‘The Conners’ Sees Ratings Reach Season-High

by Joe Rutland

Fans of the ABC sitcom “The Conners” tuned in this week to see Dan get married to Louise. It sent the show’s ratings to a season-high mark.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, “The Conners” drew 3.59 million viewers and a 0.61 Neilsen rating. That comes in the 18-49 demographic and the viewership figure is tops for the show so far this year.

Dan Conner, played by John Goodman, married his longtime girlfriend Louise Goldufski. She’s a musician and bartender at Casita Bonita. The music part fits in quite well as Sagal is quite a singer in her own right.

This sitcom is simply a strong spin-off of “Roseanne.” Show producers had to do something after ABC fired star Roseanne Barr after she made some racist statements online.

In reconfiguring the cast, it gave them another path to take with these characters on “The Conners.”

If fans of “Roseanne” have been watching this spin-off, then they’ve been seeing old friends.

As we said, Outsiders, Goodman is on there. Also, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, and Laurie Metcalf are in their familiar roles.

“The Conners” airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, on ABC.

‘The Conners’ Takes Goodman Co-Star From ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ For Role

This season, “The Conners” has added a co-star from “The Righteous Gemstones” for its show.

In fact, Goodman has a role on that show, too.

Tony Cavalero plays Aldo, a tattoo artist where Harris, played by Emma Kenney, works. He’s also a single father with two children.

His first appearance on the ABC sitcom actually came in Wednesday night’s episode, Dan’s wedding.

“The Righteous Gemstones” is on HBO.

Executive producer Dave Caplan talked about the show moving past having Roseanne Conner as a character on the show.

Executive Producer Is Focused On Handling Situation Around Roseanne Conner

He said how to handle this situation has been a topic of concern with the show’s writers.

Caplan mentioned that the idea of how much discussion should take place in the early Season 4 episodes took place.

“We took such care during the whole first season, after the character wasn’t in the show anymore, and we’ve never shied away from discussing Roseanne Conner’s impact on the family,” Caplan said.

The show will respect the character of Roseanne and Dan’s emotional state. They are intentionally doing so.

“Dan had such a difficult time dealing with her death and moving on,” Caplan said. “And we felt like we were very thorough there, and very respectful of both the Roseanne character and of Dan’s feelings.”

“The Conners” continues to provide laughs galore as viewers keep flocking to see the sitcom.