For the first seven seasons of its original run on ABC, the Roseanne TV show was one of the most watched shows on television. It still came in 16th, in season eight and in the top 35, in season nine. After 21 years, Roseanne is back, but is it better than ever? Does the television audience still have an appetite for Conners, the way it does for NBC‘s Will & Grace? Will Roseanne be cancelled or renewed for season 11? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A family sitcom on ABC, the Roseanne TV series revival stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, Sarah Chalke, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey. Returning guest stars include Johnny Galecki, Sarah Bernhard, Estelle Parsons, James Pickens Jr., Natalie West, and Adilah Barnes. The comedy centers on working-class couple Roseanne and Dan Conner (Barr and Goodman), their family, and friends. Chalke, who replaced the departing Goranson as Becky in the original series, is returning in a new role. The reboot features new stories which touch on contemporary issues facing American families.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Roseanne TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for an 11th season?
*3/30/2018 update: After just one episode of the revival, Roseanne has been renewed for season 11. Details here.