On a Friday when not one piece of original network programming dropped versus March Madness, ABC’s sitcom send-offs saw significant gains.
Last Man Standing, with 7.85 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating, rose 22 and 14 percent week-to-week, hit its best numbers since the season opener and led the night in audience. It also tied 20/20 for Friday’s best rating.
Malibu Country meanwhile was up 25 percent to 7 mil/1.4.
Next week: Happy Endings returns to fill Friday’s 8 o’clock hour with double scoops of fresh episodes.
Fox’s Touch reversed a downward trend, rising 26 percent and a tenth to 2.8 mil/0.7. Next week: Annie Wersching guest-stars in a fun li’l 24 reunion.
* NBC’s Fashion Star (2.9 mil/0.7) added a handful of viewers, while Grimm (5 mil/1.4) was steady.
* The CW’s Cult was flat at 715K/0.2.
* ABC’s Shark Tank (5.75 mil/1.4) delivered the show’s second-largest rerun audience ever.