FOX has given a back-nine order to its first-year drama “Rosewood,” marking the first full-season pickup for a new show at the network this fall.
The series starring Morris Chestnut has benefited some from airing before “Empire” on Wednesday nights — its ratings tend to go up in its second half-hour, in part because of early tune-in — but it holds its own at the start of primetime as well, typically finishing third in its opening half-hour behind CBS’ “Survivor” and ABC’s “The Middle.”
Regardless, it’s been a bright spot for the network thus far. Through Wednesday, it has averaged a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 (most current) and 7.3 million viewers. Its same-day 18-49 rating is 1.9, the best of any of FOX’s new shows.
“Rosewood” is the third new network series to get a full-season order, joining NBC’s “Blindspot” and ABC’s “Quantico.”