Monday, May 27, 2024

TV Shell Shock: “The Conners” Drops 35% from Last Week, Loses Over 1 Million Viewers in 1 Week


What happened last night to “The Conners”?

The “Roseanne” spin off dropped 35% from last week in the key demo, 28.4% in total viewers. They lost over 1 million fans from last week, dropping from 3.9 million to 2.8 million.

Granted, last week’s 3.9 million was high for them, but the prior week was 3.3 million. So that’s still a huge drop. And it’s the first time the sitcom dropped below 3 million.

Somehow, “The Conners” has just gone wrong this season. ABC moved the hit from Tuesdays at 8 to Wednesdays at 9 and everything fell apart. They are beaten by everything else at their hour. They’re just on too late, frankly, and the Wednesday move didn’t help.

Will “The Conners” be renewed? The end may be on the horizon.


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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