Last night NBC saw the return of Must See TV-era ratings as The Sound of Music Live! gave the last place network its most watched Thursday since Frasier completed its 11 year run with 22.60 million viewers on May 13, 2004. The broadcast also gave NBC’s its highest 18-49 rating on Thursday since the series finale of ER on April 2, 2009.
It’s too bad the regular programming on NBC’s Thursday night death slot can’t get those numbers.
The Blacklist apparently has many, many more names left on it — and as such, NBC has renewed its hit freshman drama for a 22-episode second season.
Does this mean that NBC finally has a hit series? The Blacklist is NBC’s highest rated new drama since the short-lived Earth 2, which premiered in November 1994 (I should note, ER premiered 2 months earlier)