Friday, April 28, 2017

#1 in 1989: Roseanne

For Roseanne Barr's first season, her show was nipping at the heels of The Cosby Show, their ratings almost exactly the same. By Roseanne's second season, the show pulled ahead of Cosby. Viewers found Roseanne's humor to be more relatable. It also didn't help that Bill Cosby had been publicly dismissive of shows he believed were lowbrow compared to his upper class show. Time would prove that The Cosby Show wasn't the unstoppable juggernaut it once seemed to be.