Thursday, June 20, 2024

“Roseanne” Ratings Fall to Earth as Reruns of First 4 Shows Beaten Soundly By “The Voice,” and an “NCIS” Repeat


“Roseanne” fell back to Earth last night.

Five weeks in, ABC ran not an original episode but a two hour “marathon” of the first four episodes. They averaged 6.1 million viewers, way off from the 13 million of the last two weeks and 15 million of the premiere week.

Indeed, “Roseanne” fell spectacularly in the 9-10pm hour to “The Voice” with its 9 million pairs of eyes.

The comedy was also beaten by back to back reruns of “NCIS” at 8pm and 9pm, with nearly 7 million.

But “Roseanne” is still scoring high with women in the 18 to 49 demographic, so advertisers and ABC are happy, happy, happy.

The show returns next week with a new episode. In the meantime, here’s a look back:


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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