by Dominic Patten
The realities of the 21st century television landscape have served a story first set in the late 1930 very very well. A month after its premiere, Fox’s freshman Gotham has hit a total multi-platform audience of 22.2 million, according to the network. Not only is that a pretty impressive number for the WBTV produced world of Batman backstory but it is actually a 168% life over the Live + Same Day audience of 8.3 million that the series got for its 8 PM September 22 debut.
Those Live + SD numbers were Fox’s best fall drama debut in since 2000 and Gotham hit an 18-49 record for Live + 7 lift when those results came in. However, perhaps more telling of how audiences are really watching content nowadays is the fact that 5 million of that 22.2 million audience came from non-linear viewing.