Katie Couric and Lady Gaga
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 21
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
It's the final week of performances for the remaining three celebs: Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez. (Sadly, though, no Muppets!)
Man Up! remained virtually even with its series-low numbers from last week, reaching 6.27 million viewers and 1.7 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, and Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, which precedes it at 8/7c, declined from a week ago, attracting 8.97 million people (2.6 demo rating), according to Nielsen overnights. So it's not getting easier for these guys — and it looks like Allen will indeed be the last man standing from this time slot.
When ABC announced its fall schedule in May, the network's critics and competitors were skeptical. Not only were its aging dramas quickly eroding, but ABC faced a formidable task in launching a whopping 13 new series.
It seemed like a tall order for ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee, who was coming off his first full development season at the network. But as NBC sinks into an even deeper slump, ABC has somehow managed to defy the odds. It doesn't yet boast the ratings prowess of top-rated CBS and Fox, but Lee is encouraged by his network's ability to debut a handful of promising new series.
All Tim Allen wants for the holidays are a few cool outdoor gadgets. But don't expect him to use any of them.
"I love the thought of me out there fishing and hunting and camping," says Allen, on a break from rehearsals for his ABC hit Last Man Standing. "But I don't do it."
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing will soon have a new man in charge, Deadline reports.
Series creator Jack Burditt has asked to leave the Tim Allen comedy after suffering a family tragedy earlier this year. Kevin Abbott is set to take over following the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Who's your baby daddy? If you're Kristin Baxter (Alexandra Krosney) on Last Man Standing, then he looks an awful lot like Nick Jonas.
CBS' ratings juggernaut NCIS hit a season high with 20.31 million viewers Tuesday night, preliminary Nielsen data shows.
If life is tough for today's men, getting folks to watch that is even tougher.
ABC's tandem of Man Up! and Last Man Standing keeps losing viewers, though the downward spiral has stabilized. The half-hour ABC sitcom about guys grappling with what it's like to be a modern man rustled up 6.41 million people and notched a 1.8 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Last week it rousted 6.75 million viewers — down about 13 percent from the 7.80 million who tuned in for its debut -- and it sank in the demo to a 1.9 rating from 2.4.
For Man Up!, ratings are down!
Mather Zickel. Teri Polo
Man Up! Ratings meh! Last Man Standing? Nearly 3 million standing ... and walking away.
The debut of the ABC sitcom about three guys (Christopher Moynihan, Mather Zickel and Dan Folger) sussing out what it takes to be a modern man (and whether it includes using pomegranate body wash) grabbed 7.8 million viewers at 8:30/7:30c, posting a 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds — third in its time slot by both measures. Reviews deemed the show insultingly bad.
At 8/7c, a week after Tim Allen's new sitcom debuted to 12.95 million viewers, the show had 10.20 million tuning back in — a 21 percent drop. It also garnered a 3.0 demo rating, down from 3.5 a week ago.