Monday, May 27, 2024

TV Ratings for “Roseanne” Episode 4 Gets 13 Million Viewers, Earns Twice the Audience of Elton John Special


“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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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