Last Man Standing, the Seven Network’s much ballyhooed local “blokey” drama, looks destined for the knacker’s yard after the second episode last night shed 240,000 viewers from its lacklustre start a week ago. The program was watched by an average 725,000, compared to 965,000 last Monday night.

Coming after the failure of the Network’s ambitious Sunday night live comedy, it’s not been a good time for the network after its early year boost.

The network is still paying for the failure on Sunday night. It finished a very distant third for the second week in a row behind Nine and Ten (Nine also won last week – its 9th weekly win in a row).

Meanwhile Mythbusters on SBS at 7:30 to 8:30pm did well, attracting 890,000 viewers. That was more than Four Corners an hour later (826,000 people) and Media Watch with 744,000.

Desperate Housewives was again the most watched program with 1.969 million (making a rare excursion under the two million mark). Today Tonight was second, but A Current Affair was closer. TT won in Sydney but lost in Melbourne. Nine News beat Seven News nationally, but Seven only won by 10,000 viewers in Sydney.

Nine won the night narrowly, 27.3% to Seven’s 27.0%, Ten was third with 22.6% and SBS was on 6.8%.