Heading into Week 2 of the fall season, the top new series of Premiere Week, NBC drama Blindspot, has received an order for additional scripts. While most such orders are for three to five scripts, the Blindspot pickup is for nine, matching the full episodic back order a fall freshman show can receive.
With a big DVR lift, Blindspot drew a 4.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.2 million total viewers. This is the first fall series to get a script order this season and an example of a breakout hit from an independent studio (Warner Bros. TV). All the other strong Premiere Week freshman performers came from sister studios: ABC/ABC Studios’ The Muppets, CBS/CBS Studios’ Limitless, Fox/20th TV’s Rosewood (and Scream Queens, when streaming data is factored in).