 0.9, respectively, and The CW posted a 0.2.

]]>Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Last Man Standing” (7.1 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)/”Malibu Country” (6.1 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.4 million, 3.8/7)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” rerun (5.1 million viewers, 3.4/6)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “Last Man Standing” (1.6)/”Malibu Country” (1.4)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Shark Tank” (6.4 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (6.3 million, 4.4/8)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (5.6 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “Touch” (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (598,000, .4/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “20/20” (5.3 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (4.5 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.5/5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Terri Schwartz