NBC's Revolution Sets Time-Shifting Records

NBC’s hit new series Revolution is causing a revolution of its own.

The No. 1 new drama on network television, Revolution has set NBC and debuting series time-shifting records for viewership.

The series has been picked up by NBC for a full 2012-13 season commitment and is part of a contingent of fall programming that has led NBC to the No. 1 ranking for the season to date, up from No. 4 a year ago.

The imaginative adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is set post-apocalypse and tells a story of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of the strong-willed young woman Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders, Charlie must find her estranged uncle, Miles (Billy Burke). They set out to rescue Danny with a rogue group of survivors, overthrow the militia and try to ultimately re-establish the United States of America.

Having debuted on September 17 with the highest 18-49 rating for a premiering drama on any network in three years and the highest for a premiering NBC drama in five years, Revolution has also set time-shifting records. In ratings results that reflect DVR viewership in the three days following a show’s live broadcast, Revolution posted the biggest gains ever achieved for a series premiere on any network. It is also NBC’s top 10 p.m. ET premiere in eight years.

Airing Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET, Revolution is the latest in NBC’s long tradition of dramatic television programming achievement.