The revival of the 1990s classic TV comedy Roseanne debuted on its original home, ABC, on Tuesday, March 27, and it did outstanding in the ratings department. The two-episode premiere started with a whopping 17.7 million viewers during the first half hour, and then grew to 18.6 million in the second. Over the course of the hour, Roseanne had an average of 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. Ratings such as this haven’t been seen during a Tuesday entertainment telecast for six years. News of the series reboot came in May 2017. At that time, the ABC network announced an eight-episode run that was slated to return in the middle of the TV season.
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