‘Last Man Standing’ returns with big numbers

On Friday night, Tim Allen and his popular sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” returned to the airwaves. And it did so in a big, big way.

Approximately, eight million people tuned in for the show’s season seven premiere on Fox Friday evening. That’s the show’s biggest season premiere since season four when the show was still on ABC.

According to Deadline, more people tuned in for the season premiere of “Last Man Standing” than did for the Thursday evening season premiere of CBS’ reboot of “Murphy Brown,” which drew an audience of 7.5 million. These numbers are despite a surprise cameo by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on “Murphy Brown.”

“Last Man Standing” was back on television Friday evening after its unexpected cancellation by ABC despite its strong numbers and dedicated fanbase.

Throughout the season premiere, the show poked fun at its cancellation, including during show’s closing segment.


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