The Fox crime drama's back nine episodes have been picked up two weeks after its season premiere, giving its first season a total of 22 episodes. Prodigal Son's premiere attracted 8.5 million viewers across all platforms, growing 50% after three days of delayed viewing. “Prodigal Son delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar performances from Tom Payne and Michael Sheen,” says Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “The series has razor-sharp writing, cinematic visuals and is an inventive twist on the genre. Although Prodigal Son is the No. 1 new series of the season, as Deadline notes, "it is worth mentioning that none of the new shows to date has scored particularly impressive ratings or viewership in comparison with previous years, and that Prodigal Son is on top of an extremely tight field, with only a 0.1 or a 0.2 ratings point separating many of the series."
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