Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fox Ratings

“THE ORVILLE” PREMIERE MARKS FOX’S MOST-WATCHED AND HIGHEST-RATED SERIES LAUNCH SINCE 2015


New Space Adventure Series from Seth MacFarlane Draws 14.5 Million Viewers

in Live + 35 Day Performance, +71% from Live + Same Day, and

3.9/13 L35 Rating among Adults 18-49, Gaining +44% vs. L+SD



THE ORVILLE Becomes Fifth FOX Series from Seth MacFarlane

to Debut to More than 10 Million Viewers


The Sunday, Sept. 10, premiere of THE ORVILLE, FOX’s new space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, delivered a Live + 35 Day multi-platform audience of 14.5 million viewers, marking a +71% lift from Live + Same Day, and a 3.9/13 L35 rating among Adults 18-49, gaining +44% vs. L+SD (2.7/9), according to Nielsen. The program’s debut marks the network’s most-watched and highest-rated debut since the 2015 launch of EMPIRE*.



THE ORVILLE’s 35-day non-linear audience of 2.6 million viewers also is the network’s largest average audience for a FOX fall drama debut since EMPIRE’s premiere. Moreover, THE ORVILLE is broadcast’s highest-rated scripted series premiere in nearly a year (since 9/21/16, Designated Survivor, 4.8/17 L35*).



THE ORVILLE is FOX’s fifth show from Seth MacFarlane to surpass 10 million total viewers in its premiere, along with “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (11.1 million 35-day total P2+, 3/9/14), “The Cleveland Show” (10.2 million L7 P2+, 9/27/09), “American Dad” (15.2 million P2+, 2/6/05) and FAMILY GUY (22.0 million P2+, 1/31/99).



In the next all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, “Majority Rule,” airing Thursday, Oct. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET) on FOX, two Union anthropologists go missing on a planet similar to 21st century Earth, so Ed (MacFarlane) sends a team led by Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) to find them. However, the mission quickly goes awry when they realize the society’s government is completely based on a public voting system to determine punishment.



THE ORVILLE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (“Terra Nova”), David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY), Jason Clark (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Ted”) and Liz Heldens (“Mercy,” “Deception”) serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) directed the series premiere episode. “Like” THE ORVILLE on Facebook at facebook.com/TheOrville/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheOrville and join the discussion using #TheOrville. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheOrville.



*Excluding Super Bowl lead outs.

"The Gifted" Marks Television's Highest-Rated Fall Debut in Monday 9PM Time Period in Live + 7 Day Ratings in Three Years
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[via press release from FOX] "THE GIFTED" MARKS TELEVISION'S HIGHEST-RATED FALL DEBUT IN MONDAY 9PM TIME PERIOD IN LIVE + 7 DAY RATINGS IN THREE YEARS

Family Adventure Series Set in "X-Men" Universe Logs FOX's Best Monday Premiere in Nearly Two Years and Top-Rated Monday Telecast in Year-and-a-Half
THE ORVILLE Delivers +133% Lift from Live + Same Day; BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Posts +117% Gain

THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and HELL'S KITCHEN Grow from Premiere Week
In Live + 7 Day ratings for the week of October 2nd, FOX's THE GIFTED delivered a 2.8/10 rating, becoming television's highest-rated Fall launch in the Monday 9:00pm time period in three years. THE GIFTED also posted the network's best premiere for the night in nearly two years and top-rated Monday telecast since THE X-FILES event series finale in February 2016.

With a 1.3 ratings point lift (+87%) from Live + Same Day, the all-new family adventure series set within Marvel's "X-Men" universe grew +65% from its LUCIFER lead-in.

FOX's other new drama, THE ORVILLE, averaged a 2.1/8 L7, up 1.2 rating points, or +133%, from L+SD, maintaining its rating for the third consecutive week.

THE ORVILLE and THE GIFTED rank as the No. 2 and No. 3 rated drama debuts of the season.
FOX comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE also more than doubled its L+SD rating, while THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and GHOSTED ranked as the Top Three entertainment programs of Sunday, October 8th. In addition, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and HELL'S KITCHEN each grew from Premiere Week.

