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.
Tim Allen's new sitcom, which precedes it at 8/7c, grabbed 9.30 million and notched a 2.6 demo rating. Last week, it enticed 9.82 million and a 2.8. So, there's been a leveling off of the tune-out: Some 10.20 million watched Week 2, after 12.95 million checked out the debut.
Also in the first hour of Tuesday's prime time, CBS' No. 1 show NCIS attracted 19.38 million viewers (3.9 demo rating) while Fox's Glee and the first hour of NBC's The Biggest Loser lured 7.48 million (2.9) and 6.48 million (2.2), respectively. The CW's 90210 delivered 1.50 million (0.7).
At 9/8c, NCIS: Los Angeles attracted 15.59 million (3.4 demo rating) vs. Dancing with the Stars' results show (15.21 million/2.8) and the second part of Loser (6.28 million/2.4). On Fox, fresh outings of New Girl and Raising Hope aired after a month's hiatus, luring 7.53 million fan and 3.5 demo rating and 5.49 million/2.5, respectively). All of the Fox shows — absent most of October because of the baseball playoffs and The X Factor — were down from their previous first-run episodes. A new Ringer episode had 1.80 million (0.8) on the CW.
Unforgettable won prime time's final hour Tuesday with 11.27 million viewers (2.3 demo rating) vs. Body of Proof (10.06 million/2.2 — its biggest audience of the season) and Parenthood (5.29 million/2.2).