Conservatives are sick of Hollywood.
Nearly all of the movies and television programs push a liberal agenda, either overtly or covertly.
But one TV show defied the left-wing Hollywood stranglehold and won bigly, baffling liberals in the process.
Hollywood isn’t shy about its bias. Outside of a handful of movies and television shows created by conservatives, Republicans—or simply non-leftists—are portrayed as evil or stupid. Or both.
ABC’s drama “Designated Survivor” features a president who’s supposedly a moderate independent, but all of his policies are to the left of Bernie Sanders, including strict gun control. And the villain of the show is an ultra-right winger who “makes the alt-right look like liberals.”
This type of propaganda isn’t new, and it’s only ramped up since Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016.
But another ABC show cut against the prevailing liberal narrative that all Trump supporters are deplorables and reaped the benefits.
The revival of “Roseanne,” where the title character is a proud Trump supporter, was a ratings bonanza for the network.
In fact, “Roseanne” was the highest-rated and most-watched show of the TV season.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Roseanne’s meteoric return to TV wrapped its first season Tuesday night, again dominating the rest of the dial for ABC.
The ninth and final episode of the series’ 10th season averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers, in line with how it had performed with night-of viewers in recent weeks — if off a shade for a season low. And while that score in the key demo was enough for it to emerge as the top program of the night, NBC took an overall win with the finale of The Voice.
Roseanne has been averaging a 5.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers with live-plus-three day lifts. With a full week of time-shifting, those numbers climb to a 6.4 rating in the key demo and 22.1 million viewers. Either way, Roseanne is the highest-rated and most-watched series of the broadcast season, eclipsing NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’ Big Bang Theory — which had been in a heated battle for top status.
Once multiplatform data is factored in, expect to hear even bigger numbers come out of ABC. Entertainment president Channing Dungey told ad buyers at the network’s annual upfront that a staggering one in 10 Americans has already watched Roseanne’s season premiere on one platform or another.
This should be a lesson to Hollywood that there’s a huge audience out there starved for content that doesn’t show utter contempt for it.
Conservatives watch television, too. They don’t even necessarily want content slanted toward them. They simply want content that isn’t blatant propaganda that could’ve been written by the Democratic National Committee.
Even though the proof is in the pudding, Hollywood has a long history of ignoring conservatives and ramming through their politics regardless of what the public wants. Last season ABC canceled its second-highest rated sitcom “Last Man Standing,” which featured Tim Allen as a conservative dad who routinely ribbed liberals.
“Roseanne” shouldn’t be an outlier, but nobody should be surprised if Hollywood ignores the obvious.