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NBC’s “Shades Of Blue” Renewed For Second Season

Jennifer Lopez [Peter Kramer/NBC]

Friday brought news that Thursday’s “Shades Of Blue” suffered a week-to-week decline in live+same-day viewership. Its 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and 5.643 million viewership sum were the series’ weakest live+same-day numbers yet.

It also brought news of the more upbeat variety.

Citing critical acclaim and strong live+3 and live+7 results, NBC announced that the Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta vehicle has been renewed for a second season.

“We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today,” said NBC’s Jennifer Salke. “We’re so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season.”

On a live+SD basis, the first three “Shades Of Blue” episodes averaged a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and 7.38 million total viewers. Indicative of its strong DVR lift, those numbers improved to a 2.5 and 11.2 million, respectively, on a live+3 basis.

Available live+7 data also speaks to the show’s draw with DVR users. As first reported by Headline Planet, the second “Shades Of Blue” episode posted network television’s greatest live+7 percentage gains during the January 11-17 broadcast week.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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