Friday, April 19, 2024

Even With Guest Stars, “The Conners” Posts Its Lowest Ratings Yet– Is Cancellation Near? (Yes)


“The Conners” aka “Roseanne” without Roseanne has not an easy ratings ride. They are really on a rollercoaster.

Last night “The Conners” posted its lowest ratings yet. Just 6,627,000 people tuned in. That’s down 790,000 from last week.

And that’s despite heavy hitter guest stars Matthew Broderick and Juliette Lewis, as well as Jay Ferguson, coming in to fill up the space left by Roseanne Barr.

Last week, “The Conners” somehow poked up to 7.3 million. It turned out to be a fluke.,

Last night, the show came in with lower demo’s too. That’s not helping. They were all in all the 5th place show of the night.

I am still convinced that episode 11, the only extra one ordered by ABC, will show Roseanne’s death to have been a dream. And that will end the series once and for all.

Roseanne herself has been conspicuously silent all season. Mark my words.


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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