Network orders 25 episodes for first season
ABC has given a full-season order to “FlashForward” and extended the run from 22 to 25 episodes.Move is not unexpected as drama from ABC Studios has been a solid ratings earner at 8 p.m. Thursday, challenging CBS reality stalwart “Survivor” in the timeslot. “FlashForward” is one of the top new dramas of the season in adults 18-34. Over the show’s three weeks’ live plus same-day average, skein is drawing 10.7 million viewers, with a 3.6 rating/11 share in the 18-49 demo. New DVR numbers reveal the Joseph Fiennes starrer picked up 2 million viewers for a total of 14.5 million in its Sept. 24 premiere. Rating increased from a 4.1 to 4.9. Numbers have settled down since the launch, but that is to be expected in a serialized show such as “FlashForward.” Last week, ABC gave full-season orders to “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town.” With “FlashForward” and “V,” which premieres Nov. 3, ABC is hoping to hold on to sci-fi fans who have been longtime viewers of “Lost.” Island mystery ends its run in May.