FOX are re-dialling ‘9-1-1.’
For, the network have just announced an early second season renewal for the freshman first responder drama.
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In an announcement made moments ago, the media giant confirmed that they are committed to another cycle of the show – which is anchored by Angela Bassett and produced by Ryan Murphy.
The move, which comes after the broadcast of just two episodes, affirms the network’s belief in the series – which also stars Peter Crouse, Connie Britton, and Rockmund Dunbar.
When dissecting its performance, it becomes clear why.
Its debut episode amassed over 15 million viewers in seven-day multi-platform viewing – making it FOX’s biggest premiere since ‘Empire’ in 2015 (excluding shows benefitting from thee Super Bowl lead-in).
In its second week, ‘9-1-1’ dialled up three-day multi-platform audience of 11.6 million viewers, including its repeat broadcast.
Consumption patterns may have changed, but it’s clear folk are watching in their masses – whether on first broadcast, on-demand, or repeats. A reality that isn’t the case many new titles.
Speaking on the pick-up, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen & CEOs of FOX TV Group said in a statement:
“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad (Falchuk) and Tim (Minear) have done it again. They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their stellar work, and we look forward to another thrilling season of 9-1-1.” [Source]
We’re already hooked and are elated to know there quite literally is more to come.