The ratings blowout for Roseanne’s recent television revival continued to stun industry experts this week; with revised statistics showing an unbelievable 25 million viewers tuned-in to watch the program after a 20-year hiatus.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Roseanne’s ratings topped the 25 million marker when taking into account online streaming, home recordings, and internet purchases of the season’s first episodes.
“The new totals for the Mar. 27 premiere have the comedy totaling 25 million viewers and a massive 7.3 rating among adults 18-49. Looking at just the audience, the 6.6 million add-on from the premiere night is a time-shifting record. And that doesn’t even include the additional 4.3 million viewers who tuned into an encore telecast on Sunday night — or the growth it will see from Hulu and ABC streaming,” writes the Reporter.
The juggernaut ratings stunned experts and media pundits; signaling more television shows may attempt to feature working-class families to lure Trump-voters throughout the country.
The President himself called Roseanne Barr this week to congratulate her on the successful reboot; saying he was “proud” the show portrayed his supporters in a positive light.
ROSEANNE GOES NUCLEAR: Actress Tells Kimmel to ‘ZIP THAT F***ING LIP’ On LIVE TV
Iconic comedian and Trump-supporter Roseanne Barr didn’t hold back when discussing politics during a late-night television interview; telling liberal host Jimmy Kimmel that he went so “f***ing far left” he lost everybody and should “zip that f***ing lip.”
Barr appeared alongside actor John Goodman while promoting their upcoming revival of television’s “Roseanne,” getting into a full-blown debate with Kimmel over Hillary Clinton, liberals, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence.
“You are a very liberal, socially liberal person in general,” started Kimmel.
“I’m still the same, you all moved. You all went so f***ing far out you lost everybody,” she interrupted. “Seriously, a lot of your audience -including me- A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.”
“So zip that “f***ing lip,” she added.
Watch Roseanne take-on Kimmel above.
ROSEANNE UNCHAINED: The Actress Says Her Character is a Proud, WORKING CLASS Trump Supporter
Actress Roseanne Barr is doubling-down on her iconic character’s sharp wit and working-class roots as the show prepares for its official reboot later this month; saying the program will focus on American issues and why President Trump won the 2016 race for the White House.
The comedian was speaking with the New York Time when she was asked to comment on the impact President Trump’s election had on her character and herself, saying she wanted to focus on “How we deal with whole new issues that we didn’t even have before, like gender-fluid kids. How working class people — how and why they elected Trump.”
“I just wanted to have that dialogue about families torn apart by the election and their political differences of opinion and how we handle it. I thought that this was an important thing to say at this time,” she added.
“In terms of what they think, and how they feel when they are the ones who send their kids over to fight. We’ve been in wars for a long, long time, which everybody seems to forget — but working class people don’t forget it because their kids are in it,” said Roseanne.
Read the full interview here.