OVERNIGHTS

A Strong Return For Tim Allen On ABC

Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, the comedian’s first TV venture since the wildly successful Home Improvement in the 1990s, got off to a good start in the 8 p.m. Tuesday timeslot where ABC has struggled the past few years. Man averaged a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating for its one-hour debut at 8 p.m., bettering the launch of last year’s timeslot occupant, No Ordinary Family, by 9%. The show finished second in its timeslot to CBS’s NCIS and also averaged 13 million total viewers.