The Blast TV Renewal/Cancelation Scorecard has been updated to indicate this

Fox has just renewed “Fringe” for a 22-episode fourth season, despite its recent posting of a series-low 1.3 in the adults 18-49 demo. Fox executive Kevin Reilly had previously said that if “Fringe” averaged 80% of its previous timeslot average (a 1.6) it would be renewed.

The surprise renewal (we had been predicting its cancelation) likely narrows the odds for “Lie to Me” and “The Chicago Code.”

Fox is touting the shows DVR numbers, where it averages a 2.2 in the demo each week with seven days factored in; its calling “Fringe” the number 1 scripted show on Friday, though thats of debate versus “Blue Bloods” and “CSI: NY” with DVR viewing factored in. Most importantly, Fox is up 38% year over year for Friday.

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  1. Erik

    Ya… you just said that Fringe was certain to be cancelled. (I notice that you had that page taken down). I love it when people like you are wrong…

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  2. Erik

    I think apologies are in order for a pretty lame post on my part. (…and you’re right, the earlier post is still out there.)

    I was just getting tired of all the negative press / predictions about Fringe. It’s such a great show. Glad to hear you’re a fan.

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