FOX highlights include:
Monday
· THE GIFTED (2.8/10 L7, up 1.3 ratings points, or 87%, from L+SD) is TV's highest-rated Fall debut in the Monday 9:00pm time period in three years and FOX's highest-rated debut on the night in nearly two years.
· THE GIFTED built on its LUCIFER lead-in by +65% to post FOX's highest rating for a Monday telecast in a year and a half.
· LUCIFER (1.7/6 L7, up +55% from L+SD) returned up one tenth from last season's finale.

Tuesday
· LETHAL WEAPON delivered a 1.7/7 L7, up +55% from L+SD.
· THE MICK's 1.4/5 L7 marks a +56% gain from same day, while BROOKLYN NINE-NINE averaged a 1.3/5 L7, up +117%.

Wednesday
· EMPIRE (3.0/12 L7, up 1.1 ratings points, or +58% from L+SD) ranked as Wednesday's top drama, with a +30% edge over #2 Chicago PD (2.3/9 L7).
· STAR delivered a 2.0/7 L7, marking a +43% lift from L+SD.

Thursday
· THE ORVILLE (2.1/8 L7, up 1.2 rating points, or +133%, from L+SD) held its rating for the third consecutive week since its Thursday time period premiere.
· GOTHAM held steady with a week ago at a 1.6/6 L7, up +78% from same day.

Friday
· HELL'S KITCHEN (1.4/6 L7) grew +8% from the prior week's premiere while lead-out THE EXORCIST held steady with a 0.7/3 L7 (+75% from L+SD).

Sunday
· THE SIMPSONS (2.4/9 L7, +41% from last week), FAMILY GUY (2.1/7 L7, +11% from prior week) and GHOSTED (1.9/7 L7) ranked as the night's Top Three Entertainment programs.
· THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY both posted their highest-rated telecasts since January.
· THE LAST MAN ON EARTH delivered a 1.4/5 L7.

"The Gifted" Series Premiere Marks Television's Highest-Rated Fall Launch in Monday Time Period in Three Years
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, October 2.

[via press release from FOX] "THE GIFTED" SERIES PREMIERE MARKS TELEVISION'S HIGHEST-RATED FALL LAUNCH IN MONDAY TIME PERIOD IN THREE YEARS AND FOX'S TOP-RATED AND MOST-WATCHED FALL MONDAY DEBUT SINCE 2014

Family Adventure Series Set in "X-Men" Universe Delivers 2.3/8 Live+3 Day Rating and 7.7 Million 3-Day Multi-Platform Viewers

FOX's THE ORVILLE and THE GIFTED Rank among Top Three Drama Debuts of Season
LUCIFER Season Two Premiere Draws 5.9 Million Viewers

The series premiere of FOX's THE GIFTED marks television's highest-rated Fall launch in the Monday 9:00pm time period in three years and FOX's top-rated and most-watched Fall Monday debut since 2014.

Airing Oct. 2, The GIFTED posted a 2.3/8 Live+3 Day rating among Adults 18-49, television's top-rated Fall Monday 9:00pm debut in three years and also FOX's highest-rating for a Fall Monday launch in three years. In addition, its 2.3/8 marks FOX's highest rating for a Monday telecast in a year-and-a-half. The new family adventure series set in the "X-Men" universe gained +53% from its same day rating, as well as +53% from its LUCIFER lead-in. THE GIFTED (#3) joins FOX's THE ORVILLE (#2) to rank among the Top Three drama debuts of the season.
THE GIFTED delivered 7.7 million 3-Day Total multi-platform viewers, a +57% gain from Live+ Same Day, making its FOX's most-watched Fall Monday debut in three years. Compared to the Fall 2016 averages of GOTHAM and LUCIFER, THE GIFTED was up +43% and +24%, respectively, among total viewers.

