Reuters reports that ratings data on Wednesday showed that the premiere of the rebooted series starring original cast members Roseanne Barr and John Goodman was the most-watched show on U.S. television on Tuesday night with an audience of 18.2 million Americans.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told The Times that the show was a "direct result of the post-Election Day initiative to pursue an audience that the network had overlooked". "The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago". What is surprising is the apparent blind eye turned by the people who have brought us this "rebooted" Roseanne - a decision that ABC may regret.
The season 10 debut for the ABC series was watch by 18.44 million viewers, making it the biggest premiere of the season.
Earlier this week President Donald Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the success of her sitcom reboot. "I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now". At a speech in OH on March 29, he praised the show, noting the ratings and that it was "about us". After the first day of playback, Roseanne shot up to a 6.24 rating in Adults 18-49, adding more than 1.0 rating point and over 20% to its Adult 18-49 Live + Same Day number. "And it was about us!".
"Look at 'Roseanne!' I called her yesterday!"
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Sunny and warmer conditions expected today in the Omaha area
Showers gradually end Friday morning but skies stay mostly cloudy, highs after midday will get into the low to mid 50s. Sunshine returns Thursday through Saturday , the weather service said, with highs in the low 40s to mid-50s.
"You know, he may be lousy for women, immigrants and the economy maybe, we'll see, but he's really good for TV".
Barr was thrilled by the news.
Barr's tweet led to backlash from members of the media, Democrats and other public figures, including former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who slammed Barr's network ABC for giving her a platform.
But she also got plenty of pushback.
"We just kind of had a private conversation".
"The Conners aren't Trump supporters".
"They plugged into what's going on in the country right now which is that in families when you're a Trump voter versus a Trump hater there's a lot of friction and a lot of fights within the family", Behar said.