Today brought good news for two NBC titles.

Announced this morning at the TCAs winter press tour, the network has officially renewed its medical drama, “New Amsterdam,” for 3 more seasons. The renewal will take the series through its fifth overall season, and comes just as the show – which is currently in its second season – is set to return from its midseason break in just a few short days.

In its current season, “New Amsterdam” has been averaging 5.24 million viewers and a pretty good 0.8 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo. While those numbers aren’t large enough to make “New Amsterdam” a smash hit, the show has also pulled in consistently impressive delayed viewing gains, making its massive multi-season renewal today a little more understandable.

In addition to “New Amsterdam,” NBC has also gone ahead and renewed the Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler-hosted competition series, “Making It,” for a third season today. The news comes about a month after the unscripted series wrapped up its 8-episode second season, which aired over a full year after its first.

The show’s renewal today comes as a bit of a surprise, considering “Making It’s” second season averaged only a low 0.5 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 – predictably down from the 0.9 rating that its first season averaged in the summer of 2018. Regardless of the decision-making behind the show’s renewal though, with these two announcements, NBC has just taken some important steps in cementing its lineup for next season.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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