Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“The Conners” Returns After Election Break, Finishes Third in Time Slot And Down by 800K Viewers


“The Conners” came back last night after an Election break.

The last time we saw Roseanne’s family without her they brought in 7.825 million viewers. That was two weeks ago. Last night they were off by 800,000 to 6,901,000. The viewers are leaving. Fast.

“The Conners” finished in third place, behind “NCIS” and “The Voice,” on CBS and NBC respectively in the 8 to 9 time slot. Worse even: the key demos are down. A lot. In particular, men aged 18-49 have really fallen off. Women in that age group are down, too.

More and more that eleventh episode, added at the last minute, may be a finale. Or a dream episode.

Meanwhile Roseanne Barr has stayed conspicuously silent for over a month on social media. She may be plotting a comeback, or even an appearance on that 11th episode. Who knows? Maybe the whole thing is a nightmare.

Losing 800K viewers is a nightmare, that’s for sure.

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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