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“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.

ADDENDUM Variety is reporting that John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert are each being paid $375,000 an episode. Let’s say Lacy Goranson and Michael Fishman get $100,000 apiece, then there the kids and DJ’s ex wife. That’s a heavy load per week if the ratings keep falling.

“The Conners’ has to be added to “Roseanne”‘s syndication package eventually– it will never reach 100 episodes and have its own package. So Werner TV is in trouble, with millions going out and not enough coming back. “The Conners” is doomed.

Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star.

Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction by ABC’s president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.

‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,’ one insider said.

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82 Comments

  1. Kris

    November 1, 2018 at 5:21 am

    All the viewers said this would happen so they shouldn’t be surprised.

    • Evangelina Martinez

      November 1, 2018 at 5:52 am

      Well DUH! If you haven’t gotten a clue yet let me explain it to you in Plain English. We are not Politically Correct and you all are out of touch with “REAL” Americans. That’s why Roseanne was a hit and why “The Connors” Bombed. But of course you Liberals know better than us “Real Americans” who live in the “Real” World. The Next one I’m watching to see tank is now The Big Bang Theory. Since it’s idiot Producer Chuck Lorre wrote that Witchcraft Prayer against President Trump for Tomorrow nights episode for Nov 1st, 2018. What an Idiot. Don’t you all get it? We do not care about what you think Politically. All we want to do is watch a comedy so that we can relax and laugh. We do not want your stupid propaganda. I don’t know how simpler to say it for you all to understand it.

      • ted Gryguc

        November 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        well said

      • Arlene

        November 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        I agree

    • priscilla shelton

      November 1, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      hahaha duhhhh

  2. Caligirl1960

    November 1, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Karma’s a bitch baby!

    • enchanted

      November 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

      my sentiments exactly. liberals are eating their own.

  3. KarmasA B word

    November 1, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Don’t you just hate it when a lib has a “knee jerk” (think TEARS YOU JERK!!) reaction and does something stupid to ruin their own good thing? ABC deserves every lost dollar they get! I’ll never watch anything on ABC ever again!

    • jw

      November 1, 2018 at 10:58 am

      They have a knee jerk for brains , so she made a remark , so what ? What does Kimmller , Colbalt brain do or Fallon for that matter , but hey they are big shots !

    • Jim Crook

      November 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      I stopped watching network TV a few years ago when programs stopped entertaining and started politicking.
      It started with last man standing and NBC shoving liberal positions. I appreciate Fox picking that up. Yeah, network (ABC, CBS & NBC can throw a pity party now and nobody comes!

    • Dean Perry

      November 1, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      “I’ll never watch anything on ABC ever again!”

      You’ll be too busy reading your Bible…

    • Doug

      November 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Wow, and that’ll hurt them so bad, ABC’ll probably just kill itself.
      [side note] They won’t give a shit, unless it’s a concerted, coordinated effort, ABC doesn’t care.

  4. Ann valenzuela

    November 1, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I won’t watch without the star and I had eagerly been looking
    Forward to seeing the complete cast.

    • Richard

      November 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      I knew from the get-go, that Sara Gilbert is not a powerful enough actress, to lead a sitcom. She’s an extra at best… And not really a good one at that.

  5. Richard Manner

    November 1, 2018 at 5:33 am

    I predicted people would tune into the very first show out of curiosity and then never again…..Democrats and people running the network have no idea what real people want. #MAGA

    • sluggo

      November 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Totally agree, Richard. But, my post agreeing with you probably won’t make it…my comments seem to have a “strange habit” of not making it into print…but then, I AM White, Male, and a lying liberal democrat hating, all America patriot.

      MAGA!

    • Dean Perry

      November 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      MAGA: Mueller Ain’t Goin’ Away

    • Susan Croome

      November 1, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      HERE HERE Richard

  6. blb

    November 1, 2018 at 5:36 am

    I’m not really surprised. I wanted to watch the remake of Rosanne, but not without Rosanne. The Connors without Rosanne is really like a day without sunshine. And that I won’t waste my time by watching.

