I used to watch the original Rosanne show in reruns and the final season at the same time years ago, but never got into the revival series. I maybe saw like half an episode. And we all know what happened with the revival show, so it's not like why it was cancelled needs to be rehashed.
I tuned in for about 10 minutes last night, just to see how they handled the spin off The Conners. I wasn't really interested in the show, just curious how they would handle it. Once the curiosity was squelched, I tuned out. I was sure they would kill off Rosanne, but didn't know how they would do it (car accident or natural causes were my guesses). But they kind of took a dark and odd turn, and thought it was an odd choice to kill off the character through opioid addiction. Sort of a parallel with the ambien thing. Also, John Goodman doesn't look good these days! WTF happened to him! I know he has struggled with addiction himself, and lost a ton of weight, but damn!
I doubt I will watch this show, but not so much because they killed off Rosanne and they probably can pull off a decent show without her, more because lack of interest. That all said, I will be surprised if this show isn't cancelled after the first season.