While shows like My Generation and Lone Star may be suffering on the bigger networks, cable network FX seems to be doing just fine with their lineup. As an example, they have just ordered a whole new season of Sons of Anarchy, rounding it up to a total of four years. An FX press release gives us the full details.
FX has renewed its critically acclaimed hit drama Sons of Anarchy for a fourth season, placing a 13-episode order from Fox 21 and FX Productions, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks.
Eight all-new episodes remain in SOA’s current third season airing Tuesdays at 10pm et/pt, and beginning in two weeks the encore runs will air Tuesdays at 11pm and 1am, Fridays at 10pm and Sundays at 10pm. The third season finale will air on Tuesday, November 30.
In 2010, Sons of Anarchy ranks as basic cable’s number one scripted series in delivery of Adults 18-49. On a weekly, multi-telecast basis, Sons of Anarchy delivers 8.6 million Total Viewers and 5.9 million Adults 18-49. On a first-run, primary telecast basis, Sons averages 4.9 million Total Viewers and 3.4 million Adults 18-49. It is the highest rated series ever for FX.
This could mean great things for the network, as other shows like It’s Always Sunny, The League, and Archer may just get a stay of execution on what other networks would consider “poor numbers” considering how well Sons has done for them.
Be sure to catch the next episode of this season’s Sons of Anarchy, titled “The Push”, on Tuesday, October 12, at 10pm ET/PT.