Monday, 23 July, 2018

Trump Congratulates Roseanne Barr on 'Unbelievable' Ratings

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Diane Mills | 01 April, 2018, 01:02

Its first revival season just barely started, but "Roseanne" has already been confirmed for a second, ABC announced Friday.

"We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes", Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.

Barr made show-business history after her hit sitcom "Roseanne" returned to TV after a 21-year hiatus.

After "Roseanne" drew 18.2 million viewers and a mighty 5.1 rating among adults younger than 50 on Tuesday, a renewal was all but inevitable. On Tuesday night, a staggering 18.2 million viewers tuned in.

With one day of DVR and video-on-demand viewing counted, the new total for the premiere is 21.9 million viewers.

The return of the show has been a controversial topic among viewers since Roseanne Barr has been open about her political agenda and her support for the current president.

"Trump is about to take them all down, in their telling, often with sealed indictments that are hidden from the public".

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President Trump Calls Roseanne Barr to Congratulate Her on Sitcom Revival's Ratings

"It's interesting to see that "Roseanne" scored the highest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri", she added.

Trump often talks or tweets about shows' ratings, sometimes comparing them to when he was on "The Apprentice".

"Look at her ratings", Trump said during a speech near Cleveland, referring to the comedy's star and his vocal supporter, Roseanne Barr. Her humour does not offend Trump though, who telephoned her and congratulated her on her yuuuuuge ratings.

"He said 'Donald, I called just to say hello and to tell you did you see Roseanne's ratings?' I said, 'Mark, How big were they?'" Trump recounted. She is a Trump supporter, as she is in real life, while her sister Jackie Harris, played by Laurie Metcalf, is a Hillary supporter.

The comedian's mention of Trump's part in stopping human trafficking has stirred up an interesting assortment of reactions on social media.

"I got so lucky because I was still getting hired for things, but the fact is I was drinking at work", Goodman recalls. "But you know, we talked about a lot of things".

"I think the great thing about Roseanne, and the writers, and the way they create the stories is that it's about the family", she said.

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