Executives at ABC made an incredibly stupid decision by firing Roseanne Barr over a tweet. Then they made an even dumber decision by green lighting “The Conners” which is essentially the Roseanne show without Roseanne.
The new show is getting absolutely awful ratings. Any fan of the original show could have told ABC this was going to happen.
Ratings: Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ Crashes in Week Two
The Conners lost 26 percent of its already anemic audience when compared to last week, reports Deadline.
The Roseanne Barr-less spin-off nosedived to just 7.9 million viewers and a rating of 1.7 with adults in the advertiser-coveted age range of 18-49. That demo dip was a full 29 percent, when compared to last week.
Apologists might attempt to blame the ratings collapse on competition from the World Series, but as the far-left Entertainment Weekly points out, other Tuesday night shows held on to their audience from last week. CBS and CW shows did not dip at all. NBC’s The Voice and This Is Us only lost a tenth of a point, while New Amsterdam actually saw a ratings increase.
The Conners also lost its first place Tuesday night crown to This Is Us.
How much longer do you think this show will last? A month, maybe?