Tonight on NBC, The Blacklist returns after a long mid-season break. Today, the network announced that the top-rated drama will return for a third season as well.
The Blacklist revolves around one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives (James Spader) who begins helping the authorities if a particular rookie agent (Megan Boone) is his partner. Now, the FBI works for him as he identifies a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. The other castmembers in this drama include Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, and Amir Arison.
The nine episodes of season two that have aired so far have averaged a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.83 million viewers. Compared to the first season, that’s up by 15% in the demo and 10% in total viewership.
The recent post-Super Bowl episode drew an 8.4 in the demo and 25.72 million. The network gave The Blacklist that coveted post-game airing to help promote the show’s move to Thursday nights where it will be going head-to-head with Scandal on ABC. Time will tell if this move is a permanent one but The Blacklist will certainly return for the 2015-16 season.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Blacklist has been renewed for a third season? Do you think it will stay on Thursday nights?
I think it could go on forever and keep it’s popularity. It just keeps getting better and better.
I love Blacklist and hope it renews for much more seasons to come. But, I would like for them to have at least 22 episodes per season.
Blacklist is the best evening show to view. NBC would make a fatal error if it was cancelled.
CBS and Fox networks can’t hold a candle to Blacklist.
Keep up the good work.
I am thrilled that this show will get a third season.
The plot and writing are both really good. James Spader is one of our best actors.
.I really love this show! It’s one of those shows that keeps you on the edge of your seat and you hate to see it end! It shows that talented writers and actors don’t need crudity and vulgarity to hide behind. Spader just improves with age!!
I love Blacklist. I think it should continue way beyond season 3.
This is my ‘must see’ show. James Spader’s character is epic. The other characters are excellent as well. Elizabeth and Tom…yes!