A series currently airing its second season on NBC has received an order from the network for three additional episodes. Deadline.com reports that NBC gave the order to Debra Messing’s dramedy series “The Mysteries of Laura.”
The show “has been a solid utility player, delivering modest but consistent ratings in the Wednesday 8 p.m. slot, which had been challenging for NBC,” Deadline reports. “The episodic order, which follows a five-script pickup a month ago, comes on the heels of ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ posting a +20% 18-49 ratings spike (1.2) and +11% total viewer increase (7 million) in Live+same day last week to match a season high in 18-49, hitting a five-week high.”
The show aired 22 episodes in its first season, and now has an order for 16 episodes in season two. It has the distinction of being the only NBC series from the 2014-2015 freshman crop to be picked up for a second season.
“‘Mysteries of Laura’ also has been a solid DVR performer, posting a +41% L+7 lift in 18-49 rating (from a 1.13 to a 1.59) and 1.8 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 8.9 million), and brings in upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes,” Deadline notes.