Fox Gives GOTHAM Full 22-Episode Season Order
After a wave of positive reviews and strong ratings, Fox have announced today that they've ordered an additional six episodes of Gotham, giving the Batman prequel a full season one order of 22-episodes. Hit the jump for details and comments from the network...
The iconic Arkham Asylum will make its debut in Gotham's fourth episode tonight, but the series will have plenty of time to fill up those cells this season as Fox has ordered six additional episodes of the hit series. That gives it a full run of 22 episodes and ensures that we'll get at least one complete season. "Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason," Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group said in a statement released today. "Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before." Gotham debuted with 8.2 million total viewers and has remained strong ever since despite the expected drop after a pilot episode. From the press release:
GOTHAM is tied as Monday night’s No. 1 drama among Adults 18-49 and is this season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 -- a full rating point ahead of the No. 2 drama in that demographic. The debut episode, which exploded into Premiere Week with a 6.0/18 rating among Adults 18-49, outperformed “Blacklist” and “Scorpion” and delivered FOX’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years. This Live +7 rating reflects the largest post-three day ratings gain (+0.9) of any broadcast drama, ever. In addition, GOTHAM’s premiere drew 14.1 million viewers in the first seven days and has been streamed more than two million times to date on FOX NOW and Hulu. The show’s second and third episodes continued this positive trend, each delivering a 4.0 rating or higher in just the first three days, making it one of the Top Three dramas overall on broadcast television this season.
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