Roseanne Barr's rebooted sitcom series has debuted to massive ratings in the U.S., prompting a surprise phone call from Donald Trump.

Both critics and viewers praised the show for honestly portraying a working-class family during its original run, and Barr said during the Television Critics Associations press tour that she believes "it was working-class people who elected Trump". The rest of the Conner family have various political beliefs, but the show is more about family than politics.

"We just kind of had a private conversation, but we talked about a lot of things", Barr said. Barr was reportedly adamant that her TV persona be a President Donald Trump supporter, like she is in real life.

While the Conner family was talking politics on the premiere of the Roseanne revival, President Donald Trump was impressed by the reboot's stellar ratings - and reached out to the comedian to tell her so.

Barr said she thinks Roseanne is addressing issues that aren't being seen in movies and television. "I thought that this was an important thing to say at this time".

Speaking by telephone Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America", Barr said the call was "pretty exciting". The reboot clocked a whopping 18.2 million viewers to the surprise of many, including ABC, which is repeating the opening episode this Sunday.

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She added, "I'm just over the moon at the support of the Roseanne family, the Conners and people liking our show. And so I wanted to bring it (the series) right down the middle, and we did", said Barr.

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It was another story in Greensboro, where the show saw its lowest ratings, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"We talked about a lot of things. I really do because I think we need to be more civilized than that".

"4 those who wonder-back in the day when I was called a "liberal" by journalists, I used to answer-'I'm not a Liberal, I'm a radical' & I still am-I voted Trump 2 shake up the status quo & the staid establishment", Barr tweeted in December.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said last summer that the network aims to produce shows that appeal to broad audiences.