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NBC's hit 'Little Big Shots' renewed for second season

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Tue, Mar 15th 2016 02:35 pm

Executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey

Go "Big" or go home!

Based on the strong success over its first two episodes, NBC has renewed alternative hit "Little Big Shots" for a second season. The series comes from executive producers Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who also hosts.

"I've been amazed at how smart and talented these kids are," Harvey said. "They may be small in stature, but they're giants in what they're able to do."

"I am so excited there's going to be a second season of 'Little Big Shots,' " DeGeneres said. "It's such a great family show, and when it's over you won't have to explain what happens in the 'fantasy suite.' "

Mike Darnell, president, Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television, said: "'Little Big Shots' is that rare show that starts out as a good idea and then, somewhere along the way, turns into a bit of magic. The incredible combination of Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres and amazing kids is irresistible - fun, funny, and insanely family-friendly. I am incredibly proud of this production, and it's nice to see that the right alternative concept at the right time can still attract a huge audience."

Sunday's regular-timeslot premiere of "Little Big Shots" averaged a 2.8 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 14.8 million viewers overall in "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it NBC's most-watched Sunday regularly-scheduled entertainment program (excluding post-Super Bowl shows) since March 2005. 

The Tuesday, March 8, preview of "Little Big Shots" averaged a 2.9 rating 10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.8 million viewers overall, making it the highest-rated alternative series premiere or preview on any network in 18-49 since FOX's "The X-Factor" in September 2011.

The March 8 preview also generated the largest L+3 total-viewer lift for an alternative series premiere ever, growing by more than 1.8 million persons, from 12.8 million viewers in L+SD ratings to 14.7 million in L+3.

"Little Big Shots" showcases young performers, from musicians, singers and dancers to every form of wunderkind from around the globe. These gifted kids awe the nation with their talents, slay viewers with their cuteness, and wow 'em with their accomplishments. They show audiences, once and for all, that talent is born, not made.

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