NBC has given a big vote of confidence to a new drama series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network placed a back-nine order for scripts for “Blindspot” after airing just a single episode.
The move came on the heels of news that the freshman show’s premiere episode posted a huge increase in viewers in delayed viewing among the key 18-49 demo. The premiere episode surged from a 3.1 average rating in the demo to a 4.5 with three days of delayed viewing added in.
The show, which stars Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, premiered Monday, Sept. 21, in the 10 p.m. slot — leading out from “The Voice.” The series focuses on a mysterious woman — Jane Doe, played by Alexander — who has lost her memory and who has clues to crimes tattooed all over her body.
The show bowed with a respectable 10.6 million total viewers, but that number surged to 15.2 million in Live+3, THR reports.
“While the additional script order doesn’t guarantee that ‘Blindspot’ — from showrunner Martin Gero and exec produced by Greg Berlanti — will earn a back-nine episode order, the series has been the breakout drama for NBC so far this season,” THR notes.