The Shyamalan-directed premiere almost doubled its demo delivery in Live+3, posting a record percentage DVR lift for a Fox opener and a 2014-15 new series debut on any network — 90% — to rise to a 1.9 rating. The premiere added two more tenths in L+7 to get to a 2.1.
The somewhat surprisingly solid and consistent ratings performance by Wayward Pines has not gone unnoticed. I hear there is interest in another season of the mystery series. Because of the long time frame between the project’s pickup/production and its airdate, the options on all actors lapsed long ago. (Wayward Pines’ cast also includes Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino and Melissa Leo.) I hear the idea is to explore a potential second installment with different characters and cast but in the same world, which would not be a straight anthology format. I hear talks are preliminary, and Fox brass are expected to meet with the Wayward Pines creative team soon to discuss the possibilities.