The devil will not get his due — or at least not a fourth season — on FOX: The network is cancelling “Lucifer” after a three-year run.

Series star Tom Ellis shared the news on Twitter Friday, writing, “It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumors that some of you have been asking [about]. FOX has indeed canceled #lucifer.”

“Lucifer” is averaging a 0.8 same-day rating in the adults 18-49 demographic this season and about 3.3 million viewers. It improves to 1.4 and a little over 5 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing.

Those 18-49 numbers put it on the lower end of the scale for FOX dramas this season, tied with “Gotham” for eighth among 10 shows this season (only “The Exorcist” was lower). The show also comes from an outside studio, Warner Bros., meaning the network wouldn’t see profits from any streaming or syndication deals.

“Lucifer” is the fourth FOX show canceled this week, leading into the network’s announcement of its 2018-19 lineup on Monday. It’s also the 48th series to fall in the 2017-18 season.

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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