The Season Two premiere of LUCIFER drew 5.9 million viewers across platforms, its most-watched episode in eight months, up +51% from same day and +9% vs. its Season Two closer. In Adults 18-49, LUCIFER averaged a 1.5/6 L3 rating, up one-tenth from its Season One finale.
In the next all-new episode of LUCIFER, "The One With The Baby Carrot," airing this Monday, Oct. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) removes his wings yet again, and Linda (Rachael Harris) becomes concerned that he is too focused on tracking down the Sinnerman, while neglecting his own well-being. Tensions continue to rise between Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German), but they realize they must put their differences aside to solve a case in which Lucifer takes a sudden interest. Once Detective Pierce's (Tom Welling) past is revealed though, everyone realizes that the Sinnerman is much more dangerous than they thought.

In the next all-new episode of THE GIFTED, "rX," airing at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, Blink (Jamie Chung) goes into a state of shock after exerting her powers beyond their limits, and Caitlin (Amy Acker) and Eclipse (Sean Teale) must find a special serum that will help her recover. Meanwhile, Reed (Stephen Moyer) faces some difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris (Emma Dumont) runs into trouble.

LUCIFER is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed. "Like" LUCIFER on Facebook at facebook.com/LuciferonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @LuciferonFOX and join the conversation using #Lucifer. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @LuciferonFOX

THE GIFTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series' showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer. "Like" THE GIFTED on Facebook at facebook.com/TheGiftedonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @TheGiftedonFOX and join the discussion using #TheGifted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheGiftedonFOX.

"Lethal Weapon" Season Two Premiere Posts +73% Lift in 7-Day Total Multi-Platform Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 26.

[via press release from FOX] "LETHAL WEAPON" SEASON TWO PREMIERE POSTS +73% LIFT IN 7-DAY TOTAL MULTI-PLATFORM VIEWERS

THE MICK Season Two Debut Delivers +78% Gain
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season Five Launch Doubles Multi-Platform Viewers and Live+7 Day Rating

FOX Posts Most-Watched Tuesday Night in Nearly Two Years
The Season Two premiere of LETHAL WEAPON delivered a +73% lift in 7-Day Total Multi-Platform viewers (7.6 million) from its Live+ Same Day audience (4.4 million). The series posted a 1.9/8 Live+7 Day rating among Adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen, marking a +58% gain from its same day rating (1.2/5) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
The Season Two premiere of THE MICK posted a +78% gain from same day (4.8 million multi-platform viewers vs. 2.7 million), its most-watched episode since February and +20% compared to its Season One finale. Among Adults 18-49, THE MICK posted a 1.5/6 Live+7 Day rating, up +67% from same day (0.9/3). On Hulu and FOX NOW, the comedy averaged 744,000 Total Viewers, up +12% vs. its season one time period premiere.

Additionally, the Season Five premiere of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE doubled its 7-Day Total Multi-Platform audience and Live+7 Day rating, with 4.0 million viewers, up +18% from its Season Four finale, and a 1.4/5 rating, a +27% gain from last season's closing episode.

Altogether, LETHAL WEAPON, THE MICK and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE delivered FOX's most-watched Tuesday night with regular programming in nearly two years.

In the next all-new episode of LETHAL WEAPON, "Born To Run," airing Tuesday, Oct. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) investigate the mysterious death of a famous singer's (guest star JoJo) bodyguard. Murtaugh turns to his daughter (Chandler Kinney), a fan of the singer, to learn more about the star's background and uncover the possible suspects. Meanwhile, Riggs learns the responsibilities that come with being in a relationship.
In the next all-new episode of THE MICK, "The Visit," airing at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT, Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) takes Sabrina (Sofia Black-D'Elia) to see her mother (guest star Tricia O'Kelley) in jail, and Jimmy (Scott MacArthur) accompanies Chip (Thomas Barbusca) and Ben (Jack Stanton) to visit their father (guest star Laird Macintosh).

In the next all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, "Kicks," airing at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, Jake (Andy Samberg) officially is back at the precinct, and finds a loophole to get out of his temporarily designated desk duty. Unfortunately, that loophole rests on his ability to pass an official evaluation performed by Holt (Andre Braugher). While Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) provides Jake with moral support, Terry (Terry Crews) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) help Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz), who believes Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas) may be cheating on her.

