"THE ORVILLE" TIME PERIOD PREMIERE DRAWS 7.4 MILLION VIEWERS IN SEVEN-DAY MULTI-PLATFORM AUDIENCE, MARKING +80% LIFT FROM SAME DAY
New Space Adventure Series from Seth MacFarlane Posts a 2.0/8 Live+7 Day
In Key 18-49 Demo, Gaining +82% vs. Live+Same Day
GOTHAM Season Four Premiere Draws 5.7 Multi-Platform Viewers,
Up +78% vs. Live+Same Day
GOTHAM and THE ORVILLE Drive FOX to Post
Highest-Rated Thursday in Nearly Two Years
The time period premiere of THE ORVILLE delivered a seven-day multi-platform audience of 7.4 million viewers, marking an +80% lift from same day viewership (4.1 million) last Thursday, Sept. 21, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. FOX's new space adventure series from Seth MacFarlane posted a 2.0/8 Live+7 Day rating among Adults 18-49, gaining +82% vs. Live+Same Day (1.1/4) and up +18% from the Season Four premiere of GOTHAM. THE ORVILLE also marked FOX's highest-rated Thursday 9:00pm telecast in more than two years.
Drawing 5.7 multi-platform viewers, GOTHAM was up +78% vs. its same day viewership (3.2 million) and posted a 1.7/7 L7, up +70% vs. same day (1.0/4).
Together, GOTHAM and THE ORVILLE drove FOX to post its highest-rated Thursday with all regular scripted originals in nearly two years, according to Nielsen.
In the next all-new episode of GOTHAM, "A Dark Knight: They Who Hide Behind Masks," airing Thursday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami in an attempt to persuade Carmine Falcone (guest star John Doman) for his help in the fight against Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). There, he meets Carmine's daughter, Sofia (Crystal Reed), who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin's prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge and Bruce's (David Mazouz) presence puts him on Penguin's radar.
In the next all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, "Pria," airing at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, Ed (Seth MacFarlane) and the Orville crew save a stranded ship and its attractive captain (guest star Charlize Theron). When Ed becomes smitten with the Orville's new guest, Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) suspects all is not what it seems. Also, Gordon (Scott Grimes) attempts to teach Isaac (Mark Jackson) the art of pulling off a practical joke.
GOTHAM is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon. John Stephens serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the series. "Like" GOTHAM on Facebook at facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram at @GOTHAMonFOX.
THE ORVILLE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga ("Terra Nova"), David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY), Jason Clark ("Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "Ted") and Liz Heldens ("Mercy," "Deception") serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man") directed the series premiere episode. "Like" THE ORVILLE on Facebook at facebook.com/TheOrville/. Follow the series on Twitter @TheOrville and join the discussion using #TheOrville. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheOrville.