ABC Has Renewed “Roseanne” Because Duh

ABC Has Renewed

Roseanne has been renewed for an eleventh season after the huge ratings for the Tuesday premiere — 18.4 million in Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day tally, a number that will climb with delayed viewing — surpassed ABC’s internal estimates and stunned television pundits. Roseanne‘s premiere ratings were the highest for any comedy on any network since Sept. 2014, and have since achieved mythological status, with President Trump calling Roseanne Barr to congratulate her, and a New York Times story recounting how ABC executives met the morning after Trump’s election to strategize about how to appeal to his voters.

Kate Aurthur is the chief Los Angeles correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Aurthur covers the television and film industries.

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