Politically charged 'Roseanne' soars with premiere ratings
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The politically charged reboot of “Roseanne” reportedly soared to a ratings win with its Tuesday premiere.

The ABC sitcom averaged 18.1 million viewers and won the night ratings-wise in both adults 18–49 and in total viewers during its two-episode premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The publication said the numbers make “Roseanne” the “highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons.”


In the 2018 version of the show, which originally ran from 1988 to 1997, titular star Roseanne Barr plays a supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE who clashes politically with the rest of her family.

Barr’s support of the commander in chief extends beyond her show’s character — the 65-year-old comedian said ahead of the 2016 presidential election, “I think we would be so lucky if Trump won.”

Sara Gilbert, who plays Barr’s daughter, said in January that the show depicts a family “divided by politics but still filled with love.”

“People feel like they can't disagree and still love and talk to each other,” Gilbert said at the time. “What a great thing to bring into this country right now."