Facing strong baseball competition, Fox’s Last Man Standing (1.3, 6.0 million) was down -27% in the demo and 2 million viewers from its strong premiere last week. It still finished as No. 1 on Friday among adults 18-49 and was above its previous season average on ABC but we will have to see what level the Tim Allen sitcom settles at and whether it would continue to get sizable DVR bumps.
Last week, Last Man Standing topped the Thursday premiere of CBS’ Murphy Brown revival in 18-49 and total viewers. In Week 2, Last Man Standing was still ahead in the demo but fell behind in viewers as Murphy Brown had a minimal second-week drops (1.1, 7.2 million).