Tim Allen’s show ‘Last Man Standing’ has had six successful season, but ABC has announced it’s cancelling the show because of… its great ratings?
In its sixth and final season, Last Man Standing averaged a very respectable for any night and especially Friday, 1.2 Live+same day rating in adults 18-64 and 6.4 million viewers, winning its 8-8:30 PM time slot.
While most returning shows were down year-to-year 20-30%, LMS was virtually flat, off just by 5% in total viewers and adults 18-49 (L+SD).
The cancelation is a financial hit to 20th TV, which had sold LMS in syndication where the sitcom has been doing very well, a rare off-network ratings success story these days.
Could it be that they’re being canned because of its conservative message? Last Man Standing didn’t play by the rules and certainly had their fun mocking the left.
Which LMS’s audience enjoyed.
Clearly, the liberal ding-bats at ABC couldn’t handle the mocking any more, even if it meant money.