Ratings: ‘Last Man Standing,’ ‘Dr. Ken’ improve on weak Friday

What happens when the NCAA Tournament comes to town? Effectively, it means more than anything else that we are not going to have an eventful night of television ratings to discuss the next day. There were still a few shows on, though, and we’ll do our best to discuss those.

The good news – ABC’s lineup for the most part benefited from the scripted / unscripted content on CBS going away for the week. “Last Man Standing” (1.2 in the 18-49 demographic) improved by a tiny amount, while “Dr. Ken” (1.0) also improved. We don’t really chart total viewers very often here, but it is worth noting that with over 5.4 million people tuning in, the Ken Jeong series had its most-watched episode in months.

“Shark Tank” ended up winning the night as a whole with a 1.4 rating, which marks a slight increase from how the show performed the week before.

The bad news – There’s actually not really much, given that “Sleepy Hollow” (0.8), “Grimm” (0.9), and “Second Chance” (0.5) were all steady week-to-week. The only reason that we’re classifying them here is because it’s nice to have at least something to discuss in this particular spot. Also, we have a hard time really labeling any show that gets under a 1.0 much of a winner unless it is on The CW; maybe “Grimm” has a chance of getting a sixth season on the strength of syndication / international sales / DVR numbers, but we have a feeling that the other two shows for Fox are pretty much done unless there is some sort of uber-dramatic move made at the last minute.

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