“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement. “We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal.”
The pick-ups, the first of the new season, come as NBC is celebrating its first premiere-week victory in nearly a decade. “We’re very pleased with early results of the last three weeks of our fall season roll-out,” said NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “The strategy for this season was to draft off the promotional platform of the Olympics and then begin our season early and strong. I think we’ve accomplished both of those goals, yet we know it’s a long season and there’s much work ahead of us.”
Revolution‘s debut episode ranked as NBC’s best drama launch in adults 18-49 in five years (since the premiere of Bionic Woman in 2007), and it has showed surprising staying power in its two subsequent telecasts. To date, the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke thriller has averaged 10 million viewers and a 3.6 in the demo.
Go On and New Normal, meanwhile, have been averaging 8.9 million/3.2 rating and 6 million/2.2 rating, respectively.
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