ABC's 'Last Resort' holds up against CBS comedies

September 28th, 2012
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Considering the Thursday (Sept. 27) night competition, the Hawaii-filmed ABC series, “Last Resort,” held its own with 9.1 million viewers and a 5.8 rating.
It was a respectable performance by a new series in a problematic slot for the Alphabet network — no show has survived a full season in recent times — amid a field of sit-coms, reality show and drama.
The time slot — 7 p.m. here (8 p.m. Mainland) — was handily won by the one-two punch at CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” (15.3 million viewers, 9.3 rating) in the first half-hour and “Two and a Half Men” (12.4 million viewers, 7.7 rating) in the second half-hour, according to the Nielsen TV ratings.
Further, “Last Resort” also is pitted against Fox’s “The X Factor” (9.85 million viewers, 5.9 rating), NBC’s “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” (5.4 million viewers, 3.6 rating) and “Up All Night” (4.5 million viewers, 2.8 rating) and the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” (771,000 viewers for a rerun, 0.6 rating).
“Big Bang” was the evening’s most-watched show, topping “Person of Interest” (14.3 million viewers, 8.8 rating) at 8 p.m. and “Elementary” (13.3 million viewers, 8.4 rating) at 9 p.m., making the Eye network the Thursday night winner.

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So, did you watch “Last Resort”? What’s your take on the premiere episode — will it float or will it fade against the comedy competition?

3 Responses to “ABC's 'Last Resort' holds up against CBS comedies”

  1. AniMatsuri:

    If a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo is the best it can do, I don't expect it to last more than 1 season. Flashforward had those kind of ratings and that's how long it lasted.


  2. theDman:

    It was a good first show for Last Resort. No guarantees of course, but I will watch it again for sure.


  3. izulu:

    Taped this show by accident, but found it intriguing and interesting. Will watch it again. Didn't even know that it was filmed in Hawaii, which piques my interest even more.