“Roseanne” made its TV return this week on ABC. The revival produced massive ratings, with 18.2-million viewers tuning in for the re-boot. As a comparison, NBC's "Will & Grace's" reboot premiered to just over ten-million viewers.
For the record, ABC says this was is the highest-rated comedy telecast on any network since the premiere episode of "The Big Bang Theory" from 2014. And get this: Roseanne’s return was actually higher among total viewers than its 1997 finale - 21 years ago!
For her part, Roseanne is giving the credit to the writers. "I would like to thank my writers-all Liberals," she offered via Twitter. "It has been fun to talk with you and jam! You are all wonderful!"
Source: Entertainment Weekly