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NBC Renews Drama Series

Apr 15, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A prime-time drama series on NBC just picked up a renewal from the network, which will bring back “Manifest” for a second season.

In a joint statement, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment, said: “In just its first season, ‘Manifest’ has answered many questions about the mystery of Flight 828 and, smartly, asks many more. Congratulations to Jeff Rake, our producers, cast and crew who have created an incredibly addictive series with compelling characters and complex relationships.”

The network’s announcement notes that “Manifest” has averaged a 2.8 rating this season in adults 18-49 along with 12.6 million overall viewers according to “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the season’s No. 1 new scripted series in 18-49 and the overall No. 6 entertainment series.

“‘Manifest’ has generated television’s biggest viewership lift going from ‘live plus same day’ to ‘live plus seven day’ Nielsens, adding 6.1 million viewers through seven days of delayed viewing (6.5 million to 12.6 million),” the announcement adds. “Counting 35 days of linear and projected non-linear viewership, ‘Manifest’ grows to a 4.86 rating in 18-49, nearly quadrupling its next-day L+SD 1.25 rating.”

The show is written and executive produced by Jeff Rake. David Frankel directed and executive produced the pilot. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein also executive produce.

“Manifest” is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.

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