FOX gives Fringe a full season
by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 2nd 2008 11:29AM
You ever get excited about a new show, and you watch the first couple of episodes, and while you like the show it doesn't completely grab you, and you end up dropping it and watching something else? That's how I feel with Fringe. It's a good show, but it's just not "must-see" for me, and I'd rather watch The Mentalist over on CBS.
But that doesn't mean it's not popular. In fact, so far it's the #1 new show of the season (in the 18 to 49 demo that advertisers love, as we've pointed out here many times), and FOX is so happy that they've given the J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama a full season.
The show is actually getting better ratings since the debut, which is something you don't often see. If there's one thing that the networks really love is seeing a show actually increase in viewers over the weeks, even if the first episode ratings didn't blow everyone away.