ABC has given its sophomore comedy 'Last Man Standing' starring Tim Allen a full season bringing the total number of episodes from 13 to 18.
A normal full season order would be 22 episodes but because 'Last Man Standing' premiered in November and not the usual September, it won't need 22 episodes to be able to air until May 2013. If the series does well enough it could always get an additional four episodes.
'Last Man Standing' has been a steady performer for ABC. The series premiere was watched by over eight million viewers. The past four episodes have seen the ratings fluctuate from six to seven million viewers. This past week saw the series rise in viewership and ratings have stabilized.
Here is a breakdown of the last five-aired episodes:
01 - Voting - November 2 - 8.07 million viewers
02 - Dodgeball Club - November 9 - 7.44 million viewers
03 - High Expectations - November 16 - 7.13 million viewers
04 - Ed's Twice Ex Wife - November 23 - 6.68 million viewers
05 - Mother Fracker - November 30 - 6.80 million viewers