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Donald Trump Won't Be Mentioned Again on 'Roseanne'

Donald Trump Won't Be Mentioned Again on 'Roseanne'

After three days of delayed viewing, the average viewership for the Roseanne premiere jumped to 25.04 million total viewers (from 18.45 million in L+SD).

"And that doesn't even include the additional 4.3 million viewers who tuned into an encore telecast on Sunday night - or the growth it will see from Hulu and ABC streaming", The Hollywood Reporter pointed out.

ABC had projected a 2.2 and a 2.0 rating in the demo for the first two episodes, according to a network source.

King also poked fun at 65-year-old Barr's legendary performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a baseball game in July 1990.

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"While Will & Grace, another revival successfully reinvented for current political times, openly pontificates its anti-Trump bias, Roseanne is more subversive in its presentation of class struggles, health care, gender identity, and other issues that reflect the failures of the Trump administration", he argued.

Although Roseanne seemed hesitant about speaking further on the matter, she made it pretty clear that she wasn't going to let Trump get away with taking credit for her massive ratings.

The show has been embraced by Trump Country in part because Roseanne Barr is a Trump supporter in real life and so is her character on the show. But they didn't think it would be so popular to begin with, either.

Gilbert, though, says while much of the focus was on Barr's support of Trump (and that of her character), the show intends to stay focused on family drama instead. In fact, the show displays two characters who some would argue are not welcome in Trump's America; DJ's daughter, whose mother is a black woman now, deployed with the military and a young boy whose gender identity seems to be in question.

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