On the heels of a strong ratings finish of its fall run last night, NBC’s hit freshman drama The Blacklist has been given an early second season renewal with a 22-episode order.
Heres a few impressive states which mean a great deal on US Network TV shows, to see if they will live another day, and especially be sent around the world for international viewers. The Blacklist is currently on Sky Living in the UK, and is also doing well in number, and is currently doing well with the fans. I’ve personally enjoyed it so far.
The Sony TV-produced series starring James Spader is the No. 1 drama and the No. 2 scripted series on the Big 4 networks in the 18-49 demo, averaging a 4.9 rating/13 share (most current). It is the No. 1 new show in 18-49 and total viewers and NBC’s most watched new drama in 19 years, since Earth 2 in 1994. In addition to a strong Live showing, The Blacklist is a monster DVR gainer. Its November 4 episode delivered the largest total-viewer increase from Live+Same Day to Live+7 ever, growing by 6.589 million (from 10.337 million to 16.926 million). The Blacklist, which commanded the highest ad price for a new series this fall, now holds the top three L+SD to L+7 rises among total viewers in U.S. TV history.
“The success of ‘The Blacklist’ demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”
The Blacklist, produced by Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures TV, stars Spader as Reddington, a world-renowned terrorist on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who is helping the U.S. government catch international criminals, but for unknown reasons. The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra. Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan. The Blacklist returns with originals on January 13. It is the second freshman drama to receive a second season pickup, following the order to Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, which is doing 13-episode seasons.