AND THE CATEGORY IS: POSE SEASON THREE ORDER
FX Greenlights Third Season of Its Award-Winning Drama Series Pose
From Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
The Season 2 Premiere Episode Was the Most-Watched Telecast of the Series
in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and All Key Women Demos
Delivers Sizable Ratings Gains in Live+3 Over the Season One Premiere
Including +10% in Adults 18-49 and +7% in Total Viewers
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2019 - FX's award-winning and groundbreaking drama series Pose has received a third season order following news that its second season premiere telecast was the series' most-watched episode, it was announced today by John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions.
The season two debut of Pose (6/11/19, 10 p.m.-11p.m.) delivered 1.2 million Total Viewers and 572,00 Adults 18-49, generating series high ratings in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and all key women demos on a Live+3 basis. The season two premiere telecast also outperformed the series premiere episode by +10% in Adults 18-49 and +7% in Total Viewers. In all, the premiere telecast, two encores and streaming have delivered 1.8 million Total Viewers in the first five days.
"Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season," said Landgraf. "Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series."
The series, which Entertainment Weekly called "truly revolutionary," has once again bucked trends and norms by topping its series debut. Pose joins the illustrious company of American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Nip/Tuck and The Shield as FX drama series that outperformed their series premiere telecast.
The second season premiere of Pose exceeded the season one average in all key adult demographics, including +9% in Adults 18-49 (572,000 vs. 524,000), +17% in Total Viewers (1.21 million vs. 1.04 million) and +29% in Adults 18-34 (214,000 vs. 166,000). The season two premiere also exceeded the season one average by +48% in Women 18-34, +28% in Women 18-49, and +33% in Women 25-54.
Pose returns tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 18th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX with episode 2, "Worth It." Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky's travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move. Written by Janet Mock; Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton.
The first season of Pose was named an AFI TV Program of the Year, and it won a Peabody Award, a Television Academy Honors Award and it earned two Golden Globe(R) nominations and a Writers Guild of America nomination.
Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York's underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s.
Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.
Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside, Tony Award(R) winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyll�n Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel and Sandra Bernhard.
Mj Rodriguez stars as "Blanca Rodriguez," who breaks from the House of Abundance and her former house mother "Elektra" (Dominique Jackson) to form her own "house," a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Indya Moore plays "Angel," a streetwalker with modeling aspirations. Ryan Jamaal Swain plays "Damon Richards," a dancer who joins Blanca's house. Together they compete in the Balls - where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills - under the watchful eye of Billy Porter as "Pray Tell," Grandfather to all the children who compete in the house balls.
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Janet Mock is co-executive producer, Our Lady J is supervising producer, and Erica Kay serves as a producer. The ten-episode second season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Ratings Source: The Nielsen Company
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FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shogun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times; and the upcoming special A Christmas Carol. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.
About Fox 21 Television Studios
Fox 21 Television Studios is devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (with FX Productions) as well as its follow-up "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" which also won the Emmy and Golden Globe for Outstanding Limited Series; the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin which enters its eighth and final season this year; "Fosse/Verdon" from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Joel Fields and Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams; the blockbuster "Sons of Anarchy" as well as its follow-up "Mayans M.C." from co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James; "Queen of the South," executive produced by David T. Friendly, Dailyn Rodriguez and Benjamin Daniel Lobato; "Pose" from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh; "The Hot Zone" based on Richard Preston's international best-seller for Nat Geo starring Emmy winner Juliana Margulies; and the Emmy-nominated "Genius: Einstein" and its follow-up "Genius: Picasso." Fox 21 Television Studios shows have amassed a collective 95 Emmy nominations and 29 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards.
ABOUT FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces the FX drama series Snowfall, Trust and the upcoming Y; and co-produces Legion, Taboo, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the half-hour series Mr Inbetween. FXP produces the FX comedy series Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows, the upcoming Breeders, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer. FXP also produces the upcoming limited series Devs, Shogun and Mrs. America; and co-produces the limited series American Crime Story, Fargo, Fosse/Verdon, and the upcoming special A Christmas Carol. Past award-winning series co-produced by FXP include The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Damages and Rescue Me.