The thriller drama revolves around one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader). The cast also includes Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold, Hisham Tawfiq, Amir Arison, and Mozhan Marno. Last month, NBC debuted a spinoff series called The Blacklist: Redemption.
Season four of The Blacklist is on hiatus until April 20th and ratings have been down for the show. Season four has been earning an average rating of 1.06 in the 18-49 demo and 5.471 million viewers. For comparison, season three averaged a 1.42 rating in the 18-49 demo with a total of 6.83 million viewers.
During a recent conference, Salke said the numbers are low but the show is a big performer overseas:
[The Blacklist] very profitable for Sony and an important show for us. Even though the linear rating is nothing to write home about, we define it differently and look at how it performs over a few days. It’s huge overseas.”
The creators of The Blacklist will pitch a new season to NBC next week.
What do you think? Do you watch The Blacklist? Should NBC renew the series?