It has been reported that ABC executives are apparently regretting firing Roseanne Barr after a controversial tweet she sent out earlier this year. The Roseanne spinoff series (excluding the matriarch of the show) called The Conners aired in mid-October, and now ABC is fearful that the show will not perform as well without Roseanne in the picture.\r\n\r\nA source close to ABC says that it would\u2019ve been a lot more reasonable to give her a suspension rather than terminate her altogether. \u201cThe whisper across ABC is that they will not even be a quarter of what Roseanne achieved last season,\u201d the source says, according to Daily Mail TV. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInside sources are also calling the immediate termination of Roseanne\u2019s place on the network as a "knee-jerk" reaction. \r\n\r\n\u201cWe didn\u2019t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn\u2019t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,\u201d the insider tells DMTV, \u201cThis would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nABC is apparently realizing that viewers may not tune in to watch the spinoff series knowing Roseanne is not part of the cast. \r\n\r\n\u201cThe comments on social media tend to skew in favor of Roseanne and slam The Conners and the cast members who came back. Even dedicated fans of the Conner family feel conflicted about supporting a show that so swiftly eliminated the show\u2019s matriarch and creator,\u201d a source says. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile Rotten Tomatoes has granted the series a generous 96%, TV Series Finale has reported the official ratings of the first three Conners episodes, which have appeared to drop with each run. The first episode performed the best with over 10 million viewers, and by the third episode, the ratings dropped to a little over 7.8 million. \r\n\r\nSo far, Roseanne has not commented on ABC\u2019s apparent regret towards the decision to terminate her from the network. She did, however, make a comment upon the first episode airing of The Conners to say she\u2019s not dead, in reference to how her character was removed from the show. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s too early to tell if The Conners will continue to drop in ratings or if they will somehow rise up from the ashes within the next several episodes, due to air every Tuesday on ABC.\r\n\r\nBe sure to SHARE this article, and don\u2019t forget to check out the video below of a scene from The Conners.