Unsurprisingly, ABC has already renewed its revival of sitcom classic “Roseanne” for a second season (and eleventh overall). The renewal announcements comes just three days after the multi-cam revival debuted to massive ratings which drove national news headlines.
Coming back twenty-one years later, “Roseanne” averaged a 5.1 rating and 18.2 million viewers over an hour with back-to-back episodes. That’s the best rating for any scripted broadcast program this season aside from the post-Superbowl episode of “This Is Us”.
It’s also a superior rating compared to other recent revivals like “Will & Grace” whose relaunch scored 3.0 and 10.2 million viewers, or ‘Big Bang Theory’ spin-off “Young Sheldon” which drew a 3.8 and 17.2 million viewers.