Roseanne's revival dominates the airwaves, becomes ABC's top-rated series
The reboot has been touted as ABC's top-rated series. The last time the network enjoyed this stats was nearly 24 years ago when ABC aired the hit 'Home Improvement'
Roseanne has continued to dominate the competition ever since the reboot hit the airwaves. The show has earned ABC a distinction in ratings, something that the network itself has not enjoyed in the past 18 years. The show raked in over 13 million viewers, down 500,000, according to a report by Deadline. Roseanne was also the No.1 program on Tuesday.
The reboot has been touted as ABC's top-rated series. The last time the network enjoyed this stats was nearly 24 years ago when ABC aired the hit 'Home Improvement'. The Roseanne reboot has also allowed ABC to stay at the top position for four weeks in a row. This, again, was last achieved by ABC nearly 10 years ago with 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.
The ratings are not a surprise to many. Roseanne's ratings skyrocketed when the reboot premiered. The first episode raked in more viewers than the comedy series's original finale which aired in 1997. Since the show's airing, many people have had a mixed response to its revival. A lot of fans were not too happy with the fact that Roseanne Barr was retaining her Republican standpoint even with her character on TV. Many viewers didn't like the idea of Roseanne being a Trump supporter.
President Trump himself called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on her show's top ratings. Barr has been very vocal about her support for Trump's presidency. Many of her fans have supported the actress for her open support.
I JUST LOVE @therealroseanne! She is courageous, honest, outspoken, bright, funny and brave enough to support @realDonaldTrump despite unfair attacks from Liberals! @RoseanneOnABC is a great show- funny and tackles tough issues! Do you love Roseanne? RT IF yes!#golfinggary pic.twitter.com/fhQnx3QfRt— Patriot Gary (@Golfinggary5221) April 12, 2018
The show will certainly have an 11th season. Channing Dungy, ABC entertainment's president, issued a statement confirming the news. As reported by TV Line, Channing said: "We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes. The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year."