22 January 2013 9:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Following may have found one: Kevin Bacon's Fox thriller premiered to 10.4 million viewers on Monday, making it the most-watched episode of any scripted series this season on the network. More important, among Fox's target audience of adults under 50, The Following averaged a 3.1 rating. That ties it with CBS's Elementary as the second highest-rated drama debut of the season (both are behind NBC's Revolution, which has gotten a massive boost by airing behind The Voice). Another good sign for The Following: Its audience ticked up at the half-hour, perhaps indicating viewers weren't totally grossed out by the show's intensely creepy and often violent vibe. Of course, it's still early: A year ago this January, Fox debuted Alcatraz in the same time slot, drawing nearly as many viewers and actually earning a slightly higher rating (3.3) in Fox's key demo. Ratings quickly fell, however, and the show didn't »

- Josef Adalian

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Kevin Bacon (I)
"The Following" (2013)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners