The highly-anticipated return of one of television’s most iconic characters didn’t disappoint Tuesday night, with over 18 million viewers tuning in as ‘Roseanne’ posted the highest ratings of the season across the board.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the reboot is set to become one of the highest rated programs in years; upstaging the NBC smash-hit ‘This is Us’ and giving ABC its best numbers since 2006.
“The premiere delivered an incredible 18.2 million viewers along with an equally impressive 5.1 rating among adults 18-49,” writes EW. “In the adult demo, that even trumps Sunday’s heavily buzzed 60 Minutes episode which featured an interview with Stormy Daniels.”
The pro-Trump comedian made national headlines last week during a fiery appearance on late-night television; telling host Jimmy Kimmel to “zip that f***ing lip” after his repeated attacks on President Trump.
“I’m still the same, you all moved. You all went so f***ing far out you lost everybody,” Roseanne told Kimmel. “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.”
Watch Roseanne take-on Kimmel above.