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NBC Gives Full-Season Order to Drama Series

Oct 10, 2018  •  Post A Comment

NBC is anteing up for more of a new hit drama series, announcing that it has ordered an additional nine episodes of “New Amsterdam.” The order gives the medical drama a full season of 22 episodes.

The series, which leads out from “This Is Us” on Tuesday nights, is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital,” and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital.

“‘New Amsterdam’ has averaged a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers overall in ‘live plus same day’ ratings from Nielsen Media Research and ranks as the #2 new series behind only NBC’s ‘Manifest,'” NBC said in today’s announcement. “‘New Amsterdam’ has dominated its Tuesday 10-11 p.m. ET hour, defeating the timeslot’s ABC and CBS series competition in every key ratings category. In L+7, the Sept. 25 ‘New Amsterdam’ series premiere grew by +5.7 million viewers to 14.1 million, giving NBC its third-biggest lift ever for a series premiere.”

The show’s cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.

David Schulner writes and executive produces. Kate Dennis directs and executive produced the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer produces.

“New Amsterdam” is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.

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