Roseanne Was 2018’s Most-Watched TV Series, Averaging 20 Million Viewers

Super Bowl LII was the highest-rated telecast, with an audience of 104.1 million

Roseanne’s brief, controversial return to the airwaves this spring ended in disaster, but not before making enough of a splash that the revived sitcom turned out to be 2018’s most-watched series in total viewers, according to new data from Nielsen.