By “A LOT,” we mean 18.2 million viewers during the hour it aired. DAYUMMMM!
It probably helped that ABC aired back-to-back episodes of the show from 8 to 9 p.m. Still, per Variety, Roseanne received a 5.1 rating in adults raging from 18 to 49 — which is pretty freakin’ impressive. For comparison, the Super Bowl episode of This Is Us drew a 9.3 and nabbed 26.97 million viewers.
And, again, NBC had the Super Bowl as the lead in for the special episode of TIU.