FOX’s deal with the devil just got extended: The network has picked up nine more episodes of “Lucifer” to give it a full 22-episode second season.
The show initially received a 13-episode order for Season 2, common practice for series that debut later in the season. So far this fall, the show, based on a Vertigo comic book of the same title, has put up steady (albeit unremarkable) ratings for FOX.
“Lucifer’s” first five episodes have averaged a 1.1 in adults 18-49 in live + same-day ratings and 3.78 million viewers. It falls just behind lead-in “Gotham’s” 1.2 in adults 18-49 and draws a slightly bigger total audience than the 3.47 million for “Gotham.”
With a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, it grows to a 2.0 and 6.59 million viewers; add in multi-platform views and it rises to about 8 million viewers.
“‘Lucifer’ continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to ‘Gotham,; and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes,” FOX Entertainment president David Madden says in a statement.
“Lucifer” and “Gotham” are currently set to take a break in the winter when FOX rolls out “24: Legacy” and new drama “APB” on Monday nights, then return in the spring to finish their seasons. The network hasn’t announced its full schedule for winter and spring yet.