The ratings are in on ABC’s relaunched “Roseanne,” and it was a YUGE success!
Trump supporter Roseanne Barr has relaunched her wildly successful sitcom, with one amazing change!
It now takes place in the ‘Trump-era” and Roseanne’s character, much like the real-life actress, is thankful that we’re “Making America Great Again.”
On Tuesday, ABC relaunched “Roseanne” after two decades of being off the air. However, they added a twist: a pro-Trump plot. Well now, the ratings are in.
The first two episodes on Tuesday averaged a 5.1 rating in the key demo coming in at 18.1 million viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that makes it the “highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons, as well as the highest-rated sitcom in recent memory.”
Because of the hype behind the launch, ABC was able to sell $175,000 for 30-second ads.
A similar relaunch, NBC’s “Will & Grace,” premiered with just a 3.0 rating in the key demographic with a little over 10 million viewers. That’s a whopping 8 million fewer viewers than “Roseanne.”
Roseanne Barr has frequently defended President Trump leading up to the show’s relaunch and most recently did so on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
Kimmel confronted her saying that he knew she was “very liberal, socially liberal … in general” and she fired right back. “I’m still the same — you all moved!” she said. “You all went so f**king far out, you lost everyone!”