Now that they have wrapped their fall runs, TVLine is looking at how each network’s shows are stacking up thus far for the 2019-20 TV season — this time turning our attention to Fox.
Listed below is the average DEMO RATING for each Fox series — and this year we are comparing Live+7 numbers (that include the first week of DVR playback, since the networks, at least, do take that metric into consideration at renew/cancel time). Beside that is the percent CHANGE versus each program’s previous, full-season L+7 average (or its time slot predecessor’s performance, if designated as such in NOTES). Each program’s RANK represents what is perhaps the most critical measure — how it is faring compared to other shows on Fox, since come springtime heads must roll to make room for shiny-and-new pilots.
THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE: Fox had some tough plays to call this fall, after ceding a second weeknight to sports. Prodigal Son (the No. 1 new drama), paired with 9-1-1 (buzzier-than-ever), has kept Monday pretty steady, while The Resident and the waning Empire have sliiightly improved on last season’s Tuesday twosome. Masked Singer, which is steamrolling right into a third season, continues to hit high notes, but boy oh boy did lead-out Almost Family blow its… opportunity. After a solid bow, SmackDown hasn’t held a candle to last fall’s Friday slate, but I am sure it somehow makes programming sense (dirt cheap? needs zero promotion?) to someone.