"THE GIFTED" SERIES PREMIERE MARKS TELEVISION'S HIGHEST-RATED FALL LAUNCH IN MONDAY TIME PERIOD IN THREE YEARS AND FOX'S TOP-RATED AND MOST-WATCHED FALL MONDAY DEBUT SINCE 2014
Family Adventure Series Set in "X-Men" Universe Delivers 2.3/8 Live+3 Day Rating
and 7.7 Million 3-Day Multi-Platform Viewers
FOX's THE ORVILLE and THE GIFTED Rank among Top Three Drama Debuts of Season
LUCIFER Season Two Premiere Draws 5.9 Million Viewers
The series premiere of FOX's THE GIFTED marks television's highest-rated Fall launch in the Monday 9:00pm time period in three years and FOX's top-rated and most-watched Fall Monday debut since 2014.
Airing Oct. 2, The GIFTED posted a 2.3/8 Live+3 Day rating among Adults 18-49, television's top-rated Fall Monday 9:00pm debut in three years and also FOX's highest-rating for a Fall Monday launch in three years. In addition, its 2.3/8 marks FOX's highest rating for a Monday telecast in a year-and-a-half. The new family adventure series set in the "X-Men" universe gained +53% from its same day rating, as well as +53% from its LUCIFER lead-in. THE GIFTED (#3) joins FOX's THE ORVILLE (#2) to rank among the Top Three drama debuts of the season.
THE GIFTED delivered 7.7 million 3-Day Total multi-platform viewers, a +57% gain from Live+ Same Day, making its FOX's most-watched Fall Monday debut in three years. Compared to the Fall 2016 averages of GOTHAM and LUCIFER, THE GIFTED was up +43% and +24%, respectively, among total viewers.
The Season Two premiere of LUCIFER drew 5.9 million viewers across platforms, its most-watched episode in eight months, up +51% from same day and +9% vs. its Season Two closer. In Adults 18-49, LUCIFER averaged a 1.5/6 L3 rating, up one-tenth from its Season One finale.
In the next all-new episode of LUCIFER, "The One With The Baby Carrot," airing this Monday, Oct. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) removes his wings yet again, and Linda (Rachael Harris) becomes concerned that he is too focused on tracking down the Sinnerman, while neglecting his own well-being. Tensions continue to rise between Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German), but they realize they must put their differences aside to solve a case in which Lucifer takes a sudden interest. Once Detective Pierce's (Tom Welling) past is revealed though, everyone realizes that the Sinnerman is much more dangerous than they thought.
In the next all-new episode of THE GIFTED, "rX," airing at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, Blink (Jamie Chung) goes into a state of shock after exerting her powers beyond their limits, and Caitlin (Amy Acker) and Eclipse (Sean Teale) must find a special serum that will help her recover. Meanwhile, Reed (Stephen Moyer) faces some difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris (Emma Dumont) runs into trouble.
LUCIFER is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed. "Like" LUCIFER on Facebook at facebook.com/LuciferonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @LuciferonFOX and join the conversation using #Lucifer. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @LuciferonFOX
THE GIFTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series' showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer. "Like" THE GIFTED on Facebook at facebook.com/TheGiftedonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @TheGiftedonFOX and join the discussion using #TheGifted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheGiftedonFOX.