‘The Conners’ TV Ratings Nosedive to All-Time Low After 3-Week Break

by Suzanne Halliburton

The Conners continues to bleed viewers. It seems that after a three-week absence, people forgot to tune in, even with the appearance of a pro football star.

So only 2.786 million watched The Conners, with a special appearance from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who played guest host of Jeopardy!. Rodgers, in real life, also was a guest host on the quiz show with hopes of being the permanent replacement.

Besides Aaron Rodgers, The Conners also featured special guest stars Candice Bergen, Katey Sagal and Brian Austin Green. And even with the big names, folks still didn’t tune in. The last episode also had dropped to a season-low, with 2.8 million. And this was even worse.

The Conners Wasn’t Only Wednesday Show To Drop

But most all shows Wednesday night suffered a dip in viewers. The Conners hardly was the lone show. Fellow ABC show A Million Little Things fell to a low of 1.95 million viewers. Unlike The Conners, which is likely to be renewed for another season, A Million Little Things is on the bubble. The numbers don’t look good.

Need to see more of a trend? Fox’s Masked Singer saw its audience decrease to 4.4 million, which is a season low. NBC’s Chicago Med held steady as one of the week’s top dramas, with 6.8 million tuning in. However, Chicago Fire, which still had 6.9 million viewers, saw a downturn, as did Chicago P.D. (5.8 million).

And CBS’ Seal Team also dropped to an audience low with 3.4 million.

The Conners, technically, hasn’t been picked up season four. But it’s a formality. John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, and Lecy Goranson already have signed deals for season four. 

The Conners is setting up for an emotional ending to season threeD.J. Conner’s wife is coming home. According to TVLine.comGeena will come back for the season three finale, which is set to run on May 19. The episode is called Two Proposals, a Homecoming and a Bear.

The last time Maya Lynne Robinson, who portrayed Geena, was on The Conners was in season one. She never was intended to be written out of the family. Robinson took a role on the sitcom The Unicorn. So writers sent Geena back to Afghanistan. CBS currently is deciding whether to keep The Unicorn on air or not, so it’s unclear whether there will be more of a role for Robinson on The Conners.

Stay tuned.