ABC’s Roseanne spinoff, The Connors
Week 2 saw 7.9 Million viewers. This is a much smaller drop off from the expected number viewers.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the debut rating for the Roseanne spin-off, The Conners drew a big Tuesday night rating for the network.
10.5 Million people tuned into the show’s first episode without Roseanne Barr. This is much less than the reported 18 Million people that tuned in for the Roseanne spin-off earlier this year.
One has to wonder how much of this audience was due to genuine interest in the show or curiosity on how they killed Roseanne of the show. Time will tell.
Last Man Standing on FOX saw a small decline of 23% of its audience during the second week of their 7th season (and first season on FOX). Last week. LMS saw 8 million people tune into their season premiere, and this week, they saw 6 Million people tune in.
Not at all. At this point, FOX should actually consider renewing the show already.
With Conan O’Brien moving in a new direction, I would like to share some thoughts.
In 2008, the Writers Union went on strike around the holidays. As a sophomore in high school, I would stay up way too late watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Something occurred to me during one of these late night sessions. It was interesting, but not usually funny.
Shortly after the show ended, Conan O’Brien’s Late Night aired and I instantly loved everything about it. It seemed to have a much lower budget and tendency for the edgy, but it was also funnier than anything Leno had attempted.
I vividly remember Conan picking up a guitar and playing with his band. At one point, Conan was sitting at his desk and said something along the lines of “since we don’t have writers and have an hour to fill, let’s spin my wedding ring” and for a week after this, O’Brien would try to beat his record on rind spinning on his desk. His audience would cheer him on as he failed most times to beat his record.
Fast forward to 2009 and O’Brien
would make a flat-tired attempt at taking over the legendary program that is The Tonight Show. The run was short lived, and O’Brien signed off his final Tonight Show by saying words that still ring loud in my memory: Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought were going to get, but if you work hard, and are kind, amazing things will happen.
For the last 8 years, I have kept those words in my heart and mind; I’ve written them on notebooks, and have tried my best to work hard and be kind. And over those last 8 years, Conan has done some incredible things on TBS.
While the show in it’s current format is ending, I am happy that Conan will continue to make television the way he sees fit. I don’t think there is anyway for him or anyone to do TV, except the way they way they feel right doing it.
Conan O’Brien, for 11 years, has been a huge part of my life and has been an important part of many people’s lives for over twice as long. So Conan, thank you for what you have done and what I’m sure you will find a way to continue doing.
Late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, is set to launch his own comedy club in Las Vegas next year. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host signed on earlier this year to be the name sake of a new comedy club across the street from Caesar’s Palace.
The club will be 8,000 sq. feet and located at the LINQ Promenade. Kimmel claims that he will be hands on when it comes to curating comedians onto the stage.
When asked how the club will come into play with the show, Kimmel said that they might be going live to the comedy club for comedians who perform on the show. However, Kimmel did shoot down the idea of filming the show there, as it is too small.
Kimmel also shot down rumors that he might be leaving his hit ABC late night show to focus on the club, saying “It’s not a big money making venture”.
Deadlines.com is reporting that Last Man Standing‘s return to TV brought in some strong ratings for FOX.
LMS did a 1.8 with 8 Million viewers, on a Friday night. This isn’t including the DVR +3 or +7 ratings yet. The FOX premiere actually out did the ABC premiere by 2 million viewers from the previous season.
LMS doing such a strong number shows that Tim Allen and the team over at LMS is going something right. We will for sure see a second season on FOX.
What did you think of the season 7 premiere on FOX?
Tim Allen returned as the leading man on FOX’s Last Man Standing (Man, it’s weird typing FOX instead of ABC), and the show did not disappoint. All our favorite people, with two exceptions, returned to the show and made us all laugh.
Allen was his typical “Mike Baxter” self as he criticized the show’s cancelation by saying that the network are “a bunch of idiots”.
The first show was essentially summarizing the last year and a half of the countries interactions with one another. There are tons of tension between the liberal family members and the conservative ones while Ryan threatens to move his family to Canada.
The new Mandy Baxter is overplaying the fact that Mandy had been an airhead. What I loved about Molly Ephriam is that she played an airhead so well while not making it obvious. She just casually missed the important things in life, where Molly McCook (who not plays Mandy) just LOOKED like she was an airhead.
McCook’s opening line on the show was “Mom, you’ll never guess, but I got lost upstairs”. Not sure if the show is trying to make her seem like a complete idiot, or if that’s the way McCook is interrupting the writing. Ephriam’s rendition of Mandy Baxter was a cunning, somewhat street smart, dummy who also has enough wherewithal to start her own business. I hope, once things get going a bit more, that we see more of the traits from the old Mandy and ditch this blatant blond act.
The jokes on
I am overly excited about the show being back. This show is truly great and has been since it’s
Last Man Standing airs on FOX on Fridays.