"Roseanne" reboot nabs stellar ratings

29 March, 2018, 02:33 | Author: Sheri Evans
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In fact, initial ratings have the audience numbering a stunning 18.1 million viewers, with more tuning in from the first episode to the second (which aired back to back at 8 pm).

Actors Lecy Goranson, John Goodman and Roseanne Barr speak during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (While Roseanne is still a Republican who voted for Donald Trump, Jackie is a staunch Democrat).

ABC says those numbers make "Roseanne" the highest rated sitcom on broadcast television since the 2014 season premiere of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory". According to The Hollywood Reporter, "t$3 he show averaged a 5.1 rating in the key demo and 18.1 million viewers, rising from the first half hour to the next".

"Rosanne revival wins huge ratings", said The New York Times, while Vanity Fair said the new show "completely smashed all ratings expectations".

Roseanne Barr tweeted her thanks to fans Wednesday.

The show attracted a lot of attention since Roseanne Barr's character reflects her support for President Trump, and the program will explore how politics have impacted blue collar America.

In fact, Tuesday's viewership was 10 percent better than the 16.6 million viewers who tuned in to the 1997 series finale.

The premiere of ABC's "Roseanne" reboot delivered blockbuster ratings for ABC. "LOVE U." Barr tweeted that she was happy she'd made a decision to leave Hawaii and work through bronchitis and a bad knee to bring the show back to life.

"If you're not happy, I have no chance of being happy", quips Dan, handing the anti-depressants to Roseanne.



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