By premiering strong and then holding onto the bulk of that audience for week two, NBC’s “The Blacklist” has earned itself a full season.
The modestly-rated but well-received drama, starring James Spader and Megan Boone, has thus far made the most of its post-”The Voice” timeslot. Over its first two airings, it averages a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating with 12.0 million viewers.
It has also been an attractive option for time-shifters. In a recent press release, NBC confirmed that episode two added a record 5 million DVR viewers in the three days following its original broadcast.
“The many layers of Red Reddington and his mysterious reasons for getting into bed with the FBI seem to be fascinating to fans of this show,” said NBC’s Jennifer Salke. “With great talent like James Spader and Megan Boone on board, as well our stellar executive producers and the whole cast and crew, we believe this outstanding series will continue to make NBC a big destination on Monday nights.”
The full season renewal tacks a “back nine” onto the show’s existing thirteen episode deal.