Easy comparison "Will & Grace" (NB) premiered with a 3.0 rating in the key demo and 10 million viewers at the start of it's recent return.
Said Barr, after Kimmel told her he's "shocked" that someone so socially liberal and a former friend of Hillary Clinton would vote for Trump: "I'm still the same!"
In contrast, Roseanne Conner is the rare TV protagonist who likes Trump, and the woman who plays her is the rare TV star who supports him. After all, Roseanne Barr is easily the most high-profile Trump supporter in America right now, at a time when being a Trump supporter is neither easy nor particularly defensible.
The comedy, which originally aired from 1988 to 1997, will likely continue to center on political content in the coming weeks.
Roseanne Barr, certainly, and the ABC network.
Roseanne's sister Jackie (multiple Emmy victor Laurie Metcalf) sports a "Nasty Woman" T-shirt and pink pussy hat of the type worn at women's marches against the Republican president's administration.
Trump has historically been highly attuned to television ratings, including his own as the host of NBC's "The Apprentice".
"I think he voices them quite well", she argued.
During a Q&A session with television critics earlier this year, Barr said, "It was working-class people who elected Trump".
"Each side, we're both guilty of being so afraid of the other side's point of view, and not talking to each other and assuming everybody aligns 100 percent with their candidate, instead of seeing what each individual's point of view is", she said. "We talked about a lot of things, he is just happy for me".