The freshman drama, starring Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir as detectives on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, has been greeted with strong ratings stateside and abroad.
FX is heading back to The Bridge. The cable network announced that it has ordered a second season of the detective drama after being greeted by strong ratings stateside and abroad.
The 13-episode renewal comes as little surprise given the show’s solid performance — it has been tracking just shy of The Americans — and the creative team spoke optimistically of a second season throughout this summer’s panel at the Television Critics Association.
All told, the July 10 series premiere has taken in 5.07 million viewers. That figure, Nielsen’s Live+Seven Day returns, marks a 67 percent jump from the original haul of 3.04 million viewers. Both figures just trail The Americans as FX’s biggest launch to date. The Bridge ranks as the No. 1 new scripted cable series launch of the summer among adults 18-49. Season one is averaging 3.65 million total viewers and 1.68 million among adults 18-49. When adding DVR numbers, the series jumps 89 percent in total viewers and 105 percent in the demo compared with Live+Same Day. Continue…