Ratings: “Last Man Standing,” “Cool Kids” Dominate Friday Night

FOX’s Friday comedies easily ranked as the night’s top-rated shows.

Last Man Standing on FOX

FOX comedies “Last Man Standing” and “The Cool Kids” convincingly ranked as Friday’s top shows in the adults 18-49 demographic.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, “Last Man Standing” drew a strong 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 8.01 million overall viewers. “The Cool Kids” followed with a 1.5 rating and 6.79 million in viewership.

No other Friday show even reached a 1.0 in the demo.

“Last Man Standing,” moreover, ranked as the night’s #2 show in overall viewership (below only CBS’ “Blue Bloods”). “Cool Kids” was fourth in total viewership (below “Blue Bloods,” “Last Man Standing,” and CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O”).

— Canceled by ABC in 2017, “Last Man Standing” relocated to FOX for what represents its seventh season. “The Cool Kids” is a new comedy that seems to pair well with “Last Man Standing.”

— FOX’s Friday lineup also included “Hell’s Kitchen” (0.9, 3.12 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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