NBC has picked up a drama series for another season, with the news arriving via the unconventional avenue of a podcast.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that “The Blacklist” was renewed for season four, and is set to return in 2016-17. The news was not a surprise given that the series has been averaging a 1.5 same-day rating in the key 18-49 demo and has been the network’s top show on Thursday nights.
The show’s creator, Jon Bokenkamp, delivered the news on the podcast “The Blacklist Exposed.”
“We knew about that a while ago,” Bokenkamp said. “It’s one of those things that’s hard to keep quiet. But yes, we’re renewed through the fourth season. Hopefully we don’t tank that out. We’ve got a lot of story to tell.”
The report notes: “The series has taken a ratings hit since moving from Monday to Thursday midway through last season but is still above NBC’s scripted average. It doubles to a 3.0 in Live +7 ratings.”