Last week, on the heels of making television history with Super Bowl XLIX - the most-watched show in U.S. TV history - NBC announced that it has renewed a slate of network fixtures: The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Grimm for the 2015-16 season.
"The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, in a news release. "We’re highly appreciative of the passion they bring to their shows at every step of the creative process and we’re thrilled to reward that dedication with these renewals."
Of note, The Blacklist, which moved to a Thursday, 9 p.m. time slot last week, is averaging a 5.1 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 17.4 million viewers so far this season, making it the No. 4 entertainment series in total viewers. Meanwhile, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will enter its 17th season this fall, adding to its reign as the longest-running drama on television.
For the 2014-15 season to date, NBC ranks No. 1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics.