Well … you can’t say Cougar Town‘s cast and producers didn’t try.
The third season of ABC’s comedy returned significantly lower in the ratings. In its new (and much tougher) time period, Cougar Town delivered 4.8 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating Tuesday night. This is a series low for the show (The CW’s Ringer also had some particularly bad news, below).
It’s arguably unfair to compare Cougar Town to its own 3.4 premiere last year (from which it’s down 47 percent). The show debuted in the fall on Wednesday nights with a lead-in from top-rated Modern Family. Whereas last night’s time slot in a few short months has been haunted by the short-lived Man Up (which premiered to a 2.4 rating) and Work It (2.0). Cougar Town‘s 1.8 rating is about average for this slot, but that’s not great considering the two shows that mainly generated that number were cancelled. It’s lead-in, Last Man Standing, had 7.6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating. READ FULL STORY