Monday, June 17, 2024

Ratings: ABC’s Wednesday Night Comedy Line Up Loses the Night Again, But They’re All Renewed!


ABC’s devotion to mediocrity is really paying off.

The network renewed all five of their Wednesday shows this week. And, as has been the case all season, all five scored poor ratings for the night. ABC was trounced as usual by NBC, CBS, and Fox.

The highest number of viewers mustered was for “The Conners” at 9pm with 2.83 million. Just below them were “The Goldbergs” with 2.79 million. Not able to crack 2 million eyes were “Home Economics,” “The Wonder Years,” and “A Million Little Things.” The latter had just a few more than a million little viewers.

And so it goes. NBC’s “Chicago” block won the night. Fox’s “The Masked Singer” had four million viewers followed by half that for the return of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Not the brightest night in TV history for a sweeps month.

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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