Little Big Shots just got a really giant vote of confidence from NBC.The Steve Harvey-hosted children’s talent show, which premiered Sunday, has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Monday.
The showcase’s premiere drew 14.8 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating, more than doubling any other broadcast program. Versus its Tuesday sneak peek (which led out of The Voice), the show grew 14 percent in audience while off just a tenth in the demo.
NBC reports that LBS delivered the network’s most-watched regularly-scheduled Sunday night entertainment telecast (excluding post-Super Bowl shows) in more than a decade, since a March 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (which drew 15.7 million).
“I’ve been amazed at how smart and talented these kids are,” said Harvey, who also serves as an executive producer, via statement. “They may be small in stature, but they’re giants in what they’re able to do.” EP Ellen DeGeneres echoed Harvey’s excitement, saying via statement, “It’s such a great family show, and when it’s over, you won’t have to explain what happens in the ‘fantasy suite.'”