    • Brenda Barbeck

      November 1, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Happy about this!!

  7. Ariel

    November 1, 2018 at 5:47 am

    The ABC execs sure wallowed in the virtue signaling at the time and and made sure Roseanne suffered to the max. They tortured her while they pounded their chests. She begged for forgiveness and they showed no compassion whatsoever. ABC deserves to suffer now and I hope Roseanne sues them for breaking her contract over an inappropriate (not racist) joke.

  8. Laurie

    November 1, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Cry me a river, you vindictive morons. Boo freakin’ hoo.

  9. Judy W

    November 1, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Roseanne was probably the only remake that would have worked. But, you jerked the very heart of the show out in a matter of hours and expected us to take it sitting down. Feel the burn, who’s the bitch now?

  10. Ramona

    November 1, 2018 at 6:22 am

    My husband and I decided not to watch it from the moment Rosanne was fired and it became a political agenda.

  11. Holland180

    November 1, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Remember, channing Dungey who fired Roseanm is black etc

  12. Jerusha

    November 1, 2018 at 6:37 am

    they were warned that this would happen,but they were so full of themselvesthey though they knew better, that the “fans” would still watch….well we aren’t and we won’t….nothing like shooting yourself in the foot as well as suffering from foot-in-mouth disease on the part of the morons sitting on top of the pile

  13. Leo

    November 1, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Maybe just maybe they could bring her back. I know she would do it to help her fellow actors,only they are to stupid to admit openly they were wrong and that they want to save the show.
    Maybe, just maybe they open their eyes and minds to reality

  14. Ginger L Grutzius

    November 1, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Hasty decisions by frightened top brass can be lethal if you don’t correct them! Bring her back, or for sure this show is doomed. What a pity.

  15. Joel Johnston

    November 1, 2018 at 7:13 am

    This needs to happen to every show on TV that has prominent Liberal’s in the cast. Start with Kimmell, Fallon, and that other idiot. Then get the rest that have big mouths!!! Turn off the TV. There are some great reality TV shows – gold miners, trucking shows, etc. that are all better than watching Hollywoods Snowflakes. Hit their pockets – it feels good!

    • Joyce

      November 2, 2018 at 4:13 am

      They all try, but there will never ever be another Johnnie Carson. They are all to full of themselves, ego makes everything turn to caca.

  16. Martina

    November 1, 2018 at 7:26 am

    WE, THE PEOPLE HAVE {{{SILENTLY}}} SPOKEN!!! NOW WE MUST DESTROY LATE NIGHT TALK SHOWS STARTING WITH JIMMY KIMMEL AND COLBERT. BOYCOTT THEM AND THEN WORK ON THE PROGRESSIVE, LEFTISTS LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD ELITISTS!

  17. Joe

    November 1, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Oh well

  18. William

    November 1, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I’m crying from joy and laughter!!

  19. sluggo

    November 1, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Good…good…good…good…GOOOOOOOD! Sherwood and Dungey couldn’t wait to show their “reverse” racism against Roseanne for her political joke…which was TRUE, AND FUNNY…if you know anything about the America hating, racist, Valery Jarrett, the evil, anti Christian “Muslim Brotherhood, OR, the Mark Wahlberg movie “The Planet of the Apes”…which America is fast becoming.

    Dungey is a typical racist negro woman who simply could NOT wait to fire a “big” white female star, namely, Roseanne Barr. Racist negroes like Dungey are just looking for white “targets” to “get even” with…and the limp dicked, white, lying liberal democrats like Sherwood have given them free reign to do their racist, dastardly deeds.

    Death to ABC, CBS,NBC, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc, etc, etc, and ALL lying liberal, hate filled “entertainment” and “fake news” organizations everywhere.

    MAGA!

  20. Mark

    November 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

    If this is how/why ABC makes financial decisions, I don’t expect THEM to be around much longer either. Actually hoped these snowflakes would eat it…

  21. Bill

    November 1, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Just like everything else that the libturds open their mouths about …. another lie bites the dust with more lies being force fed down the throats of the REAL AMERICAN people. I’m wondering who will get the blame for this one taking a dump.

