Fox Hands Out Another Back-Nine Order as Freshman Shows Bring a Ratings Bump

Oct 29, 2015  •  Post A Comment

One day after extending a back-nine order to one freshman series, Fox has given a full-season order to its lead-in. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the broadcast net ordered nine more episodes of the John Stamos sitcom “Grandfathered.”

The order comes on the heels of a similar extension for the comedy “The Grinder,” which holds down the time slot following “Grandfathered” on Tuesday nights.

“‘Grandfathered’ has been a modest performer, averaging a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 in live-plus-seven-day numbers,” THR reports. “The half-hour entry has helped Fox jump 70 percent in the Tuesday at 8 p.m. hour versus a year ago, when ‘Utopia’ aired in that spot.”

The report has this comment from Fox Broadcasting Company Entertainment President David Madden: “’Grandfathered’ had the Herculean task of self-starting on what is an incredibly competitive Tuesday night, and the series has proven itself up to the challenge. Since the very beginning we knew this show would be that rare commodity — a genuinely original family comedy.”

Fox has also extended its order for the hourlong series “Rosewood,” which airs on Wednesday nights, to a full season.


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