NBC has handed out the first back nine pick up of the season, granting a full season order to breakout hit Blindspot, starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander, TVWise has learned. All told, the network has now ordered 22 episode for the show’s first season.
Blindspot, which was being marketed back to international buyers as ‘the new Blacklist’, has been on track for a full season order for the past couple of weeks. That was evident when, some two weeks ago, NBC ordered nine additional scripts, with a view to eventually picking up a back nine should the ratings hold steady.
Debuting to more than 10 million viewers and a 3.1 A18-49 demo rating, Blindspot has been one of the few true success stories so far this fall. Across its first three weeks on the air, the series average a live+same day audience of 9 million viewers and a 2.7 demo rating – avoiding the week-to-week drop off most fall shows have suffered. Like The Blacklist before it, Blindspot has also been a big DVR gainer.
Created by Martin Gero, Blindspot follows a woman covered in tattoos who wakes up naked in Times Square, suffering from amnesia. Her case catches the attention of the FBI, which soon discovers that the tattoos are in fact a roadmap that leads them to a large conspiracy. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter and Mark Pellington.