  22. neo

    November 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Hind site is 20/20….what they meant to say was we fired Roseanne in belief that we can force our beliefs/agendas of the minorities on the masses and they will accept those agendas with out question/rejection…this little decision cost them dearly, but being liberals they can not face the facts that their monetary loss is a result of those decisions/agendas. SO they blame it on “Knee Jerk” reaction….until the NEXT time, when it will be repeated.

  23. Diana R Arneson

    November 1, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Actually, it wasn’t “a lib.” It was the network, which decided that it didn’t want to deal any longer with a woman who’s something of a loose cannon, and who had just outed herself as an open racist.

    Now, you might admire racists, but very few employers will tolerate such behavior.It says a little something about your character and maturity level, that you’d boast of permanently boycotting a network just because it decided against allowing an open racist with a drug problem to be the face of that company.

    Besides do you really think anyone believes you’ll never watch ABC again? You’re pitching an adolescent hissy fit because you ddidn’t get your own way, that’s all.You’ll forget all about it,once the right wing media gives you something new to foam at the mouth about.

    • Tim Woolsey

      November 2, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      So Diana, Hillary Clinton showed her true racist colors by claiming that all black look alike. Where is the all out cry for her head on a platter? The liberals did the same thing to Megan Kelly as they did to Rosanne. Why is Clinton’s racist comment any different? Explain that one to me? Please explain.

  24. Pat

    November 1, 2018 at 11:25 am

    NOW they’re saying there should have been an “investigation”?? There WAS an “investigation”…..the Left was patrolling Roseanne’s Tweets in the middle of the night when only 99.9999999999% of anybody saw it…..and then half of THEM didn’t even know Who VJ was! What a contrived non-news story= We KNOW WHY she was cancelled and we don’t want to hear your pack of LIES, adding insult to injury.

  25. Pat Hoffman

    November 1, 2018 at 11:28 am

    We don’t want to hear your I’m Sorrys and even more LIES now! 99.999999999% of people never even saw that middle of the night tweet, and half of them didn’t know Who VJ was in the first place. What a bogus Contrived “news” story. We KNOW why you did it. You’re NOT forgiven.

  26. JAN

    November 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Ha ha!!!!!!

  27. Mike Gunter

    November 1, 2018 at 11:58 am

    What Roseanne said WAS FKING TRUE. How do you get fired for stating a FACT? ABC IS A BUNCH OF LIBERALS and doesn’t understand whom their audience is. How can a business as big as abc be so STUPID? I WILL NEVER WATCH abc period.

  28. abolishliberalism

    November 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Here is more proof ……AGAIN…(Grrrrrr!) that when these TV Stations start getting letters and threats of “Boycotts” by the loony leftist, Liberal losers, they should just ignore them, let the supposed “Boycott” go on and let the few other spinless advertisers who also fold like a cheap suit time and again, and wait it out for the couple weeks these things last and then just continue as normal. We see this sort of thing every time with these social media warriors who haven’t seen the light of day since Windows 95 came out. And ABC, they, better then anyone, should know that these threats are all hollow, empty and very short lived. Humans, Especially Americans, cant carry out a boycott, threat or anything where they have to give up something they like or want or enjoy even if it means doing it for their principals! Example? Nation smoke out day… or those days they used to say, “Dont buy gas today, send a message to OPEC!” lol…

  29. Frances Carlson

    November 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    My Three Men is another classic example of failure without the main character. Charley made the show. It just wasn’t the same with Ashton. Without Rosie, the Connors were doomed to failure.

  30. KarmaPolice

    November 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    All I can say is, hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  31. JLynn

    November 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Everybody today is too quick to judge and condemn. When will they learn??? Karma, ABC, Karma!!! Isn’t it wonderful???!!!!

