Saturday, June 15, 2024

Ratings: ABC Lets “The Conners” Drop Another 1 Million-Plus Viewers to Under 4 Million As Downward Spiral Continues


Here’s the weekly Why-is-ABC-killing-“The Conners” story.

The “Roseanne” spin off dropped below 4 million viewers on Wednesday night to 3.9 million. That’s a 4.8% decrease from last week and a 35% drop from the end of last season.

So what’s the deal? “The Conners” is now trapped on a weak night at a bad time. If this continues, they’ll be on the bubble to be cancelled. Maybe ABC is trying to get out of paying John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert. Who knows?

The only good news is that “The Conners” was the number 1 scripted show on network TV on Wednesday. It was beaten by a new competition music show called “I Can See Your Voice” on Fox, which has the benefit of picking up viewers from “The Masked Singer” hosted by anti-Semite Nick Cannon.


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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