Fox has a hit on its hands!!
The thrilling new first responders drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen & CEOs, Fox Television Group.
With the fantastic cast and the non-stop action, it's no surprise!
“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Walden and Newman.
“They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience.
We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their stellar work, and we look forward to another thrilling season of 9-1-1.”
The series premiere of 9-1-1 has grown to more than 15 million viewers in seven-day multi-platform viewing, including its encore, delivering FOX’s largest debut since Empire in 2015, excluding post-Super Bowl premieres.
In Nielsen Live + 7 Day, the show delivered 10.7 million viewers, a lift of 57% from Live+Same Day. 9-1-1 ranks as the highest-rated debut since The Good Doctor and the week’s No. 1 drama among all key demos, averaging a 3.0/11 L7 in Adults 18-49, up +67% from L+SD, according to Nielsen.
It also ranks as the highest-rated Wednesday series premiere on television in more than a year.
The first hit series of 2018, 9-1-1 improved its fall time period average by 36% in the demo and +47% among Total Viewers.
9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.
These first responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
The procedural drama stars Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause (The Catch, Six Feet Under) and Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story).
The series also stars Oliver Stark (Into The Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired, Underground), Kenneth Choi (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break).
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If you missed any of this show so far, you can watch 9-1-1 online to catch up.
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