The Blacklist and the many layers of Red Reddington have fascinated fans, prompting NBC to order an additional nine episodes for a 22- episode full-season commitment.Through the first two weeks of the season, The Blacklist has been the #1 new drama on the Big 4 networks so far this season in total viewers, according to "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The premiere episode added 4.4 million time-shifting viewers in "live plus three day" results from Nielsen, the most any broadcast network has ever added going from "live plus same day" to "live plus three day."
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, said, "With great talent like James Spader and Megan Boone on board, as well our stellar executive producers and the whole cast and crew, we believe this outstanding series will continue to make NBC a big destination on Monday nights."
The Blacklist stars Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader as Red Reddington, a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI and working with the feds to catch a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Red’s true intentions have yet to be revealed.