LETHAL WEAPON is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers. "Like" LETHAL WEAPON on Facebook at facebook.com/LethalWeaponFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @LethalWeaponFOX and join the discussion at #LethalWeapon. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @LethalWeaponFOX.

THE MICK is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin, who serve as showrunners. The Chernin brothers, Kaitlin Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Scott Marder are executive producers. "Like" THE MICK on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMickFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheMickFOX and join the discussion at #TheMick. See photos and videos on Instagram @TheMickFOX.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions. The series was created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. "Like" BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on Facebook at facebook.com/BrooklynNineNine. Follow the series on Twitter @Brooklyn99FOX and join the discussion using #brooklyn99. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Brooklyn99FOX.

"Lethal Weapon," "The Mick" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Post FOX's Most-Watched Tuesday Night in Nearly Two Years
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 26.

[via press release from FOX] "LETHAL WEAPON," "THE MICK" AND "BROOKLYN NINE-NINE" POST FOX'S MOST-WATCHED TUESDAY NIGHT IN NEARLY TWO YEARS

LETHAL WEAPON Season Two Premiere Draws 6.7 Million 3-Day Multi-Platform Viewers, Marking +52% Gain From Same Day
THE MICK Delivers 4.3 Million Viewers, Up +59% vs. Same Day, in Return
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE's 3.5 Million Viewers Mark +75% Lift

The returns of LETHAL WEAPON, THE MICK AND BROOKLYN NINE-NINE delivered FOX's most-watched Tuesday night in nearly two years.

The Season Two premiere of LETHAL WEAPON delivered 6.7 million 3-day multi-platform viewers, according to Nielsen, a +52% lift from its same day audience of 4.4 million last Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8:00 PM ET/PT. In Live+3 Day ratings, it delivered a 1.7/7 among Adults 18-49, gaining +42% vs. Live+Same Day (1.2/5).

The Season Two premiere of THE MICK averaged 4.3 million viewers across multiple platforms. FOX's hit comedy starring Kaitlin Olson posted a +59% gain from its same day viewership (2.7 million). In Adults 18-49, it averaged a 1.3/5 L3, +44% vs. L+SD (0.9/3), and up two-tenths from its Season One finale.

Additionally, the Season Five premiere of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE delivered 3.5 million viewers, a +75% lift from same day (2.0 million). In the demo, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, posted a 1.2/4 L3 among Adults 18-49, gaining +71% vs. same day (0.8/3) and up +33% vs. its Season Four finale.
In the next all-new episode of LETHAL WEAPON, "Dancing in September," airing Tuesday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) respond to the death of a plastic surgeon, drawing them into a case involving an illegal drug ring run out of a wellness clinic. Things heat up when Palmer (guest star Hilarie Burton) from the DEA and Riggs compete to solve the case first. Meanwhile, Trish (Keesha Sharp) and Murtaugh face the emotional challenges of sending their first son, RJ (Dante Brown), off to college.

In the next all-new episode of THE MICK, "The Friend," airing at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT, Mickey's (Olson) relationship with Alba (Carla Jimenez) is tested when Greenwich divorcee Trish (guest star Michaela Watkins) hits rock bottom and becomes the perfect new friend for Mickey. When Mickey sends Jimmy (Scott MacArthur) over to help Trish with some home repairs, she begins to question just how casual her relationship with him really is. Meanwhile, Sabrina (Sofia Black-D'Elia) and Ben (Jack Stanton) take a shot at Chip's (Thomas Barbusca) ego.

In the next all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, "The Big House, Pt. 2," airing at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, the warden (guest star Toby Huss) asks Jake to investigate Romero's (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips) drug smuggling operation, leaving Jake and Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows) caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy (Melissa Fumero) is offered a deal by a local mobster who claims he can prove that Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon) is guilty, but Holt (Andre Braugher) and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan.

