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.