Thursday, March 29, 2018

Roseanne Opens Big on ABC, Encore Airs Sunday; John Mulaney Gets Netflix Special

Roseanne

Towering over NBC's The Voice and CBS' NCIS in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour to rank as Tuesday's No. 1 TV show, ABC's 1-hour premiere of Roseanne opened with an average audience of 18.44 million viewers and a 5.2/21 in Adults 18-49, building from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. Roseanne scored Tuesday's top-rated entertainment telecast in 6 years with young adults – since 2/28/12. Roseanne opened with TV's highest Adult 18-49 rating for any comedy telecast on any night in 3 1/2 years – since CBS' The Big Bang Theory season opener on 9/22/14. Roseanne delivered ABC’s best results in the 1-hour time period since November 2006 in viewers and since November 2009 in young adults – since 11/14/06 and 11/3/09, respectively. Roseanne's return built on its May 1997 finale telecast 21 years ago by 11% in Total Viewers (18.44 million vs. 16.6 million on 5/20/97), outdrawing its final 12 telecasts that season.

In viewers and young adults, Roseanne stands as the season's strongest premiere as well as the No. 1 regularly scheduled scripted telecast this season. ABC's top-rated Roseanne rebroadcasts its one-hour season premiere, Sunday, April 1 (no foolin'!) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.


John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous

Emmy Award-winning writer, stand-up and performer John Mulaney will debut a new Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, globally on May 1, 2018. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was filmed at Radio City Music Hall, where Mulaney sold out an unprecedented seven consecutive shows (over 40,000 tickets) earlier this year. This special is the first in a new multi-special pact between Netflix and Mulaney. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was directed by two-time Tony-nominee Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello on Broadway) with set design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon). This continues Mulaney's long relationship with Netflix. He previously starred in the Emmy-nominated Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Oh, Hello on Broadway and animated series Big Mouth. He also appears in the upcoming Netflix comedy special Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity.