‘Roseanne’ Delivers HUGE Ratings in ABC Return

'Roseanne' Delivers HUGE Ratings in ABC Return ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ premiere was the highest-rated sitcom episode in years.

‘Roseanne’ Delivers HUGE Ratings in ABC Return

ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ premiere was the highest-rated sitcom episode in years.

The network reported that the two-episode premiere attracted a whopping 18.2 million viewers, ABC’s best results for an hour-long telecast since fall 2006.

With a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49, it was also the highest-rated sitcom episode that broadcast television has seen since CBS ratings giant “The Big Bang Theory” scored a 5.5 with its eighth season opener in September 2014.



The “Roseanne” premiere also topped the 16.6 million viewers recorded for the show’s original finale.

The return was much larger than the premiere of another original-cast revival, NBC’s Will & Grace, which opened to 10.2 million viewers last September.

CNN reported that the only scripted series to have a larger audience this season was “This Is Us,” which drew 26.9 million viewers for its post-Super Bowl episode.



Roseanne Barr thanked fans via Twitter for the incredible rating: “You are all wonderful-here is to making America laugh & talk again! LOVE U”

I am so greatful to the fans of the Roseanne show for giving it a good Premiere rating. You are all wonderful-here is to making America laugh & talk again! LOVE U

h/t

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