NBC has announced that it has renewed “The Blacklist” and “Chicago P.D” for a third season, “Chicago Fire” for a fourth season, “Grimm” for a fifth season, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for a seventeenth season. These will keep all those series on the air until at least May 2016.
For the current season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big Four networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics. NBC’s 2.9 average rating for the season in adults 18-49 is the network’s highest through nineteen weeks of the season since 2008-09 (3.1).
So far this season “The Blacklist” averages a 5.1 rating and 17.4 million viewers an episode, and is the second most popular adults 18-49 big four network series this season behind only “The Big Bang Theory”. It also delivers the biggest average increase in television of time-shifted viewers.
“Chicago Fire” pulls in a 2.8 rating and 10.1 million viewers an episode whilst “Chicago P.D.” nabs a 2.3 rating and 9.4 million viewers an episode. More often than not both win their timeslots in adults 18-49.
The long-running SVU still pulls in a 2.5 rating and 9.5 million viewers an episode and is actually up on previous years with this season doing its best numbers in six years.
“Grimm” continues to be a major Friday night success story with a 2.1 rating and 7.2 million viewers an episode, making it that night’s top scripted series and one of the most time-shifted shows on broadcast television.