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NBC has picked up “Blindspot” for the 2016-17 season, making an extremely early call on its most successful new show of the season.

The show has aired all of seven episodes, but it is thus far the most successful freshman show this fall. It’s averaging a 2.4 same-day rating in adults 18-49; combined with delayed viewing, its “most current” average is 3.7.

“Blindspot” was also the first new show of the fall to get a full-season order.

“We are over the moon with the success of ‘Blindspot’ and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke says in a statement. “… We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”

It’s not unheard of for a breakout new show to get an early renewal, but networks typically tend to wait until at least halfway through the season. In a season so far devoid of anything resembling an “Empire”-like phenomenon — and an otherwise unimpressive fall at NBC — it’s also not a shock for NBC to lock down the biggest success in its freshman class.

“Blindspot” joins this list of series renewed for 2016 and beyond.


Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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