Published: Thu, March 29, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

"Roseanne" reboot premieres to massive ratings


According to Nielsen data (per TheWrap), Roseanne scored a stellar 4.9 rating in the advertiser-friendly 18 to 49 demographic and 17.7 million live viewers overall.

In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the reboot of "Roseanne".

Is Roseanne a Trump supporter in the revival? Yes. At 8, the premiere of the Roseanne revival earned a 4.9/21 and 17.7 million viewers. ABC says this is the highest-rated comedy telecast on any network in almost four years, since a season premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" in 2014, reports Entertainment Weekly. Will and Grace grabbed nearly 11 million viewers in its return debut before averaging about half of that for the remainder of the season.

This causes friction with her television sister Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalf.

"Roseanne" is among the recent wave of reboots now on TV or in the works, including "Murphy Brown", "Magnum P.I.", "Charmed" and "Fuller House", which premiered on Netflix.

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The publication said the numbers make "Roseanne" the "highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons".

On Tuesday, ABC relaunched "Roseanne" after two decades of being off the air.

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

Roseanne Barr's laugh is back on TV - and from what we can tell, a big portion of the Tri-State caught up with the Conners. It was Twitter's top trending topic Wednesday night, widely praised for fairly portraying a family with differing political views.

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