The patient has pulled through. FOX has renewed The Resident TV show for a second season. While the demo ratings haven’t been very strong, the numbers were apparently good enough to bring the drama back for season two and the 2018-19 season.
A FOX medical drama The Resident stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Melina Kanakaredes, and Bruce Greenwood. The series centers on Dr. Devon Pravesh (Dayal), a newly minted resident, as well as Senior Resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry), and their colleagues at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital.
The Resident: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of The Resident is averaging a 1.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.61 million viewers. It currently ranks ninth and third (respectively) among scripted FOX TV shows but those averages are a bit deceiving.
The Resident series premiere aired on FOX immediately following the NFL’s NFC Championship game, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings. Because of that terrific lead-in, it earned a 2.61 in the demo and drew 8.65 million viewers, which leaves the season average artificially high. If we ignore those numbers, The Resident‘s ratings are still pretty good but the series wasn’t a lock for a renewal.
In any case, The Resident will indeed return for the 2018-19 season. Here’s the press release:
FOX RENEWS “THE RESIDENT” FOR A SECOND SEASON
Season One’s All-New Penultimate Episode Airs Tonight on FOX
FOX has renewed its freshman medical drama, THE RESIDENT, for a second season.
“Amy, Todd and all the producers on THE RESIDENT set out to create a medical show that viewers haven’t seen before – to peel back the curtain and reveal the truth of what happens, both good and bad, behind the scenes at hospitals across the country. Clearly, they’ve succeeded,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Matt, Emily, Bruce, Manish, Shaunette and the show’s entire cast have turned in consistently heartfelt performances, and we are so excited to go back to Chastain Memorial for another tremendous season.”
In Season One’s all-new penultimate episode of THE RESIDENT, “Run, Doctor, Run,” airing tonight (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Devon (Manish Dayal) race against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms. Meanwhile, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) must remain calm when Austin (guest star Malcolm-Jamal Warner) impulsively pulls him into a procedure. Then, tensions rise as Nic (Emily VanCamp) continues her search for evidence to incriminate Lane (Melina Kanakaredes), but must simultaneously tend to her sister, Jessie (guest star Julianna Guill), who is rushed into the ER.
THE RESIDENT is averaging more than 10 million multi-platform viewers per episode, and improves its year-ago time period by +31% in the key Adults 18-49 demographic.
THE RESIDENT is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series’ executive producers include Todd Harthan (“Rosewood”), Amy Holden Jones (“Mystic Pizza,” “Indecent Proposal”), Rob Corn (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Antoine Fuqua (“Southpaw,” “Training Day”), David Boorstein (“Level 26: Dark Revelations”), Oly Obst (THE MICK, GHOSTED) and Phillip Noyce (“Patriot Games,” “The Bone Collector”), who also directed the pilot. The series stars Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”), Bruce Greenwood (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Mad Men”), Manish Dayal (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”), Moran Atias (“24: Legacy”), Merrin Dungey (“Big Little Lies”), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Billions”) and Melina Kanakaredes (“CSI: NY,” “Providence”).
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