Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Ratings: “The Conners” Wins the Night on Broadcast TV, Which Isn’t Saying Much Since They’ve Lost 3 Million Viewers

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Good news: “The Conners” won Wednesday night with the highest rated broadcast show. The former “Roseanne” sitcom pulled in 3.789 million viewers.

They narrowly beat “The Goldbergs” which precedes them by an hour on ABC.

But this isn’t saying much. “The Conners” used to have 3 million more fans when it ran on Tuesdays at 8pm. Wednesdays at 9 hasn’t been easy.

“The Conners” also benefited from NBC’s “Chicago” shows all being reruns last night. Usually, they would win.

Over on cable, Rachel Maddow once beat Sean Hannity at 9pm, MSNBC is kicking FoxNews’s ass. As it should be. Maddow had 3.4 million vs Hannity’s 2.8 million. The Fox audience has left. Maybe they’re in rehab!

The Fox ratings disaster is now affecting Tucker Carlson. His ratings are dropping incrementally. On Wednesday he was down to 3 million. If MSNBC moved Chris Hayes out and put Joy Reid in at 8, they could beat him. They should reverse their shows.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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