FX Renews 'Archer' for Season Five
Animated series posted year-over-year gains of 44% with adults 18-34 and 36% with adults 18-49
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/27/2013 4:57:00 PM
Currently in the middle of its fourth season, Archer premiered to its second-highest audience on Jan. 17 (1.61 million viewers) and is up over last season by 44% with adults 18-34 and 36% with adults 18-49. First-run episodes are averaging 2.37 million total viewers, 2.01 million adults 18-49 and 1.41 million adults 18-34 (L+7).
"Archer is one the very best comedy series on television," said Nick Grad, executive VP of original programming for FX. "Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast -- H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe, and Lucky Yates -- are comedic geniuses. It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable."
Archer has seven episodes remaining in its fourth season, with the finale set for April 11. This year Archer will enter into the category of Outstanding Comedy Series for the Emmy Awards.
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