The dramatic series Grimm, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU, and The Blacklist have all received 2015-2016 renewal orders from NBC. Grimm will be returning for season five, Chicago Fire gets a fourth season order, Chicago P.D. and The Blacklist will be back for their third seasons, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit received its 17th season order.
According to NBC, their 2014-2015 primetime lineup ranks #1 among the four major networks. This season of The Blacklist has been averaging 17.4 million viewers and is the #2 show among the four big networks behind only CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Chicago Fire has been drawing in an average of 10.1 million viewers and is the network’s #2 dramatic series. Chicago P.D. is averaging 9.4 million viewers which is up 14% in total viewers compared to last season.
Grimm‘s Friday night episodes have been averaging 7.2 million viewers which is good enough to make it the #1 scripted series on Fridays among the major networks. And Law & Order: Special Victims Unit continues to be a major hit, with 9.5 million viewers tuning in each week.
“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. “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.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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