'Roseanne' Reboot Is So Good: 18 Million People Tuned In To Watch The Premiere Episode
March 30, 2018 11:13 By Fabiosa
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.
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.
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) March 27, 2018
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.
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.
The show got the usual hype just before its debut on March 27, but the ratings were beyond expectations by far.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 28, 2018
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.
18 million viewers watched the Roseanne premiere? That’s wild.
— deray (@deray) March 29, 2018
The reception of the show has been great, and POPSUGAR reports that during the hour-long premiere episode, viewers grew as the show progressed.
#Roseanne premiere wasn’t for the left. It wasn’t for the right. It was for real people.
— Jonathan Carrara (@joncarrara) March 28, 2018
Congratulations Roseanne! ???? I LOVE her! ???? And John Goodman! - SPhttps://t.co/Vo4xXKnrlv
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) March 28, 2018
Wait is it 1998? This #Roseanne premiere number is HUGE. 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 18.2 million viewers. So yeah, that was a pretty good idea to bring it back. CBS/NBC/Fox/CW combined did a 3.6.
— Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue) March 28, 2018
Wow: Last night's Roseanne premiere draws 18.1 million people, a staggering 5.1 in the demo. That's a crazy big start
— John Koblin (@koblin) March 28, 2018
These numbers are incredible! Easily Roseanne is the highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons, as well as the highest-rated sitcom in recent memory. Congratulations @therealroseanne !
Make Comedy Great Again ???? https://t.co/Z5aWQl9q8Y
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) March 28, 2018
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Roseanne. This is one remarkable comeback.