Fox launched The Four on Thursday night. According to the Hollywood Reporter Its first stab at a singing competition since American Idol, the two-hour premiere came in with a relatively modest (by unscripted standards) 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.
The Four, billed as an event series, is set to run in the same time slot for six weeks. It’s also the first of three singing shows that will air on the broadcast networks this spring with ABC rebooting American Idol and NBC airing another cycle of The Voice. Getting out in front of the competition didn’t bring evidence that viewers are particularly starving for another music show, though (like 911 the night before) The Four managed to grow its audience from beginning to end. The true test for The Four will be in how well it can sustain an audience over the course of its run — since it did build on the night’s fall average for Fox by 50 percent in the key demo.
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