The Gifted

Status: Season Ended, Awaiting Renewal / Cancellation Announcement
Timeslot: Tuesdays 9 PM EST
Premiere: September 25, 2018
Network: FOX
Starring: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung
Series Website: www.fox.com/the-gifted/




Description: THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”) and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, “Person of Interest”) STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, “Night at the Museum 3”), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, “Burn Notice”). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network – ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, “Reign”), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, “Aquarius”) and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, “Satisfaction”) – are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren’t who they thought they were and loving them just the same – even if all of their lives are at risk because of it. FOX.com

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Status: This is currently one of FOX’s lowest-rated shows and it is not seeing enough in delayed viewing gains like it did last year. The network does own the show and it is part of the X-Men franchise, so that works in its favor. But even series creator Matt Nix does not have much confidence in the show returning for another season on FOX. I have moved this one to Cancellation Likely status and it could definitely use a Call to Action from fans on the social networks.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Status
9/25/18 1 0.90 0.90 2.6 Renewal Possible
10/2/18 2 0.70 0.80 2.3 Renewal Possible
10/9/18 3 0.70 0.77 2.1 Renewal Possible
10/16/18 4 0.60 0.73 1.9 On the Bubble
10/23/18 n/a Preempted 0.73 n/a On the Bubble
10/30/18 5 0.60 0.70 2.0 On the Bubble
11/6/18 6 0.70 0.70 2.3 On the Bubble
11/13/18 7 0.60 0.69 1.9 On the Bubble
11/20/18 Repeat 0.30 0.69 1.1 On the Bubble
11/27/18 8 0.70 0.69 2.2 On the Bubble
12/4/18 9 0.70 0.69 2.0 On the Bubble
12/11/18 n/a On Hiatus 0.69 n/a On the Bubble
1/1/19 10 0.50 0.67 1.7 On the Bubble
1/8/19 11 0.60 0.66 2.1 On the Bubble
1/15/19 12 0.50 0.65 1.6 On the Bubble
1/22/19 13 0.50 0.64 1.8 On the Bubble
1/29/19 n/a Preempted 0.64 n/a On the Bubble
2/5/19 n/a Preempted 0.64 n/a On the Bubble
2/12/19 14 0.50 0.63 1.6 Cancellation Likely
2/19/19 15 0.50 0.62 1.6 Cancellation Likely
2/26/19 16 0.40 0.61 1.6 Cancellation Likely

2017-18 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
10/2/17 1 1.50 1.5 4.9 2.8 Renewal Possible
10/9/17 2 1.20 1.4 3.8 2.4 Renewal Possible
10/16/17 3 1.10 1.3 3.5 2.1 Renewal Possible
10/23/17 4 1.00 1.2 3.4 2.1 Renewal Possible
10/30/17 5 1.10 1.2 3.4 2.0 Renewal Possible
11/6/17 6 1.00 1.2 3.2 1.9 Renewal Possible
11/13/17 7 1.00 1.1 3.0 1.9 Renewal Possible
11/20/17 8 0.90 1.1 2.9 1.8 Renewal Possible
11/27/17 Repeat 0.40 1.1 1.5 n/a Renewal Possible
12/4/17 9 0.80 1.1 2.8 1.7 Renewal Possible
12/11/17 10 0.80 1.0 2.8 n/a Renewal Possible
12/18/17 n/a On Hiatus 1.0 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
1/1/18 11 0.70 1.0 2.5 n/a Renewal Possible
1/15/18 12 1.00 1.0 3.4 n/a Renewed

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