'Roseanne' Reboot Is So Good: 18 Million People Tuned In To Watch The Premiere Episode

Date March 30, 2018

Roseanne Barr is owning this season of reboots in a big way. Her show, which made her the second highest paid woman in show business next to Oprah, is back, and her ratings are going over the roof.

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The Conner family is back

ABC recommissioned a new season of the show with most of the exact same cast from its first run. 9 new episodes were ordered by the network, with hopes of a possible extension.

The original Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997 and garnered massive viewership because of its honesty and relatability. Most people could identify with the issues the Conner family dealt with.

Record-breaking premiere

For the season's premiere, viewers got a pleasant surprise.

Roseanne's TV husband, played by John Goodman, is known to have died at the end of the original series. But, Goodman has been resurrected, sort of, for the reboot, and it appears to have been a great decision.

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The show got the usual hype just before its debut on March 27, but the ratings were beyond expectations by far.

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With 18.1 million people tuning in, Roseanne became the highest-rated sitcom in over 3 years. The only other scripted show with that record in recent times is the FOX series, Empire.

What a comeback!

Apparently, not many people expected the results to be this huge, because amid the thrill of fans celebrating the show's impressive return, there have been reactions of disbelief.

The reception of the show has been great, and POPSUGAR reports that during the hour-long premiere episode, viewers grew as the show progressed.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Roseanne. This is one remarkable comeback.

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