Roseanne Barr and John Goodman Say They're Not Shying Away From Controversy on 'Roseanne' Revival (Exclusive)
The co-stars talked to ET about the importance of depicting a real American family on screen.The stars of the Roseanne revival caught up with ET's Nischelle Turner at the TV reboot's premiere in Los Angeles on Friday where they explained how they aren't shying away from controversy on the show.
The premiere of the revival of “ Roseanne ” keeps getting bigger for ABC. According to Nielsen data, the show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing . In Live+3, “ Roseanne ” added 6.6 million viewers , beating the previous record of 5.9
The premiere of the revival of “ Roseanne ” keeps getting bigger for ABC. According to Nielsen data, the show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing . In Live+3, “ Roseanne ” added 6.6 million viewers , beating the previous record of 5.9 million.
The premiere of the revival of “ ” keeps getting bigger for .
According to Nielsen data, the show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing. In Live+3, “
In addition, the premiere also added 2.1 ratings points in adults 18-49 in Live+3, rising to a staggering 7.3 rating in that measure. That is the best lift for any comedy premiere and the best increase for a broadcast comedy since “Big Bang Theory’s” Dec. 17, 2015 telecast.
Roseanne Barr recalls confronting John Goodman about drinking problem
John Goodman has been fairly open about his past struggles with alcoholism. Even now, as he makes the press rounds for the revival season of Roseanne, the actor doesn’t shy away from talking about it. Accompanied by costar Roseanne Barr on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Tuesday, both Goodman and Barr discussed how she confronted him about his drinking problem during production on the original show. “She was scared for me, but she was more confrontational,” Goodman recalled. “She’d already had a husband go through the process.” Though she could have chosen to keep quiet on the issue, Barr — who admitted she’s always had a crush on Goodman — decided she had to intervene. “Me and John, we have a friendship off the show, too,” she said. “John has held my head when I was barfing in a bar. I drank too much, too. I still do. I didn’t give up like John,” she cracked. Goodman, who has said in the past that he also drank during filming of the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski, revealed his poison was “anything that was wet and of a certain proof.” He added, “The last four years were pretty bad, and I was drinking at work and [Barr] was scared for me. I was ashamed of myself, but I couldn’t stop.” He’s since been sober for the past eight years. While Goodman appreciated Barr speaking up about his alcoholism when she did, looking out for her castmates is something that came naturally to her. “I was pissed at everybody,” she said. “Like, I found out the crew was letting Sara Gilbert smoke pot with them and I was f–king furious over that. I called her mom, I called everybody’s mom. Lecy [Goranson] was having trouble, too. I called her parents. I’m Jewish and I’m a mother.
The ratings records keep coming for the debut of ABC’s Roseanne revival last week. That topped the previous high,+7.86 million gain for the 9/25/17 debut of ABC’s new drama The Good Doctor. After seven days of delayed viewing , the audience of the Roseanne premiere has grown to 27.26 million
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman Say They're Not Shying Away From Controversy on ' Roseanne ' Revival (Exclusive). The co-stars talked to ET about the importance of depicting a real American family on screen.The stars of the Roseanne revival caught up with ET's Nischelle Turner at the TV reboot's
ABC opted tofor another season just three days after it premiered last week. The show returned to TV 21 years after ending its initial nine-season run on ABC with a 5.2 rating and 18.4 million viewers in Live+Same Day.
Those numbers out-distanced the ratings for the original series finale in 1997. They also were the best for any scripted broadcast program this season — with the exception of the episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” that immediately followed the Super Bowl. “Roseanne” well outperformed other freshman comedy debuts this season. NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace” drew a 3.0 and 10.2 million viewers for its premiere, while the launch of “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” drew a 3.8 and 17.2 million viewers.
Twitter Had Strong Feelings About the Roseanne Premiere
They didn't hold back
After setting a new record for the largest-ever total viewer Live+3 lift, the sitcom’s Season 10 opener has scored TV’s largest-ever Total Viewer After seven days of delayed viewing , the audience of the Roseanne premiere has grown to 27.26 million total viewers (from 18.45 million in Live+Same Day).
Considering its 18.45 million “live” viewers , the revival premiere ’s Live + 3 grand total now tops 25 million overall audience members. Of course, short of VCRs — which of course Nielsen didn’t measure — delayed viewing did not exist in “ Roseanne ’s” original heyday.
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