Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” is considered an “anchor” — this means that it held it’s weight VERY well for ABC, especially considering the uphill-battle Friday night time slot it has. According to Deadline, it’s “very respectable for any night and especially Friday[.]”.
The half-hour comedy aims at America’s heartland and regularly receives 6 – 8 million viewers “same day” viewers. Deadline also states, “[w]hile most returning shows were down year-to-year 20-30%, LMS was virtually flat, off just by 5% in total viewers and adults 18-49[.]”
Again, very impressive numbers for a show in a hard time slot and the fact that it’s been around for 6 seasons.
According to The Daily Wire, The real reason ABC canceled “Last Man Standing” was almost certainly due to politics.
Allen’s character is described as essentially “political conservative and devout Christian adhering to traditional American values”. And given the state-of-things in the media, this idea… this theory… really holds some weight.
Through his character, the politically conservative Allen has poked fun at Hillary Clinton, political correctness, and the Left at large. Worse still, he has created a popular, sympathetic and likable television personality who holds the beliefs and values our entertainment and media elites want to tell us can only belong to Nazis.