  32. Maryann

    November 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    What Roseann did was wrong?????????? I dont think so. What Hillary said was wrong. She said, “THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE”, referring to blacks. Nothing said. Roseann should never have apologized.

  33. Fed Up

    November 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I have been avoiding watching TV in general. I have a coupls shows I like to watch every week but I do not spend my entire night watching TV. I would like to say – after the initial shock and finding other things to do, I find I sleep better, get more things done around the house, laugh more with my family, spend more time with my family and in general am a happier person. (I even cook!).

  34. Kristen Kapusta

    November 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Haha haha, stupid move on ABC’s part. Better learn for next time you want to rush to cater to cry babies without thinking

  35. Richard

    November 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    ABC shot themselves right in the foot, just to be politically correct. Karma is a bitch. I knew from the get-go, Sara Gilbert is not a strong enough actress, to be the lead of any kind of a sitcom. She’s just an extra, nothing more… and not a great one at that.

  36. Mike Snowden

    November 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    This is just another example of Hindsight being 20/20. The network leadership isn’t in tune with what their viewers want and they’re paying the price for their “Short sighted Stupidity”. In short, living in the Hollywood Entertainment Bubble has its drawbacks. Ohhh Snappp!

  37. Anthony Taylor

    November 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    This is the how PC dies. But the ABC left brains won’t be able to understand it.

  38. Donna Wilkins

    November 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    She should move in next door to Tim Allen on Last Man Standing, what a great show! The ratings will soar! Think about Fox!

  39. Maggie

    November 1, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    When are LIBERALS (Including Hollywood) going to realize that our Country is made up of Moderates – Conservatives as well as LIBERALS! We all knew this would happen, but what Roseanne said in a late night tweet “PALES” in what we hear each and every day out of the mouths of Don Lemmon, Steven Colbert, JIMMY KIMMEL, Crazy Maxine, etc. etc. By the way, NONE of them were FIRED for their HATEUL and HURTFUL words! Yup, I am sad that the cast will eventually have no job, but they can place 100% BLAME on the network and NOT Roseanne!

  40. Sharon

    November 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This show deserves to fail. Conservatives have a voice and were not heard. Karma baby!

  41. Tom Walker

    November 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Liberal never will understand the principle of unintended consequences due to their emotional paralysis. The rest of us move on. They are left in a heap of tears and selective outrage.

  42. MICHAEL ALBACH

    November 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    How in the world they thought Roseann would work WITHOUT THE PERSON ITS NAMED AFTER!!! DUH !!!!
    I knew the one the killed her off in would draw a lot of viewers , and knew it would die a quick death !!
    ABC should fire its president that fired Roseann !!
    Very very VERY stupid move !! Even a child could have told what the result of the show would be without her !!! Duh!!!

  43. Clyde

    November 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I never really liked Roseanne, especially since my students always compared me to her (haha) but there is no “Roseanne” or even a spin off without her. She was that show’s headliner. Like anything else, when you cut off the head, you kill it. Maybe fox can pick it up like they did Tim Allen’s show and do something with it. Let’s face it: ABC was just looking for an excuse to cancel it anyway because of her support for Trump. Without realizing it, she inadvertently gave them one in an compromised state of mind. I hope she can make a comeback, because I like her better now that I’m retired from teaching.

  44. w

    November 1, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    These executive people who run these shows are way out in Left-Field and will never be able to catch a fly-ball! If they were Smart. which I don’t think they are, would have the script writers to come up with something to bring Rosanne back. They do it on daytime shows,etc.

    Of course they also will have to pay Rosanne a lot of money! It is sad that these executive people have hurt the others actors in the series. Hopefully, someone will come up with a way to bring Rossanne back from the dead!

  45. JSW

    November 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    You better Crawl back to Rosanne and APOLOGIZE for you Biased Crap. This can be saved with “It was a Dream” so I suggest getting after it or Bye bye !! All of the Actors will LOSE!!

  46. Walter G. Links, Jr.

    November 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    These executive people are so how of touch from reality it is ridiculous! Hopefully, someone will on the develop a way to bring Rosanne back from the dead! Television is so one sided they can’t see the forest for the trees!

