11/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fox Picks Up "Fringe" For Full Season

Fox has picked up a full season order of J.J. Abrams' sci-fi thriller "Fringe."

The network ordered the back nine episodes of the Tuesday night drama, a move that should come as no surprise to those following its performance in the Nielsens.

After a solid two-hour premiere on Aug. 26, the show jumped significantly in week two when paired with Fox's top-rated drama "House." Both shows took a hit when competition increased during broadcast premiere week, then grew slightly last night -- demonstrating stability.

Season-to-date, "Fringe" has averaged a 4.2 rating/11 share among adults 18-49 and 10.7 million total viewers. It ranks as the top freshman series in the adult demo.

"Fringe" joins "90210" as the only fall freshman broadcast series to receive a full order.

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