Gotham, 112 - Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue
Gotham, 112 "What The Little Bird Told Him" - Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) watched on by Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, R) stands up to Commissioner Loeb ©2014 Fox Broadcasting, photo by Jeff Neumann

Fox television has renewed Gotham for a second season. The announcement was made by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, of Fox Television Group today.

In next Monday’s episode of Gotham, “What The Little Bird Told Him,” Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) attempts to get his job back by standing up to Commissioner Loeb (Peter Scolari). He gets 24 hours to capture a deranged electrical genius who has escaped from Arkham Asylum. Also in the episode Falcone (John Doman) struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) makes her next move. We have a couple of clips above for you to check out this episode.

For those of you wanting to know some of the figures behind the renewal your be interested to know the series have been averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers. Gotham is this season’s No 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

The debut episode, which had a 6.0/18 rating among Adults 18-49, outperformed The Blacklist and Scorpion and was Fox’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years! We are told that this ‘Live +7’ rating reflects the largest post-three-day ratings gain (+0.9) of any broadcast drama, ever.

Well done to the producers of the series. We are certainly enjoying the interesting take on Batman and the other characters in the comic strip from DC Comics.

Fox also renewed this months new drama Empire and the comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online