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.