Early numbers show The Connners giving ABC "some breathing room," according to Deadline's Dominic Patten, who adds: "Down 35% from the Roseanne opener, the start of The Conners was just 4% better than the mothership series finale in metered market numbers. In fact, even with a massive marketing push, The Conners wasn’t even the highest rated show of Tuesday night. Though The Conners was ahead of This Is Us by 22% in the early numbers, it was CBS’ NCIS that topped the night with a 8.1/13 in metered market results with the fourth episode of its 16th season." UPDATE: The Conners premiered to 10.5 million viewers, on par with Roseanne season finale's 10.6 million.
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