Series is No. 1 new drama of 2013-14 season in total viewers, dominates Monday 10 p.m. timeslot
NBC has ordered an additional nine episodes of "The Blacklist" for a 22-episode full-season commitment, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment.
Through the first two weeks of the season, "The Blacklist" has averaged a 3.6 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.0 million viewers, making it the No. 1 new drama on the "Big 4" networks so far this season in total viewers, according to "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Both episodes have led the Monday 10 p.m. ET hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key ratings category, and the Sept. 23 premiere added 4.4 million time-shifting viewers in "live plus three day" results from Nielsen, the most any broadcast network telecast has ever added going from "live plus same day" to "live plus three day."
"The Blacklist" stars Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader as Red Reddington, a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI and working with the feds to catch a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Red's true intentions have yet to be revealed.
The series also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.
Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives"), John Eisendrath ("Alias"), John Davis ("Predator," "I, Robot," "Chronicle") and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Grey").
Fans can visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/.