Cougar Town on the prowl for ABC


ABCAt 8pm, ABC’s Last Man Standing dominated its comedy competition on Fox, leading Raising Hope by 3.2 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49.  In fact, ABC self-starter Last Man Standing finished as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, attracting nearly 2 million more viewers than Fox’s New Girl at 9pm.

  • Continuing to improve its time slot year over year, Last Man Standing boosted the half-hour for ABC by 1.5 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49 over original programming on the year-ago night.

In the 8:30pm half-hour like its lead-in, ABC’s Cougar Town towered over Fox’s competing comedy, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, by 53% in Total Viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49.

  • Cougar Town grew by double-digits week to week in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%), generating its biggest audience since its season premiere 5 weeks ago – since 2/14/12.

During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s season finale of The River was up week to week by 8% in Adults 18-49, by 18% in Women 18-34 and by 13% in Women 18-49.

(Source: ABC)


  1. Cougar Town is funniest comedy on prime time, definitely ABC’s best show. I wish Nielsen ratings could accurately reflect how many are watching and love the show. Any fans can join our effort to spread word about the show on Facebook at Save Cougar Town. Goal is to see a 4th season. Something Big was one of my favorite episodes ever. Hilarious. Same with the week before. Bill Lawrence, the writers and cast are outdoing themselves. Thanks for the great, absurd yet warm, quotable, quirky feel good comedy.

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