The first thing we took into account was the television ratings of the first season. This indicator looked pretty impressive. The Resident has garnered 8.65 million viewers with a 2.6/10 key demo/share (P18-49). However, it's worth noting that the audience decreased twice by the end of the second episode. Nonetheless, we believed that if The Resident manages to keep the viewership above 4.5 million viewers per episode, FOX would prefer to renew the show.
Another factor we have noted was the reception by critics and viewers. As mentioned above, the response was entirely controversial. Thus, according to Rotten Tomatoes, The Resident has a score of 5.48/10 and a 59% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have rated the debut of the show at 3.9/5/73%. On Metacritic, the indicators look differently, 54/100 and 3.6/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, the series has a score of 6.6/10 > 1,700 votes.
Summing up, the situation with The Resident looked ambiguous. On the one hand, the premiere was a success. However, the two following episodes have garnered 4.70 and 4.75 million viewers, respectively. We considered these figures as a significant drop in the viewing audience. The response from the target audience was mixed as well. Without a doubt, The Resident had a chance to return for a next installment. As you may have noted, FOX has renewed 9-1-1 for a sophomore season, the show, which has drawn 6.83 million viewers during its premiere. This fact allowed us to be sure in the renewal. Luckily, FOX has confirmed our expectations.
What Is The Resident About?The story focuses on Devon Pravesh, an ambitious doctor with an idealistic outlook on life. He starts to work under the wing of a brilliant and experienced Conrad Hawkins, a Senior Resident of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Hawkins is a ruthless and self-confident man; he disregards anyone's authority, doesn't follow the rules, while concepts of good and evil are nothing for him. The colleagues are afraid of Hawkins, but they respect him for his extraordinary approach to solving medical problems. Working side by side with Conrad, Devon soon realizes what really happens in hospitals across the country.
Season 2 Release DateAs mentioned above, despite our mixed feelings regarding the possibility of renewal, FOX opted to pick up The Resident for another round. But the network has yet to announce a specific date for a 2nd installment. But given the fact that the current installment started off at the beginning of 2018, we tend to believe that The Resident would return for Season 2 in January 2019.
In any case, we are waiting for the official news from FOX. We are going to update this page, as soon as getting some additional info on the subject. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed on the subject.