LETHAL WEAPON is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers. "Like" LETHAL WEAPON on Facebook at facebook.com/LethalWeaponFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @LethalWeaponFOX and join the discussion at #LethalWeapon. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @LethalWeaponFOX.

THE MICK is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin, who serve as showrunners. The Chernin brothers, Kaitlin Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Scott Marder are executive producers. "Like" THE MICK on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMickFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheMickFOX and join the discussion at #TheMick. See photos and videos on Instagram @TheMickFOX.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions. The series was created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. "Like" BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on Facebook at facebook.com/BrooklynNineNine. Follow the series on Twitter @Brooklyn99FOX and join the discussion using #brooklyn99. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Brooklyn99FOX.

"The Orville" Time Period Premiere Draws 7.4 Million Viewers in Seven-Day Multi-Platform Audience, Marking +80% Lift from Same Day
FOX further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 21.

[via press release from FOX] "THE ORVILLE" TIME PERIOD PREMIERE DRAWS 7.4 MILLION VIEWERS IN SEVEN-DAY MULTI-PLATFORM AUDIENCE, MARKING +80% LIFT FROM SAME DAY
New Space Adventure Series from Seth MacFarlane Posts a 2.0/8 Live+7 Day In Key 18-49 Demo, Gaining +82% vs. Live+Same Day

GOTHAM Season Four Premiere Draws 5.7 Multi-Platform Viewers, Up +78% vs. Live+Same Day
GOTHAM and THE ORVILLE Drive FOX to Post Highest-Rated Thursday in Nearly Two Years
The time period premiere of THE ORVILLE delivered a seven-day multi-platform audience of 7.4 million viewers, marking an +80% lift from same day viewership (4.1 million) last Thursday, Sept. 21, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. FOX's new space adventure series from Seth MacFarlane posted a 2.0/8 Live+7 Day rating among Adults 18-49, gaining +82% vs. Live+Same Day (1.1/4) and up +18% from the Season Four premiere of GOTHAM. THE ORVILLE also marked FOX's highest-rated Thursday 9:00pm telecast in more than two years.

Drawing 5.7 multi-platform viewers, GOTHAM was up +78% vs. its same day viewership (3.2 million) and posted a 1.7/7 L7, up +70% vs. same day (1.0/4).

Together, GOTHAM and THE ORVILLE drove FOX to post its highest-rated Thursday with all regular scripted originals in nearly two years, according to Nielsen.

In the next all-new episode of GOTHAM, "A Dark Knight: They Who Hide Behind Masks," airing Thursday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami in an attempt to persuade Carmine Falcone (guest star John Doman) for his help in the fight against Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). There, he meets Carmine's daughter, Sofia (Crystal Reed), who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin's prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge and Bruce's (David Mazouz) presence puts him on Penguin's radar.

In the next all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, "Pria," airing at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, Ed (Seth MacFarlane) and the Orville crew save a stranded ship and its attractive captain (guest star Charlize Theron). When Ed becomes smitten with the Orville's new guest, Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) suspects all is not what it seems. Also, Gordon (Scott Grimes) attempts to teach Isaac (Mark Jackson) the art of pulling off a practical joke.

GOTHAM is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon. John Stephens serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the series. "Like" GOTHAM on Facebook at facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram at @GOTHAMonFOX.

THE ORVILLE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga ("Terra Nova"), David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY), Jason Clark ("Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "Ted") and Liz Heldens ("Mercy," "Deception") serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man") directed the series premiere episode. "Like" THE ORVILLE on Facebook at facebook.com/TheOrville/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheOrville and join the discussion using #TheOrville. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheOrville.

FOX's "The Orville" Lands as #1 Entertainment Program of Week of September 11 in Live + 7 Ratings
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of September 11-17.

