The Ratings For ‘The Conners’ Are In. Here’s How The ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Did

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The ratings for the new ABC series “The Conners” are in, and they’re surprising the entertainment industry.

The “Roseanne” spinoff, which premiered on Tuesday night sans-Roseanne Barr, brought in satisfactory ratings for a show that recently axed its biggest star. (RELATED: ‘Last Man Standing’ Ratings Are In. They’re Huge)


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“The Conners” brought in a 7.5 rating/12 share in metered-market households on Tuesday night. This makes for a 35% decline in ratings, compared to the 11.6/19 rating the “Roseanne” premiere brought in back in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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Still, for a spinoff of a reboot, “The Conners” did relatively well. It came in as the second-most watched primetime television show, just behind NCIS, which came in with a 8.1/13 rating in metered markets.

Ratings predictions came in about spot-on; ratings experts estimated that around 11 million viewers would tune in to “The Conners,” and that’s about exactly how many ended up watching. For comparison, “Roseanne” brought in more than 18 million viewers in its premiere in March 2018.

Two producers of the show, who reportedly spoke with The Daily Mail anonymously, said they expected high ratings for the first episode, but a stark dip thereafter.

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