9-1-1 Canceled by FOX and Moving to ABC, 9-1-1: Lone Star Renewed


9-1-1 has been canceled by FOX after 6 seasons. Averaging a 0.62 Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 rating, 9-1-1 was FOX’s highest-rated scripted show, and the second-highest-rated scripted show on all of broadcast television. Its ratings oftentimes more than doubled, or even tripled, the drama FOX would air as a lead-out. Fall lead-out The Cleaning Lady was renewed months ago with a 0.31 Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 average. 

Luckily for fans and ratings enthusiasts alike, 9-1-1 will still get a 7th season. Produced by 20th Television, 9-1-1 started as a show owned by Fox but is now owned by Disney. The Disney-owned ABC will air Season 7 in a move that will put much-needed life back into their drama department. 

Despite 9-1-1’s shock cancelation, 9-1-1: Lone Star has been renewed for a 5th season on FOX. Averaging a 0.47 Adults 18-49 Live + Same Day rating, the 9-1-1 spin-off came in a distance second place this season among FOX dramas, only behind the now-canceled mother show. The two 9-1-1s, as well as an often-NFL-boosted The Simpsons, were the only three scripted shows on FOX above the non-CW broadcast average this season.

If there is any cancelation that proves how important it is for networks to own their shows, it’s FOX’s abrupt cancelation of 9-1-1. Time will tell how the show fares on a new network, and how the two networks will schedule their two 9-1-1 series. The cancelation of 9-1-1 is an incorrect prediction for The TV Ratings Guide, while the renewal of 9-1-1: Lone Star is a correct prediction.

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