Friday, July 19, 2024

“The Conners” aka ex-“Roseanne” Drops by More than 28 Percent, More than 2 Million Viewers in Second Week


Turns out last week’s 10 million viewers for “The Conners” were just curiosity seekers. “The Conners” had just 7.9 million viewers, down more than 2 million for the second week.

That’s a 28% drop.

Even the appearances of Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, and Justin Long didn’t help. The World Series probably put a crimp in the ratings. But the NBC schedule–and CBS– did fine. “The Conners” finished 5th among non baseball programming.

“The Conners” has likely dropped to where it will stay and not go much lower. But it’s hard to say. “Roseanne” without Roseanne is interesting but not outrageous. Roseanne was the cackle at the end of the opening, the exclamation point. My guess is “The Conners” maybe gets another season, but there’s no guarantee.

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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