When ‘Home Improvement’ debuted in 1991, it instantly became a smash hit — its first season was fifth in the Nielsen rankings, and it remained a top 10 series for the entirety of its eight-season run. Then: Before being cast because the spouse on ‘Home Improvement,’ Patricia Richardson made appearances on a number of TV packages, notably ‘ Quantum Leap ‘ and ‘The Cosby Show,’ as well as the film ‘C.H.U.D.’. Today, MediaMax produces and promotes over ten reveals a 12 months throughout the areas of Home Improvement and Health and Wellness consumer exhibits.
In the United States, Home Improvement started to air in broadcast syndication in September 1995, distributed via Buena Vista Television (now Disney-ABC Domestic Television ) and continued to be syndicated until 2007; in a manner similar to Seinfeld and The Simpsons after they began airing in broadcast syndication, episodes of Home Improvement were not aired in order of their production code number or original airdate.
Seasonal Nielsen Rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Home Improvement on ABC 62 The series finale became the fifth highest-rated series finale television program of the 1990s and the ninth overall series finale ever presented on a single network in television history, watched by 35.5 percent of the households sampled in America, and 21.6 percent of television viewers.
Tim Allen , Richard Karn , Casey Sander , and Debbe Dunning had a reunion in a television special named Tim Allen Presents: A User’s Guide to Home Improvement in 2003 (a terminally ill Earl Hindman did voice-overs, befitting his never-seen persona of Wilson).
In 1996, Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand released a two-car pack entitled Home Improvement based on the show which featured Tim’s 1933 Ford Convertible, and the Dixie Chopper racing mower (with a mini-figure Tim as the rider) as well as a mini-figure of Al and a Binford tool box.