Ahead of tonight’s fourth episode, FOX has given Batman-prequel, Gotham, a full season order. The initial order for Gotham was set at 16 episodes. Given the state of FOX, however, the network decided to bump up the order to a full 22 episodes.
The most recent episode of Gotham scored 6.36 million viewers and 2.5 A18-49 demo. In addition, it ranks as one of the top DVR’ed shows on television. In just released data, the series premiere of Gotham jumped from an initial 3.3 A18-49 to 6.0 A18-49, a rise of 82%.
On the cable side of things, FX has announced a fifth season renewal for hit anthology series, American Horror Story. The fifth season order comes a few days after the fourth season, Freak Show, notched the shows largest numbers ever (6 million viewers / 3.1 A18-49 demo) in its season debut.
The fifth season is expected to launch next fall, as has been the pattern for the past four seasons. Also similar to past seasons, the fifth season will consist of 13 episodes.