Last night’s ratings were predictably bad for the ABC Comedy block. The World Series on Fox scored over 8 million viewers as the Astros trounced the Braves (not thrilled, frankly). It is hoped the Braves will get a grip and control over what’s going on.
ABC on Wednesdays is a mess. “The Conners,” as we know, has gone into a tailspin. Last night the “Roseanne” spin off dropped almost 11% from last week in total viewers and 18% in the key demo, 18-49. They lost almost 400,000 fans from last week. Those viewers must be Astros fans!
The sad part of this story is that “The Conners,” with just 3.2 million viewers, is the high ground for ABC Wednesdays. “The Goldbergs” was at 3.1 million. “The Wonder Years” 2.0 and “Home Economics” are way behind, and they’ve been issued extensions through May. I’ve never heard anyone mention “A Million Little Things,” a ‘thirtysomething’ lite soap opera. If ABC wants a soap, they’d be smart to revive “Knots Landing,” or actually bring back ‘thirtysomething’ (whatever happened to that idea).