‘Roseanne’ Mania Cools Slightly in Show’s Second Week

Supported by Media ‘Roseanne’ Mania Cools Slightly in Show’s Second Week Photo From left, Whitney Cummings, the executive producer of “Roseanne,” at the series premiere with cast members Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke and Emma Kenney. Credit Valerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “Roseanne” mania has cooled slightly, but the ratings numbers for the show’s second night suggest that it is indeed a bona fide hit for ABC.
The first two episodes of the revived sitcom, which aired back-to-back on March 27, scored huge ratings, surprising television executives and making the case that traditional networks are not about to cede their audiences to Netflix and other streaming services.
In its return on Tuesday, the show notched 15.1 million viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen, a sturdy performance after last week’s blockbuster debut. The numbers were expected to increase once delayed viewing is factored in l..