FOX has given the go-ahead for a second season of its horror-comedy antholgoy “Scream Queens,” the network announced Friday at the winter TV press tour.
The pickup comes after a season that saw the show perform modestly in the same-day ratings — it averaged a 1.06 in adults 18-49 — but grow substantially in delayed viewing. In Live +7, “Scream Queens” scored a 2.0 18-49 rating. FOX also says it’s the No. 1 new comedy this season among adults 18-34 and the No. 1 new show on video on demand — which is key because when viewers watch on demand, they typically can’t fast-forward through commercials.
Across multiple platforms, the show drew a total audience of 7.2 million viewers, a 167 percent increase from its same-day audience.
Season 2 of “Scream Queens” will be set in a hospital “where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.” No casting is in place yet.
FOX also renewed “Empire” Friday. It and “Scream Queens” join this list of shows that have been renewed for 2016 and beyond.