By The Blaze. President Trump took notice of the unbelievable ratings the revival of “Roseanne” had this week, and called the show’s famous star to congratulate her . . .
“Well it was pretty exciting, I’ll tell you that much,” Roseanne Barr said to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America. “It was just very sweet of him to congratulate us.”
“We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things and you know, he’s just happy for me,” Barr explained . . .
The show garnered an enormous viewership, with an average audience of 18.1 million viewers, and a 5.1 rating in a key demographic (adults aged 18 to 49) . . .
Trump applauded the show during a speech on Thursday in Ohio. “Look at Roseanne. Look at her ratings,” he said. (Read more from “Roseanne Barr Got a Phone Call From President Trump – Here’s What He Told Her” HERE)
‘Roseanne’ Reboot Sprang From ABC’s Heartland Strategy After Trump’s Victory
By New York Times. On the morning after the 2016 election, a group of nearly a dozen ABC executives gathered at their Burbank, Calif., headquarters to determine what Donald J. Trump’s victory meant for the network’s future . . .
They began asking themselves which audiences they were not serving well and what they could do to better live up to the company name — the American Broadcasting Company. By the meeting’s end, they had in place the beginnings of a revised strategy that led the network to reboot a past hit centered on a struggling Midwestern family, a show that had a chance to appeal to the voters who had helped put Mr. Trump in the White House.
On Tuesday night, the strategy proved more successful than the executives had hoped: “Roseanne” premiered to the highest ratings for any network sitcom in almost four years. (Read more from “‘Roseanne’ Reboot Sprang From ABC’s Heartland Strategy After Trump’s Victory’ HERE)