That brings the show’s Season 1 episode count to 16. Though shows are typically ordered for 22- or 24-episode seasons on broadcast, this is not always the case. For example, NBC’s hit drama This Is Us has aired 18-episode seasons throughout its run.
The Fox drama finishes first in adults 18-49 on the broadcast networks, and NBC’s Chicago shows lead in total viewers.
The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.
Hulu wants to cater to a new crowd of pay-TV “cord-shavers” with stripped-down, less-expensive live television bundles that include sports, news and on-demand content — dropping linear entertainment networks to save costs.
Fox’s hot ratings start is more complex than a simple infusion of NFL viewership on Thursday nights. With sports numbers excluded, Fox was the only network in the second week of the season to show no declines from week one, posting a 1.7 in the demo, finishing above CBS and ABC, and placing just one tenth of a point behind NBC. The implication is that, so far, Fox’s entertainment programming strategy — built with football in mind — has yielded success, according to Fox Television Group Co-Chairman Gary Newman.