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Piers Morgan Attributes ‘Roseanne’ Ratings Success to ‘Enduring Power of Trump’

18 million viewers tuned in to ABC’s revival of the classic sitcom

Piers Morgan linked the ratings success of both the Stormy Daniels interview on “60 Minutes” and the premiere of ABC’s “Roseanne” revival to the “enduring power of Trump” in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Roseanne” returned for a 10th season on Tuesday night with the revelation that the central character is a Donald Trump supporter (like Roseanne Barr herself). More than 18 million viewers tuned in to the episode, which saw the character labeled a “deplorable” by her Jill Stein-supporting sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf).

That was just two days after “60 Minutes” scored its highest ratings in nearly a decade when 22 million people watched Anderson Cooper’s sit-down with Stormy Daniels, in which the former porn actress detailed her alleged affair with Trump.

CNN’s Brian Stelter called the back-to-back ratings successes as a “big moment for broadcast” in a tweet on Wednesday, citing the broad reach of the two programs as a demonstration of “the enduring power of TV.”

Sharing the observation with his followers, Morgan made explicit the implication in Stelter’s tweet: “Or rather, the enduring power of TRUMP on TV,” he wrote.

Morgan followed up with an even more pointed tweet calling out “all the screaming Trump-hating liberals.”

“So Roseanne, a Trump supporter on & off screen, delivers stupendous ratings in the rebooted series,” Morgan wrote. “A message there, methinks, for all the screaming Trump-hating liberals: not everyone in America thinks like you…”