'Most exciting thing ever!' Roseanne dishes on private congratulatory call from Trump

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He also reportedly thanked Barr, 65, for making her character in the show a passionate Trump supporter. Some are critical and others are celebratory, but everybody is trying to put together the puzzle behind the success.

Ms. Barr later shared several links involving law enforcement initiatives targeting human trafficking, including a White House statement that touted hundreds of recent arrests and another proclaiming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Nobody will argue that human trafficking is reprehensible and any efforts against it are worthy of praise. He credited producer Mark Burnett, who brought Trump to reality TV in "The Apprentice", for breaking the good news about "Roseanne". In real life, Barr is also a vocal Trump supporter, though she lives on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii and not in IL.

With just one day of Nielsen's delayed viewing counted, the return of Roseanne saw its total viewer count grow by a best of season for any premiere telecast of over +3.4 million viewers to a 21.869 million average audience.

"Look at Roseanne - look at her ratings", Trump told the crowd, which had gathered to hear Trump deliver what was billed as an infrastructure speech but sounded instead closer to a political rally. "It was just very sweet of him to congratulate us", Barr said of their private phone call.

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The actor has been speaking candidly about his struggle with alcohol abuse during the show's original run, something that even led to a confrontation with co-star Roseanne Barr.

Once there's a little more news in regards to Roseanne season 11, CarterMatt will certainly let you know!

Love it or hate it so, so much, the Roseanne reboot got a second season. And when you sacrifice that in your life and say I don't think I'm going to lean on somebody else financially that means you've got to get up every day and go work.

A rep for ABC did not immediately return a request for comment. "He really understands ratings and how they measure things", Barr said.

-"Roseanne" gave ABC its highest ratings for a scripted program this year, and second among all scripted series to NBC's "This Is Us" following the Super Bowl (26.97 million viewers), Variety said.

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