RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Last Man Standing’ & ‘20/20’ Up, ‘Masterchef Jr.’ & ‘Bloods’ Down

ABC‘s Last Man Standing (1.4 in adults 18-49) lived up to its name last night as the only scripted or unscripted program to post week-to-week gains, 17%. But it was the other ABC bookend program, newsmagazine 20/20 at 10 PM, that posted the biggest overall week-to-week increase, and that may be saying something about our society. An hour devoted to “people engaging in behavior that is thoughtless, questionable, or wrong” shot up 33% in adults 18-49 (1.6) and 33% in total viewers (5.9 million) to log 20/20‘s biggest audience and highest Adult ratings since March and May, respectively. What’s more, that edition of 20/20 topped everything else on TV last night besides ABC’s Shark Tank (1.8, down a tenth from its fast national last week). With The Neighbors (1.0) flat week to week, ABC edged CBS to reclaim the Friday 18-49 crown (1.5 vs. 1.4). (more…)

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