[via press release from FOX] FOX'S "THE ORVILLE" LANDS AS #1 ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM OF WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11 IN LIVE + 7 RATINGS

Episode Two of Seth MacFarlane's Space Adventure Series is First Program to Beat Primetime Emmys in Two Decades; Series Delivers 9.8 Million Total Multi-Platform Viewers
MASTERCHEF Registers Season High in L7s

Episode 2 of FOX's THE ORVILLE ranks as the #1 entertainment program of the week and the first broadcast entertainment program in 20 years to outperform The Emmy Awards in Live + 7 ratings for the week of Sept. 11. Seth MacFarlane's new space adventure series earned a 7-day Total Multi-Platform audience of 9.8 million Total Viewers, up +48% from Live + Same day and FOX's most-watched show of the week, according to Nielsen.

Including its Tuesday (9/19) encore, episode 2 of THE ORVILLE delivered 11.7 million Total Viewers across all platforms in the 7-day window.

In addition, FOX's MASTERCHEF hit a season high 2.0/8 L7, gaining two-tenths week-to-week. BEAT SHAZAM (0.9/4 L7) concluded its freshman season with a 1.1/5 L7 average, ranking as the summer's #2 new unscripted series (behind World of Dance).

“THE ORVILLE” POSTS FOX’S LARGEST DRAMA PREMIERE SINCE “EMPIRE” IN MULTI-PLATFORM VIEWERS WITH 12.2 MILLION VIEWERS

Seth MacFarlane’s New Space Adventure Series Delivers FOX’s

Largest L+7 Debut in a Year and a Half



THE ORVILLE is Most Streamed New FOX Fall Premiere in Two Years


The premiere of THE ORVILLE, FOX’s new space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, earned a 7-day multi-platform audience of 12.2 million viewers. Marking the network’s largest drama debut in two and a half years since EMPIRE (15.6 million viewers, 1/7/15*), THE ORVILLE posted a +44% lift in multi-platform viewers from Live +Same Day, according to Nielsen.



In Live+7, THE ORVILLE delivered a 3.7/12 rating, FOX’s highest-rated drama launch since LUCIFER (3.8/11 L7, 1/25/16*) and television’s highest-rated drama premiere in nearly a year (since 9/21/16, Designated Survivor, 4.4/15 L7*). The episode posted a +37% gain from its same day viewership last Sunday, Sept. 10, at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PT, immediately following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader.



Among Men 18-34, THE ORVILLE delivered a 2.9/13 L7, FOX’s highest-rated broadcast drama debut since EMPIRE (3.3/12 M18-34 L7, 1/7/15*).



Including its Tuesday encore, THE ORVILLE delivered 14.1 million viewers across all platforms.



Across FOX NOW and Hulu, THE ORVILLE’s seven-day streaming averaged 860,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed new FOX fall premiere in two years (since 9/22/15, “Scream Queens,” 1,278K).



Additional highlights include:



  • THE ORVILLE is TV’s highest rated scripted series premiere in over eight months (tying THE MICK on 1/1/17, 3.7/12 L7*).
  • THE ORVILLE is summer’s highest rated broadcast entertainment telecast (ties AGT on 8/15/17, 3.7/15 L7)

  • FOX has the top three scripted debuts of 2017 (THE ORVILLE, 24: LEGACY, THE MICK), as well as the last three scripted debuts to post above a 3.5 L+7 rating (THE ORVILLE, 24: LEGACY, THE MICK)



An encore of this past Sunday’s episode of THE ORVILLE, “Command Performance,” airs tonight at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, on FOX. 



In the all-new time period premiere episode of THE ORVILLE, “About A Girl,” airing this Thursday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Ed (MacFarlane) and the Orville crew are divided between cultures when Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden (Chad L. Coleman) debate if their newly born offspring should receive a controversial surgery.



From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.



The series stars MacFarlane as ED MERCER, the ship’s Captain, and Adrianne Palicki (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON, who’s assigned as his First Officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) as DR. CLAIRE FINN, Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”) as GORDON MALLOY, Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”) as BORTUS, Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”) as ALARA KITAN, J Lee (“American Dad!”, “The Cleveland Show”) as JOHN LAMARR, Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today” ) as ISAAC, Chad L. Coleman (“The Wire”) as KLYDEN and Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”) as YAPHIT. Seth MacFarlane, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens are executive producers. Jon Favreau directed the series premiere episode, “Old Wounds.”



