You had to know this was coming….
After being cancelled on ABC, despite being one of it’s top shows, Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” was revived by Fox and the ratings just proved Fox made the right call.
Here is Tim discussing things with Steve Harvey.
I love the title of the clip, “Tim Allen is Still Standing!”
Here you go:
Here are the stats from Deadline, referring to Tim's show as a "juggernaut":
The win in its second week back from winter break saw the Tim Allen show rise from its previous 1.0, increasing its lead over the Friday pack. That strong start to the evening also boosted its followers, as elderly sitcom The Cool Kids was up two ticks to 1.0/5 and 4.78, while Hell’s Kitchen held steady at 0.8/4 2.92 million.
And from our friends over at The Blaze:
Fox Network took a chance on Tim Allen's show that was cancelled on ABC, and new ratings show that their gambit has paid off big time.
The viewership for "Last Man Standing" came in at 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic for its return at midseason, and it has increased in dominance to a 1.2 rating for the same demographic on the show airing January 11.
That accounts for 5.66 million viewers and 6.21 million viewers, respectively, according to CinemaBlend.
The show also garnered the greatest ratings among the shows on Fox for Friday night, a 1.2 rating in the advertising demographic.
The popular show was cancelled from ABC despite 6 successful seasons, leading many to believe that the show's conservative political bent might have been the cause of its demise. ABC denies the rumors and says the show was cut for simple re-scheduling reasons.
Many viewers and commentators drew a ideological analogy to Roseanne Barr being fired from her very popular show, although that was a direct result of comments many saw as racist on her social media account.
And you have to love the Toolman burning ABC with this promo:
I DO think so, Tim! Nice work!
To the victor go the spoils.