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‘Prison Break,’ ‘American Dad’ Get Full Season Pickups

Sep 28, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Fox has picked up an additional nine episodes each of “Prison Break,” its new Monday night drama, and “American Dad,” its Sunday animated series, giving both shows full-season pickups for the 2005-06 season, sources said.

“Prison Break” premiered with a two-hour debut Aug. 29, scoring a 4.6 rating in adults 18 to 49, according to Nielsen Media Research. On Monday “Break” scored a 4.0 in the advertiser-friendly demo but has steadily increased its ratings among young-adult males and teens.

“American Dad,” which premiered May 1 paired with returning episodes of “Family Guy,” has become an established ratings performer as part of Fox’s animation-heavy Sunday.

Both shows are from 20th Century Fox Television.