Fox Orders 4 Additional ‘Red Band Society’ Scripts

Octavia Spencer-Dave Annable drama has seen significant lifts from delayed viewing

Paging (more) Dr. McAndrew and Nurse Jackson: Fox has ordered four additional scripts for freshman drama “Red Band Society.”

The order keeps the Season 1 episode total at 13 but raises the script count to 17.

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While the show has struggled in the Live + Same Day ratings — at least in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic — “Red Band Society” has seen seven-day delayed viewing lifts of 70-82 percent this season, the network touted.

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Currently, “Red Band” is averaging a 1.5 demo number per Nielsen’s most current ratings, which incorporate Live + 7 lifts where available. That number places it on the bottom end of the middle-of-the-pack for new broadcast series this fall.

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The series stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable and a gaggle of teenagers who live in the children’s wing of a hospital. The show’s critical reception has been quite favorable.

“Red Band Society” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.