“Like” THE ORVILLE on Facebook at facebook.com/TheOrville/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheOrville and join the discussion using #TheOrville. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheOrville.

“THE ORVILLE” POSTS FOX’S LARGEST DRAMA PREMIERE SINCE “EMPIRE” IN LIVE+3 RATINGS AND MULTI-PLATFORM VIEWERS


Seth MacFarlane’s New Space Adventure Series

Delivers 3.5 L3 Rating and 11.3 Million Total Viewers



650,000 Viewers across FOX NOW and Hulu Mark

FOX’s Most Streamed Drama Launch in Three Years


The premiere of THE ORVILLE, FOX’s new space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, marks the network’s largest drama debut in over two years since EMPIRE in January 2015.



In Live+3, THE ORVILLE delivered a 3.5/12 rating, FOX’s highest-rated drama launch since EMPIRE (5.3/15 L3, 1/7/15*) and television’s highest-rated drama premiere in nearly a year (since 9/21/16, Designated Survivor, 3.7/13 L3*), according to Nielsen. The episode posted a +30% gain from its same day viewership last Sunday, Sept. 10, at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PT, immediately following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader.



Among Men 18-34, THE ORVILLE delivered a 2.8/13 L3, also FOX’s highest-rated broadcast drama debut since EMPIRE (3.1/12 M18-34 L3, 1/7/15*).



THE ORVILLE averaged 11.3 million multi-platform viewers (+31% from same day), FOX’s largest debut since EMPIRE (13.7 mil P2+, 1/7/15*) and its most-watched telecast since EMPIRE’s mid-season premiere in March (11.8 mil, 3/22/17).



Including its Tuesday encore, THE ORVILLE delivered 13.0 million viewers across all platforms.



Across FOX NOW and Hulu, THE ORVILLE’s three-day streaming average audience amounted to 650,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed new FOX drama premiere in three years (since 9/22/14, GOTHAM, 865K) and new FOX premiere in two years (since 9/22/15, “Scream Queens,” 812K).



Additional highlights include:



  • THE ORVILLE is the top entertainment telecast so far this month (ties FX’s American Horror Story premiere, 3.5/14 L3, 9/5/17), the highest-rated scripted broadcast telecast since 5/24/17 (EMPIRE, 3.5/13 L3), as well as summer’s highest-rated broadcast entertainment telecast (ties AGT, 3.5/14 L3, 8/15/17).
  • THE ORVILLE was the No. 1 most social scripted primetime broadcast series program on 9/10/17**.
  • FOX has the top three scripted debuts of 2017 (THE ORVILLE, 24: LEGACY, THE MICK), as well as the last four scripted debuts to post above a 2.5 L+3 rating (THE ORVILLE, 24: LEGACY, THE MICK, STAR)



In the next all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, “Command Performance,” airing this Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT), immediately following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader, Ed (MacFarlane) and Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home. Alara (Halston Sage) then must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden (Chad L. Coleman) receive some happy, yet unexpected news. Jeffrey Tambor and Holland Taylor guest-star.



From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.



The series stars MacFarlane as ED MERCER, the ship’s Captain, and Adrianne Palicki (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON, who’s assigned as his First Officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) as DR. CLAIRE FINN, Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”) as GORDON MALLOY, Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”) as BORTUS, Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”) as ALARA KITAN, J Lee (“American Dad!”, “The Cleveland Show”) as JOHN LAMARR, Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today” ) as ISAAC, Chad L. Coleman (“The Wire”) as KLYDEN and Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”) as YAPHIT. Seth MacFarlane, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens are executive producers. Jon Favreau directed the series premiere episode, “Old Wounds.”



“Like” THE ORVILLE on Facebook at facebook.com/TheOrville/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheOrville and join the discussion using #TheOrville. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheOrville.




* Excluding Super Bowl lead-outs

** Nielsen, program level, ranked on total social interactions

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