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FOX renews music competition series 'The Four: Battle For Stardom' for a second season


Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:00 pm
To premiere this summer
No. 1 most social new TV series this season; FOX's highest-rated new unscripted series in nearly 4 years
FOX has renewed its new music competition series, "The Four: Battle For Stardom," for a second season, to premiere this summer, it was announced Thursday by Rob Wade, president, alternative series and specials, Fox Broadcasting Company.
" 'The Four' is truly a next-generation show," Wade said. "It has pushed past the boundaries of traditional music competition series by focusing on recording artists in an epic battle to become a superstar. And for the winner, guided by music giants Sean 'Diddy' Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Republic Records, this is just the beginning. We'd like to thank our panel, our ringleader, Fergie, the contestants and our incredible production team for delivering concert-quality shows every week. And we look forward to pushing the boundaries even further in season two."
"The Four: Battle For Stardom" is FOX's highest-rated new unscripted series in nearly four years both among adults 18-49 and total viewers. Season-to-date, the series is averaging a 1.4/5 among adults 18-49 in most current L+7/L+3 ratings, and 4.6 million multiplatform viewers over its first five weeks. Week five posted the show's highest ratings yet among A18-49 and total viewers, establishing a new season high (Feb. 1: 1.5/6 L3, up 15 percent vs. premiere) and marking a third week of consecutive growth among adults 18-49 (L3: 1.2 > 1.3 > 1.4 > 1.5) and total viewers (L3: 3.6 mil > 3.8 mil > 4.2 mil > 4.3 mil). The series also is recruiting a younger, more diverse audience than its singing competition counterparts, with a median age of 48 years old (versus 57 for "The Voice"). Additionally, "The Four: Battle For Stardom" is the No. 1 most social new TV series this season with 5.5 million total social interactions.*
This past season on "The Four: Battle For Stardom," four fierce recording artists, spanning all music genres, fought to defend their coveted seats in front of a panel of industry experts: Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled and Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Trainor. Eight-time Grammy-winning and multi-Platinum solo artist Fergie served as host, guiding the contestants, while they battled it out against new recording artists determined to take their spots in the competition.
*Nielsen, Social Content Ratings, 9/10/17 - 2/5/18, ranked on total linear program-level interactions cable or broadcast. Excluding sports, specials and politics. Twitter, Facebook. Instagram - Facebook Owned and Instagram Owned metrics included as of 11/1/18.

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