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EXCLUSIVE: Howard Gordon‘s crime anthology Accused has continued to rake in viewers since its Sunday premiere on Fox.

The debut episode, which aired after NFL on Fox on January 22, delivered greater than 11.3M multi-platform viewers and a 2.3 ranking among the many advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic within the three days after its premiere, in response to knowledge from Fox. That’s a reasonably hefty enhance from the 8.4M live+same-day audience.

The episode now ranks as tv’s highest-rated and most-watched debut in almost two years, because the premiere of NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime in April 2021.

That viewership consists of an viewers of 1.2M on Hulu and Fox Now, which makes the premiere Fox’s highest-rated, most-watched and most-streamed drama debut in three years, since 9-1-1: Lone Star debuted in January 2020. It can also be Fox’s second most-streamed drama launch ever, behind solely 9-1-1: Lone Star.

Last Sunday, Accused grew to become the highest-rated and most-watched debut throughout broadcast or cable within the final three years with its dwell+same-day viewers (excluding the 2021 Super Bowl lead-in, which helped earn CBS’ The Equalizer greater than 20M viewers).

The episode had a lead in from the Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup. That’s at all times sure to spice up scores, however these debut numbers are fairly spectacular even with an NFL lead-in.

Based on the BBC’s crime anthology, the place every episode opens in a courtroom on the accused with out understanding their crime or how they ended up on trial, Accused is advised from the defendant’s viewpoint. In the Fox model, which is preserving the unique’s anthology format, viewers uncover how an unusual individual obtained caught up in a unprecedented state of affairs, in the end revealing how one improper flip results in one other, till it’s too late to show again.

The stellar forged consists of Rachel Bilson, Whitney Cummings, Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, Emmy winners Michael ChiklisMargo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rhea Perlman, Malcolm-Jamal Warner together with Wendell Pierce, Jack Davenport and extra.

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