The ratings for Tuesday night’s primetime lineup are in, and we cannot sit here and say that it’s good news for The Conners.
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After starting off this season reasonably stable, the spin-off series last night received its lowest rating to date — a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While this rating isn’t necessarily something to brag about, it is worth noting that it was still the #2 show of the night behind only The Voice. That’s really not so much a victory for The Conners, though. Instead, it speaks a little bit more to some of the struggles that you are seeing in some other places across the TV landscape these days. Without This Is Us airing on Tuesday nights, the numbers just aren’t the same.
Even with a ratings drop though, we still think that the future of The Conners is dependent a little bit more on what ABC wants to do as a network, especially since there is no clear evidence that a cancellation is imminent here. If the majority of the cast is willing to come on board for another 10-13 episodes, we certainly think it is likely that there will be another season. If not, everyone will just move on to some other work.
Other recent odds and ends
Let’s start here with The Flash, which did share some good news for its 100th episode — a ratings uptick to a 0.7! That is good enough to tie with The Gifted and Lethal Weapon, which did show a tiny bit of improvement on its own. Yet, we still cannot say that we’re altogether hopeful that either The Gifted or Lethal Weapon will be renewed at the moment, largely because Fox is scaling back their lineup further next season and there may not be all that much space for either of them. Maybe Lethal Weapon has a small chance of being a Thursday-night replacement series once NFL football is over, but for the time being that is all we could really hope for there.
Also, it’s worth noting that the lack of New Amsterdam failed to help either NCIS: New Orleans or The Rookie, which posted a 0.8 and 0.7 rating, respectively. Of the two, NCIS: New Orleans does feel like a lock for a renewal; after all, it more or less doubled the ratings of The Rookie in total viewership.
What do you think about the latest ratings for Tuesday night? Be sure to share some of your first thoughts and reactions right now in the comments! (Photo: ABC.)