Some great news coming from ABC today, as they have given early renewals to almost all of their hit shows. Castle, Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, and Modern Family will return next season with (presumably) full-season orders. Most of these shows (Grey’s Anatomy not included) have either maintained or improved versus last season and are all critically acclaimed shows.
Modern Family (My Favorite!) is the #1 Comedy in the advertiser-targeted demographic of adults 18-49, and Grey’s Anatomy is the #1 Drama in Adults 18-49. Cougar Town and The Middle have grown significantly versus last season, with The Middle constantly getting over 9 million viewers this season, compared to 7 million viewers in its first season, and Cougar Town has maintained its audience from the first season, staying around 7 million viewers. Castle has been consistent in its three seasons, but has been bringing pretty positive numbers this season compared to its previous years.