Roseanne returned to television on Tuesday night and the ratings were huge.
So huge in fact that less than 72 hours after the show’s first episode in almost 11 years, the family sitcom has already been picked up for another season.
The season 10 debut for the ABC series was watch by 18.44 million viewers, making it the biggest premiere of the season.
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ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said about the amazing support the show received, ‘We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes.
‘The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago.
‘We can’t wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year.’
The television network president wasn’t the only one impressed with the show’s ratings.
Huge: The season 10 debut for the ABC series was watch by 18.44 million viewers
President Donald Trump personally called Barr to offer his congratulations after her eponymous family sitcom’s impressive debut.
The president spoke to the comedian about the premiere’s ‘huge’ ratings, and thanked Barr for her continued public support, according to The New York Times.
He also reportedly thanked Barr, 65, for making her character in the show a passionate Trump supporter.
On Thursday Barr tweeted: ‘It was a thrill to get a congratulatory phone call from The President of The United States of America. POTUS is the Fifth President I have received support from! what a life!’
America’s favorite: The show had the biggest premiere of the season
She also tweeted: ‘#RoseanneBarr when i think of all the Presidents that I have gotten to meet and talk with, it really makes me feel so humbled! A poor Jewish kid from Utah! Bush Carter Bush Clinton and now @realDonaldTrump.’
Barr told GMA she thought it was ‘very, very sweet of him to congratulate us.
‘We just had a private conversation.
‘We talked about a lot of things. He’s just happy for me. I’ve known him for many years. He’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years. It was just a friendly conversation about working and television and ratings. He really understands ratings and how they measure things.’
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The call was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
It is hardly a surprise that Roseanne, which follows blue-collar family the Connors and stars the comedian as a Trump fan, hit big with Middle America.
The show performed best in states that Trump easily won in 2016, while Americans in the left-leaning coastal states hardly tuned in at all.
Roseanne’s highest ratings were in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which Trump won easily in 2016 with 65.3 percent of the vote, according to Deadline.
Rounding out the top three were Cincinnati, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri.
Number One: ABC Entertainment president Channing Dingey said, ”We can’t wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year.’