Good news Fringe fans, Fox has renewed the cult sci-fi drama for a fourth season, with a 22-episode order. Executive producer J.H. Wyman tweeted the following, "Fringe was picked up!!!! Thanks Fringedom!" The show first launched in September 9, 2008 from J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The series follows the adventures of "a group of government agents investigating the supernatural side of science." When the show first aired, it was on Tuesday nights. Fox moved Fringe from Thursday night to the otherwise-dead Friday slot, which concerned many fans.
The show recently had a series low, with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic for the most recent episode, "Stowaway," down 13 percent from the previous week where the series reached an all-time low of 3.6 million viewers. Fringe, stars Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson, and has averaged 3.3 million viewers during it's Thursday run, averiging 6.3 million total viewers, according to Nielson.
The series has averaged 4.1 million viewers, since moving to Friday nights. Overall ratings have decreased since the first season, but the show has high DVR numbers. Through Feb. 20, Fringe has seen a 44 percent increase in its key demo rating, rising to a 2.6 (vs. a 1.4) when live-plus-7 numbers are factored in.