NBC L+3 Results: 'The Blacklist' is NBC's Top New Drama Through its First Two Weeks in Total Viewers Since "Providence" in 1999

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October 9th, 2013

The Blacklist Episode 2

via press release:

Including time-shifted viewing, “The Blacklist” (16.7 million viewers in “live plus three day” ratings through two weeks) is NBC’s top new drama in total viewers through its first two weeks since “Providence” debuted in January of 1999 (17.7 million through two weeks)

It’s also the top new NBC fall drama through two weeks since “Earth 2” in 1994 (21.2 million through two weeks).

It’s also the top new fall drama through the two weeks on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox since CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” averaged 16.8 million viewers through its first two weeks in 2010.

NOTE: All ratings are based on viewing data from Nielsen Media Research.

 
  • Chris J

    The Blacklist currently has 3-4 million more LIVE viewers than Revolution had at this point as well. The demo numbers are close which means Blacklist is trending slightly older but even so it’s a hit for NBC.

    It’s been a long time since a scripted show on NBC could score over 11 million LIVE viewers it’s 3 week in. Pretty amazing actually.

  • senor chang

    Great for NBC. Can’t comment on the actual show.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go H50! ;-) :-)

  • erwanfromfrance

    I Hope that The Blacklist will be able to stay above 10 millions and 3.0 all along the season

  • Kissan

    I’m loving The Blacklist already. Next weeks gonna be a really creepy episode so I hope a lot of people watch.

  • TomJH

    Are they really comparing current total viewership numbers to viewership numbers of shows from the ’90s? How intellectually dishonest can you be to do that?

  • Dan

    Lets see what happens when The Voice is done in January, because we know that Blacklist isn’t taking a 4 month break like Revolution did.

  • Freddy Arrow

    @TomJH

    “Are they really comparing current total viewership numbers to viewership numbers of shows from the ’90s? How intellectually dishonest can you be to do that?”

    How so? They are comparing total TV viewers then compared to total TV viewers now. How is that not valid? If anything, today’s shows are handicapped since this is only talking about total TV viewers, and many people now watch it on their computer (or wait more than 3 days to watch it on their DVR).

  • Chris J

    @Dan

    Whose to say NBC won’t give the Blacklist a holiday hiatus?

    They have the Winter Olympics this year as well, so expect all of their most promising shows to be launched and “relaunched” at that time. Also the Blacklist is procedural so it’ll weather a hiatus far better than the serialized Revolution.

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