Ratings: 'The Conners' Season 3 Premiere Meets Fox's World Series, Slips 31%

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‘The Conners’ Season 3 Premiere Bumps Into Fox’s World Series, Slips 31% in Ratings

Fellow ABC sitcom “Black-ish” sheds one-quarter of its adults 18-49 audience from prior fall’s start

Returning ABC’s Wednesday comedies “The Goldbergs,” “The Conners” and “Black-ish” ran into Game 2 of Fox’s 2020 World Series last night, and the sitcoms are probably sitting on a lot of DVRs as we speak.

The Season 3 premiere of “The Conners” declined 31% in the key adults 18-49 demographic when compared with last fall’s Season 2 start. “Black-ish” shed 25% of its initially reported audience vs. the comparable season premiere in 2019, and “The Goldbergs” dropped 20%.

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Due to the nature of live sports, the below early Nielsen numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant uptick.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.2 million, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 3.6 million.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/4 and in viewers with 3 million.

NBC and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 2.8 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.4 million.

More to come…

Tony Maglio