Will 'The Blacklist' Come Back Strong After a Week Off? (Poll)

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November 25th, 2013


The Blacklist is NBC's freshman success story. Last week, it had its first week off since its season premiere. Will the brief break slow its momentum, or did it increase the anticipation for tonight'e episode? On November 11 it garnered a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 2.9 on November 4. How do you think it will care tonight? Make your prediction than discuss your reasoning in the comments.


  • Douglas from Brazil

    I don’t think that will go higher,The Voice is down,probably will gon down too,about 2.5-2.6 perhaps.

  • Deo

    I believe it will be about a 3.0-3.1. I don´t know if there´s any preemption today, but even if there is I suppose it won’t be NBC, so I expect it to be strong.

  • Simon

    Whatever the numbers are it’ll hopefully be strong as tonight as not only is it a two-parter but it is also supposed to be a pretty big one!

  • k:Alex

    I expect a new low, around 2.7.
    Because The Voice is down (they are too much on air), and a week off or more is always bad.

    But I hope I’m wrong because it looks like one of the best episodes so far.

  • Samunto

    I expect it to be back on par with 2 wks ago. If returns higher, that will silence anyone who still thinks it’s not a genuine hit.

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  • Parker

    i think it will tie its low…

  • gerry

    flat. 3.0

  • zth

    This is easily the most anticipated episode of the season so far and will end in a cliffhanger for the next week’s episode.

    Will return higher: 3.1.

  • Kissan

    The reason this show was off last week is because NBC wanted everybody to catch up on it before they watch the highly anticipated episodes. I vote a 3.0 this week and a 3.1 next week.

  • Amy

    2.8 I like James Spader but the supporting cast is not very good.

  • Jon

    I’m actually going to say 3.2. This show is a hit irregardless of what the voice is doing. I still maintain there is little crossover in its audience with that of the voice. Every week it is near the top in demo and viewers increase. That in and of itself sure has no in with the voice.

  • Jon

    @amy….couldn’t disagree with you more. The whole cast is great especially Lizzy. I am intrigued every week how her partnership with red is going to grow

  • Matt M.

    I’m going with a new low, but still really good, a 2.8 and around 10.2 million viewers. A week off will hurt it a little, but it will recover. It is still a huge success for NBC.

    Final Predictions…

    Dancing With The Stars: 2.4 / 14.3 million viewers
    Castle: 2.2 / 11.2 million viewers

    The Voice: 3.5 / 11.5 million viewers
    The Blacklist: 2.8 / 10.2 million viewers

    Almost Human: 2.1 / 6.5 million viewers
    Sleepy Hollow: 2.7 / 7.2 million viewers

    THE CW
    Hart Of Dixie: 0.4 / 1.0 million viewers
    Beauty And The Beast: 0.3 / 0.8 million viewers

    How I Met Your Mother: 3.3 / 8.0 million viewers
    2 Broke Girls: 2.7 / 7.9 million viewers
    Mike & Molly: 2.3 / 8.2 million viewers
    MOM: 2.0 / 7.0 million viewers
    Hostages: 1.1 / 4.0 million viewers

  • Matt M.

    DWTS and Castle will both rise, as DWTS always does in its final week. Both will rise a few tenths and add a lot of viewers.

    The Blacklist will dip a couple tenths and shed a few viewers, but don’t expect it to go below 10 million.

    Over on the CW netlet, HOD and BATB will stay flat.

    Over on the 2-hour network, FOX, Almost Human will fall some more tenths, but stay somewhat flat in viewers. Sleepy Hollow will rise.

    And on CBS’s lowest-rated night, most things will stay flat, but expect both 9PM comedies to finally rise.

  • NBC Fan

    Dancing with the Stars-2.4

    How I Met Your Mother-3.1
    2 Broke Girls-2.7
    Mike & Molly-2.3

    Almost Human-2.0
    Sleepy Hollow-2.6

    The Voice-3.7
    The Blacklist-3.0

  • s0303

    an almost human poll would have been more interesting…

  • Melanie

    3.2! I missed having it on last week!

  • DryedMangoez

    I think it’ll stay at a 3.0. But the promos have been interesting, so maybe an uptick to 3.1/

  • Dan S

    I say 3.1 for tonight. My understanding for the last minute preemption last week was Janes Spader had the flu. They needed time to catch up on production while he was sidelined.

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