WGN America has renewed its rookie series “Outsiders” for a second season.
The show had drawn consistent ratings over the course of its first season to date, averaging a 0.3 same-day rating in adults 18-49. In Live +7 it has doubles to a 0.6 and draws 2.8 million viewers.
“We are thrilled that ‘Outsiders’ has connected with fans in such a powerful and palpable way, and met our highest expectations on every possible level, thanks to [creator] Peter Mattei, [EP] Peter Tolan, our extraordinary cast, creative team and partners at Sony Pictures Television,” WGN America president Matt Cherniss says in a statement.
WGN America (whose parent company, Tribune Media, also owns TV by the Numbers) has now given second seasons to each of the three scripted series it has aired thus far. “Salem” is headed toward its third season, while “Manhattan” was canceled after two seasons. New series “Underground” premiered earlier this week to slightly higher numbers than “Outsiders.”
The series joins these shows that have been renewed for 2016-17 and beyond.