The proper numbers are in and last Sunday’s premiere of FOX’s “The Orville,” Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure series, scored a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and 11.3 million in Live+3 ratings. That’s up by 30% from its Live+Same Day rating.
That also makes “The Orville” FOX’s highest-rated hourlong series launch since “Empire” in 2015 both in terms of general audiences and the key demo MacFarlane appeals to – men 18-34. In Live+3 it’s also on par with the network’s biggest launch of last year – the half-hour “The Mick”.
The premiere was also FOX’s most-streamed drama launch in three years, drawing 650,000 viewers across Fox Now and Hulu, behind only the 865,000 who tuned into the debut of “Gotham”.
The live-action, one-hour space adventure series is set 400 years in the future and follows the exploits of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.