For its freshman year, NBC's show is averaging 5.7 million people watching episodes on the day they air. Those are in the range of Big Bang Theory numbers, and season 11 of that show is considered the "ratings giant" for early 2018.
President Donald Trump chatted about "television and ratings" during a personal phone call with actress Roseanne Barr on Wednesday, after the revival of her self-titled sitcom debuted to great success the day before.
Kimmel praised Barr for depicting a family that is split politically in the new show. President Trump, who knows a thing or two about ratings, having hosted the popular "The Apprentice" on NBC for years, called the star's show to congratulate her. "I like colors that pop", Mark tells her of his penchant for girls' clothes, before she grabs him in a bear hug.More news: Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. Boosts Position in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)
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The scene in the premiere episode in which the two reconciled was one of the finest scenes you will likely see on TV this year. Roseanne's character is pro-gay-marriage, pro-abortion, feminist, and pro-transgenderism - and the implication is that she is a good person because of these views.
During the phone call with the show's star, Trump reminded her of a time when they crossed paths in NY, a source told Axios. That's what we need to do as a country - figure out what we don't like and talk to each other and discuss how we're going to get it changed or fixed. Oh yeah, he really understands ratings and how they measure things, and that's kind of been an interest of mine too for a long time. She's just kidding. (Probably) It would be kind of amusing though, wouldn't it? According to Barr's character on the show, Jackie wanted this so badly that she's willing to vote for someone who is a "liar, liar, trousers on fire", just because she is a woman. This conjures up scenes that have probably played out in homes across the nation with Trump supporters and critics within the same family. She was on the ballot in three states and certainly seemed to enjoy herself, but it's not as if she ever had any momentum.
That's impressive, given the explosion of alternate platforms and series since then and compared to other successful sitcom reboots. Maybe Trump has something to worry about after all.