FOX has picked up its game show “Beat Shazam” for a second season.

The show, which challenges contestants to first top each other, then the music-recognition app Shazam, in identifying songs, has been a solid performer so far this summer for the network. Season 2 doesn’t have an airdate yet, but host Jamie Foxx (who’s also an executive producer) is set to return.

“Jamie is the ultimate host and entertainer,” Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at FOX, says in a statement. “He’s a larger-than-life personality, with a passion for music that’s infectious, and we can’t wait to have him return for another great round of ‘Beat Shazam’ in Season 2.”

Through five episodes “Beat Shazam” has averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.26 million viewers in its initial airings. That’s the bulk of the audience, as the show isn’t a huge DVR performer: It adds about two tenths of a point in adults 18-49 and 500,000 viewers with a week of delayed viewing. FOX says the show’s multiplatform audience is 4.4 million per episode.

The show is FOX’s highest-rated original show of the summer and tied for fifth among all summer originals on the broadcast networks.

“Beat Shazam” joins these shows that have been renewed for 2017-18 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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