ABC Picks Up More Episodes of ‘The Muppets’
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights: The Muppets has been given an extended episode order by ABC.
While reviews have been mixed, the show is the highest-rated new Tuesday series among adults 18-49 (2.6 rating) and according to ABC, has improved its half-hour for the network by 69% in total viewers (7.6 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 86% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/10 vs. 1.4/5) compared to last season.
The pickup comes after this Tuesday’s episode of The Muppets saw increases in the adults 18-49 demo, even against the World Series.
The Muppets features Kermit and the gang as they produce late-night talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” Bill Prady and Bob Kushell are co-creators and executive producers. Randall Einhorn, Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio are behind the show.