“Roseanne” continues to drop off in the ratings. Last night 13.467 million viewers, a drop off about of about 2 million from last week, and 12 million from the total total of the premiere. Still, “Roseanne” reigns supreme. Last night’s episode was very funny and well written and avoided any real controversy. The episode are all filmed and in the can but I do hope John Goodman’s Dan wakes up from his coma and gets to do something. So far he’s just a foil. John Goodman is too great an actor to leave in that lurch.
For ABC, “Roseanne” is helping but not a lot. About 6 million people left when the show was over and didn’t watch “The Middle,” a very conservative middle brow family show.
On the other hand, Roseanne had nearly twice the audience of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” Special on CBS.