Most of the Last Man Standing audience stuck around for new comedy The Cool Kids, (1.5 in the 18-49 demo, 6.79 million viewers). They were the two top-rated shows of the night among adults 18-49 by a wide margin and probably benefited from heavy promotion during Fox’s Thursday Night Football telecast.
The season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen fell off a fair amount to 0.9 but was on par with its average last season.
The season premieres of MacGyver (0.7 in the demo), Hawaii Five-0 (0.9) and Blue Bloods (0.9) on CBS all came down a little bit year to year. MacGyver and Five-0 each lost a tenth of a point year to year, and Blue Bloods fell two tenths.
ABC’s newest Truth and Lies documentary about the Jonestown tragedy of the 1970s averaged 0.6, and 20/20 followed with a 0.7. Dateline also posted a 0.7 for NBC. The CW’s Masters of Illusion was on its average at 0.2.
Fox’s 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 for the night was almost double the 0.7 it averaged a year ago. CBS finished second at 0.8. ABC and NBC tied for third at 0.6. The CW averaged 0.2.