The alphabet network has been searching for a new hit hour series and it looks like they may have found one in Once Upon a Time. The drama debuted late last month to very positive numbers and now, things are looking better than ever.
Once Upon a Time revolves around the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming as she tries to help a group of fairy-tale characters who’ve been cursed and ended up living in a small town in Maine. The series features the talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge, Meghan Ory, Jamie Dornan, Beverley Elliott, Lee Arenberg, David Paul Grove, and Gabe Khouth.
The series debuted to a very healthy 4.0 in the 18-49 demographic with 12.93 million viewers. Once Upon a Time was second in the timeslot, beaten only by NBC’s World Series coverage. The second episode dropped just 2% with a 3.9 in the demo and 11.74 million. Second episodes usually see a much bigger drop off.
The Sunday night TV series is currently the second-highest rated scripted TV show on ABC so it’s no surprise that network execs have given it a full season, bringing the total to at least 22 episodes. If these numbers keep up, the show could certainly be the Prince that the network’s been waiting for.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Once Upon a Time? Are you glad to hear that it’s gotten a full season? Do you think it’ll get renewed for a second season?
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