Roseanne reboot gut-punches Hollywood's dominant political culture

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It comes after "Roseanne" delivered the biggest premiere ratings for any series this season and the second-biggest adults 18-49 number of any scripted show, behind only the Super Bowl Sunday episode of "This Is Us".

With just one day of Nielsen's delayed viewing counted, the return of "Roseanne" saw its Total Viewer count swell by a best of season for any premiere telecast of over +3.4 million viewers to a 21.869 million average audience. "They said, "Hold please for the President of the United States of America" and that was about the most exciting thing ever and it was very sweet of him to congratulate us". Then on Thursday, he touted the show's success during a speech in Ohio.

The debut of "Roseanne" on ABC attracted over 18 million viewers. "And it was about us!".

Barr also appeared on Jones' show, and has shared tweets from his Infowars website, including retweeting his claim that "5.7 million illegals" voted in the 2016 presidential election - her apparent effort to explain why Trump lost the popular vote.

"I'm sure some people are supporting the show because they relate to whether they find it amusing", he stated.

Many online have been against the return of the show due to their distaste of Roseanne's political position and her blatant conspiracy theories and Islamophobic posts.

"You know, he may be lousy for women, immigrants and the economy maybe, we'll see, but he's really good for TV".

"Yay! I had so much fun watching the show". Roseanne's support of Trump has troubled some and angered many more, especially those who accuse her of sharing alt-right conspiracy theories. (Some of the tweets have since been deleted, but screengrabs can be found on several news sites.) Barr has also tweeted about what she calls "Islamic rape pedo culture", and retweeted memes that gin up fear of Muslims. While the original show provided an honest, "warts and all look" at Middle America, he added, the current show glazes over the fact that Roseanne is turning "a blind eye to Trump's many, many bigoted statements". "Moving on", she wrote in a tweet late Friday.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump wrapped himself in the "Roseanne" ratings news.

Barr's tweet led to backlash from members of the media, Democrats and other public figures, including former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who slammed Barr's network ABC for giving her a platform.

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