Monday, June 17, 2024

Wednesday: “The Conners” Drops to An All Time Low, Half The Audience from March 2020 is Gone


Last night marked a new episode for “The Conners.” And a new low in ratings.

The show dropped to an all time low of 3.1 million viewers, down 9% from last week’s 3.4 million.

One year ago, when “The Conners” aired on Tuesdays at 8pm, they brought in 6.1 million viewers. So half their audience is gone from March 2020.

The move to Wednesdays and an hour later has been disastrous for this former powerhouse. How do they explain this at ABC?

“The Conners” has also dropped a whopping 49% in total viewers since the season began on October 21st with 4.9 million– itself a drop from the season finale of 15%.

Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, et al must be disappointed, not to mention the writers and producers. Their ship is sinking. They still have five episodes left in this season, and then the question remains: will be they renewed for Season 4? If they fall much more, the “Roseanne” spin off that began with so much brouhaha may be looking to write yet another series finale.

(If Sara Gilbert times it right, she might be able to go back to CBS and save “The Talk,” the show she created.)

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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