'Man Up!' kind of does after 'Last Man Standing,' 'The Biggest Loser' still losing


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Another night of The X Factor — in which the judges revealed their top 17 finalists — helped Fox to post a win among adults 18-49 (3.8 rating/10 share), according to early results. Call it a ripoff of The Voice, or a stepchild of American Idol, but the fact is Fox has won every single night it has aired The X Factor. The network has also dominated on every Tuesday night so far this season among 18-49. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Now on to the competition. Tim Allen, where did some of your fans go? Last Man Standing was down 17% from its premiere, but it still earned a tidy 3.0/9 and 10.1 million viewers. Unfortunately for the premiere of Man Up!, viewers were kind of sick of men by 8:30 p.m. — the new comedy only posted a 2.4/6 and 7.7 million. Dancing With The Stars (so long, Carson Kressley!) earned a 2.6/6 and 13.5 million, its lowest-rated regular fall telecast ever, and Body of Proof nabbed a 1.9/5 and 9.4 million.

NCIS on CBS earned a 3.8/10 and 19 million, NCIS: LA got a 3.3/8 and 15.3 million, and Unforgettable posted a  2.5/6 and 11.8 million. On NBC, The Biggest Loser keeps losing weight, but not the kind they’d like: the reality show was down another 5% to 1.9/5, its lowest-rated regular fall telecast ever. It only averaged 5.1 million. My beloved Parenthood earned a 2.0/5 and 4.9 million.

On CW, Ringer grew 14% in 18-49 versus last week, but it still only got a .8/2 and 1.7 million viewers. Eek.

Bottom line: Fox won the night in 18-49 (3.8/10), followed by CBS (3.2/8), ABC (2.4/6), NBC (1.9/5), Univision (which-aired-shows-that-I-can’t-translate-here-but-it-doesn’t-matter-because-they-beat-CW with a 1.5/4) and CW (.8/2). In viewers, CBS won with 15.4 million, followed by ABC (10.6 million), Fox (10.1 million), NBC (5.0 million), Univision (3.3 million), and CW (1.6 million).

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  • Heather

    All I thought about Man Up! was, is that the one actor who was the tom cruise character from scary movie 4?

    • jack

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      • ray

        big deal…i make $87/hour while eating corn chips on my couch in the basement while i watch re-runs of saved by the bell and think to myself “how many suckers are there out there only making $86/hour?”

      • antispam47

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        Why don’t you…and the rest of your meth-head family, get a real job…and honest job like emptying spetic tanks…instead of trying to rip people off with internet scams?

      • I Work At Home

        antispam47, there are honest online businesses that provide real value. Unfortunately there are folks who do spam, like Jack, who appear to be more prevalent. If a real job means having regular folks making more money off my efforts, then I’d rather make money independent of them.

  • Saran

    Man Up! is just as terrible as How To Be A Gentleman and should be cancelled soon. What TV executives gave the green light to these awful shows. What were they thinking?
    BTW, The X-Factor was around long before The Voice so who’s ripping off who Lynette?

    • kgb

      You can tell Saran is as bright as a box of beans. Watches / defends the X-Factor, that says a lot about a person.

      • well..

        maybe, but saran is correct. x-factor has been on for a few seasons now, the voice has not. i’m just sayin.

      • SaraS

        When did Saran even say he/she watched the X-Factor?
        I might tune in next week to see the finalists sing, but I did quit watching after about 2 audition episodes… they act just blown away by people that are so mediocre it’s sad.

  • Jethro

    When are these networks going to realize we have no tolerance for 2 hours shows: B/L, X/F, DWTS and others… and why maybe total viewers are diminishing.

    Tuesday night is clearly a popular night for TV, so I can see why the ratings aren’t as spectacular as other nights.

    I really don’t want that X show to do well, but it sounds like it is! Way too many singing reality shows on the air and X is much like The Voice was.

    • Zakry

      The ratings are stable for all of those shows, so your point about “no tolerance” seems to be quite wrong. People are clearly “tolerating” them because they are watching! Maybe you should stick to speaking for yourself.

  • Gaby

    I love that you included Univision! :)

  • Lea

    if Ringer was on another network it would do far better and they should have made far much more promo about the presence of Jason Dohring on the show, ratings would have go up ! lol

  • trashytvlover

    UNIVISION beat the CW? omg, lol!

  • mom7801

    Isn’t Man Up basically a rip off of Ray Romano’s Men of a Certain Age but with a younger cast?

    Hey, Hollywood, how about some originality?

  • jfms777

    DWTS lowest-rated fall episode ever? Ever? Really? This show needs an energy-transfusion. And stars who are really stars.

    • Zakry

      Stars who are really stars don’t need Dancing With the Stars! When are folks going to realize that and stop making that criticism?

  • Tyler

    @mom7801 — How is “Man Up” a rip-off of “Men of a Certain Age”? Because they’re both shows about men grappling with adulthood? That’s a pretty thin comparison. One is a comedy. One is (mostly) a drama.

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  • Kyle

    Since X-Factor has been around in the UK for eight seasons, I don’t know how they can be ripping off the one year old The Voice.

    I hated the first episode of the Tim Allen show, but last night’s episode was pretty funny.

  • TBH

    How is X factor ‘winning the night’ when NCIS is on at the same time and has the same demo and 7 million more viewers?

    • Ben

      @TBH; According to Zap2It.com, the ratings for the 8 – 9 time slot are NCIS 3.8 (18 – 49) and 19.01 total audience. The X Factor 3.5 and 9.94. It sure looks like NCIS wins the 8-9 time slot among 18-49 and total viewers. I wonder if EW is biased towards FOX as I keep reading praises for FOX Tuesday as if more people watched FOX 8 to 10 instead of CBS. Just look at this article; NCIS only gets one sentence while the X Factor gets many sentences and including the first one.

    • Gee

      Beats me but this is ew which clearly has its biases

  • g9

    You call it a rip-off of The Voice, and yet, you fail to realize that The X Factor had been on YEARS before The Voice was. The Voice is the rip-off here. Please, check up on these things before you post them, Lynette!

  • LA

    The Voice is a rip off of The X-factor, The X-Factor is on it’s eighth season in the UK!

    • kgb

      I feel sorry for the UK, eight years of crap.

      • LOL

        The UK loves crap.

  • Meep

    Guess The Biggest Loser really needed Jillian.

    • Edmonton Girl

      They needed not to put the contestants into teams by age. The oldest team has had the crap beat out of them and it is really not fair.

    • Melissa in CA

      Meep, I agree. They need Jillian and Bob. I like Dolvett, but I can NOT stand Anna! She’s horrible, as evidenced last night by her insistence that Bonnie’s problem is with her past and not her inept trainer.

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