Ever since Roseanne Barr got herself into a public relations nightmare earlier this year for her remark about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, her namesake show, which was rebooted in 2018 and showed great initial success, has met its end.
Roseanne was killed off on the show a few months after ABC re-launched the show as “The Conners.” The network bet big on its success, but they were sorely mistaken. The ratings are so bad that they’re borderline humiliating… and it goes to show that without the pro-Trump Roseanne character on the show, it’s a total failure.
“The Conners” dropped in everything last night–total viewers, key demo. In the nightly ratings battle. the “Roseanne” spin off continues to trend downward.
Last night, “The Conners” was beaten by everything- “NCIS,” “The Voice,” etc. This was their first really objective run, no World Series, nothing to distract potential viewers.
But the key demo sank, which isn’t a good sign. And the total viewers were down by 180K, which is a lot, frankly. People are leaving and they’re not coming back.
ABC has ordered 1 extra episode to the original order of 10. Sounds to me like a finale. Someone wakes up and says they dreamt Roseanne died. There’s a cackle from the next room. Fade to black.
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