The Gifted debuted on Monday night, and the ratings are in. Fox’s new drama performed pretty well for it’s television debut, but it certainly didn’t manage to beat any records.
The show drew in 4.85 million viewers in the 9:00 PM slot, beating out fellow comic book adaptations Lucifer (3.88) and Supergirl (0.91). It also pulled in a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, which represents an improvement over the 1.3 rating for Lucifer‘s premiere last year. By comparison, the other new Marvel Comics-Based show, ABC’s Inhumans, recently debuted to 3.8 million live viewers and a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo.
The Gifted follows the Strucker family as they go on the run when the government becomes aware of Lauren and Andy’s Mutant abilities. The show takes place in an alternate timeline from the X-Men films in the wake of Days of Future Past. In this timeline, the X-Men have gone missing in the wake of a 9/11-type event.
The first episode, titled “eXposed,” was directed by Bryan Singer of the X-Men film series, and was written by the show’s creator Matt Nix. The first season is expected to last for 10 episodes.
Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont cast as Lorna Dane/Polaris, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong and Blair Redford as John Proudstar/Thunderbird, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker.
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