    I feel bad for the other actors who lost their audience, but this is not about them it is about Rosanne. All of these actors are great people and they do a good job. Listen, as Liberal as she was, everyone always liked her and her Witt. But, because she had a change of mind these executive wanted to go after her. If they do come up with a way to bring her back, they are going to have to PAY her a very big salary. But, they will get it back by the viewers!

  47. Pam Johnston

    November 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    ABC Karma is such a good thing in your case. I know being so liberal must be a very hard thing “tee hee” especially when it hits you in the pants pocket. I feel bad for the rest of the cast though. I don’t watch ABC any more.

  48. Bj

    November 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    This is only the first of the losses on the way. That big giant red tsunami is on it’s way and I predict a lot of these nut cases will be jumping off cliffs or forced to actually get a life. They just can’t seem to phantom who actually runs this country and calls the shots……and it’s NOT them and their money…….

  49. SmilenJ

    November 1, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    What gets my goat is the “ladies” on the View can spew their venom and nothing happens to them, but Roseanne voices her opinion on her own time and she is canned because it differs from the powers that be. Shame on ABC, what a bunch of hypocrits. But that is what the libs are.

  50. Linda

    November 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    “They didn’t think it through good enough??” It appears the ABC President is a self destructing moron. Looks like Roseanne got the last laugh after all.

  51. Synickel

    November 1, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    What Roseanne did was her own business, and ABC has/had no business meddling.

  52. Donna Pecoraro

    November 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I told you so! Didn’t even watch the first one! #boycott Disney#boycottABC
    If you liberal’s would think before you judge, you wouldn’t be in this mess!
    Again, we told you so!

  53. scot_belle

    November 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    “Welcome to the Karma Cafe’, there’s no menu
    ….but you will be served what you deserve.”
    ——————-
    snicker, snicker, snicker…..

  54. Terry Fisher

    November 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Maybe they shouldn’t be telling us what we can watch. We certainty told them.

  55. Jerry Sandy

    November 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    It’s what deserve to happen to this show since Rosanna is gone.

    (and maybe need to grammar checker here in this article,
    e.g., “then there the kids and DJ’s ex wife.”)

  56. joann

    November 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I agree with every comment here..MAGA

  57. Bubbelove8

    November 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    And to think that Samantha Bee still has her job, as well as the jerk Kimmel and his ilk. I’m happy that this program without Roseanne has bombed.Serves them right.

  58. N

    November 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    The NAZI commie liberals MOBs(DS,academia,fake news,Hollywood,RINOs) are a bunch of Hypocrites! But, the blacks don’t mind when white Hollywood liberals use black faces to make money at their expense!

  59. Barbara

    November 1, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Well duh??? Like this should be any kind of surprise??

  60. Connie M Morris

    November 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    sHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN FIRED. IF YOU READ THE PAPERS AND INTERNET, WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY ARE 100 TIMES WORSE THAN WHAT SHE SAID. IT SERVES YOU RIGHT FOR BOWING TO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

  61. Shelly

    November 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I loved this show and was so happy when it returned. I really like John Goodman also. Roseanne and John made the other characters better. Without them, they’re just so so. Just can’t bring myself to watch without my girl Roseanne!!

  62. Steven Carson

    November 1, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    They have completely ruined the show by firing her and I don’t know if they would get the viewers back if they rehired her or if she would even accept the job if they did ask her to come back.

  63. Diane

    November 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Couldn’t be happier.The show sucked anyway

  64. Chaz

    November 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Very funny – toodaloo ABC – get rid of the News Division to save a chunk of money.

  65. janet williams

    November 1, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Stupid people. Apologize to Roseanne, up her pay, and MAYBE she might come back , if you are lucky!!!

    AND MAKE THIS A SECURE SIGHT!!!!!

  66. K carrell

    November 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Duh liberals! Bring Rosanne back. Only show on tv that I watched other than Last Man Standing. Do you just not get it?!

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