In its first two seasons, The Conners ended up being ABC’s highest-rated comedy series. Will that winning streak continue? Will The Conners be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A family comedy series, The Conners stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey, and Jay R. Ferguson. Guest stars in season three include Katey Sagal, Danny Trejo, Rene Rosado, Anna Maria Horsford, and Evelina Fernandez. Picking up where the revival of the Roseanne sitcom left off, this series follows the extended working-class Conner family that’s led by widower Dan Conner (Goodman) and his three adult children — Becky (Goranson), Darlene (Gilbert), and D.J. (Fishman) — as well as sister-in-law, Jackie Harris (Metcalf). Season three finds the Conner family continuing to struggle financially while trying to stay safe amid the pandemic.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
5/20 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: Season two of The Conners on ABC averaged a 1.07 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.78 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like The Conners TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
*5/14/21 update: The Conners has been renewed for a fourth season on ABC.
If this is ABC’s highest rated comedy, and continues to fall, then how bad are the ratings for the network in general?
I saw a clip of a recent episode and two things immediately struck me: 1. The humor has been completely drained out of this show. It’s nothing like its former self. 2. Everyone looks like a zombie version of their former selves. There’s no life to anyone at all.
I completely understand why this show is tanking in viewership. It’s awful
The Connors is my favorite sit com. I love this show way better than the Roseanne show. Sara Gilbert and John Goodman carry this show and the supporting actors are also the best.
The Conners is the only network show I watch. I hope it is renewed.
We are are trapped home with nothing but tv to watch and they only get 1% of the population to tune in? How is it they survive? Shows used to be canceled with 3-4x the viewership. Example is something I just rewatched. R.O.E was canceled season 7 pulling a average 2-3 and 7-9+ million viewers. There are 100s of other example. How do these awfully written unwatchable, PC shoved in your face shows like “The Connors” not get canceled? TV ratings during Covid should be through the roof!
Sure, if this was before the time of streaming video when we didn’t have tens of thousands of other options. TV viewing is up but people are watching more and more shows on demand. If ABC followed your ratings logic, they’d be canceling all of their other sitcoms and some of their dramas because they have lower ratings. Makes no sense. I don’t know what ROE stands for but times have changed dramatically. Nothing gets those demo numbers any more and only a handful of shows get that many viewers in the overnights.
Please read up before you post non facts. Nielsen has tracked subscription based streaming services since 2017 and adjust the ratings accordingly. Good shows pull good #s. Rosanne’s reboot 2018 before “The Conners” was pulling 18 million viewers.
So it’s not the ability to track “ten thousand other options”. A nation of captive audience members is tuning out and the ratings down spiral shows that. Maybe remakes of remakes, poor tired unoriginal writing and PC culture over substance is to blame…. Easier to blame everything else though.
Yes, of course Nielsen tracks streaming services. These particular ratings are broadcast network overnights, used to measure who watched the ads, not the show. There’s no streaming numbers in them and Conners is still ABc’s 2nd highest-rated comedy. Look at the ranking list. The Conners is consistently 1 of ABC’s top gainers in the +3 and +7 day ratings, gaining 60-80% more viewers for every episode. It’s one of ABC’s top shows in delayed gains. We both know it will be renewed for year 4. My point was that during this pandemic, people have thousands of other options to fill… Read more »
Like this or just upset because Roseann dumped. And that actually that’s the best thing to happen to this network. They finally did something right
Ratings Logic is that Nielson gets more accurate number reporting from streaming services than traditional cable.
What is “ratings logic”? How do you think the ratings data is collected?
Frankly Speaking if you ever notice how one time the ratings are so low and then the next day they peek.? Well that kind of shows you that they are influence numbers just to keep the programming demographics in a population at a certain level. It’s just known because advertisers have a big chunk into what goes on and how it’s played out. You need to understand money talks advertisers only ones who matter in this series of complex issues regarding TV shows placements in ratings and demographics. Otherwise Almost everything would be git would horrifically bad demographics and ratings… Read more »
Are you seeing what’s on the crappy network of CBS network? I talk about people having to do look at their crappy show listings and look at the amount of population watching it that tells you this world today people just sit there but whatever it is and watch total trash. Nothing else better to do turn on the TV and watch a little heart content oh yes an order from Uber eats
Time to put The Conner’s to bed. The ratings just continue to fall with each episode. ABC is only keeping it running out of spite at this point. Continuing to run the show isn’t going to make the ratings go up.
Hilarious, the best sitcom on now that Will & Grace is gone again. Needs to be back on Tuesday at 8.
When are they going to be cancelled? So boring, naturally do not watch!
If you don’t watch, how do you know it’s boring?
Best show on television!!!!
The Conners is my favorite show and they’re doing a wonderful job each episode. I think they should definitely be renewed for a 4th season.
First 3 episodes have shown a serious drop off from season 2 which dropped off quite a bit from season 1 which had held somewhat steady from Roseanne’s final episode. I don’t see this lasting much longer, and lately these storylines have left me really feeling like there’s a lot left to be desired- guess I’m not alone looking at how these weekly ratings are.
HAHA! People are mad the ratings continue to drop 2 weeks after my initial post, proving I was right!
ABC needs to remove them ASAP!!
How did you predict that? Is it because almost all shows drop after their season premier and almost every show’s ratings drop year to year because of the increase in delayed viewing?