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NBC wants to see more of four of its best-performing dramas this season.

The network has ordered one additional episode from “Blindspot,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD.” The orders bring each show’s total to 23 for the season.

“Blindspot” has been among the top rookie shows of the season, averaging a shade under 2.5 in adults 18-49 (same-day ratings). “Chicago Fire” (1.77) and “SVU” (1.62) are second and third among NBC dramas, while “Chicago PD’s” 1.52 is tied with “The Blacklist” for fourth on the network.

Along with football, “The Voice” and “The Blacklist,” the four shows are what’s keeping NBC afloat amid an otherwise disappointing fall. The network has all but canceled two of its other new series, “The Player” and “Truth Be Told,” and “Heroes Reborn” has fallen by 50 percent after a decent premiere.

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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