Three weeks in and NBC has given ‘Revolution’ something not many NBC shows get to see – a full season order.
Originally, ‘Revolution’ was given a trial order of 7 episodes and so far with 3 episodes in, they have done very well in its Monday night time slot. The series premiered on September 17th with a 4.1 rating and 11.65 million viewers boasting the highest broadcast premiere within the last 3 years. While the second episode dropped to a 3.4 rating, it still outranked the other new series that had debuted that week. Monday’s episode averaged a 3.6 rating with 9.4 million viewers easily beating CBS’s ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and ABC’s ‘Castle and proving to NBC that the show has a strong enough following to warrant a full season.
Of the order, NBC Entertainment president, Jennifer Salke, said:
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on ‘Revolution,’ not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience. Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Erik Kripke, Jon Favreau, and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn’t ring, and the pace of life slows down — if only for one hour a week!”
This is a big leap of faith for NBC as ‘Revolution’ is one of those shows that really needs time to unfold due to its complex storylines much like ‘Lost’. Now with a full season ahead, fans can really commit to the series knowing that there are another 15 more episodes to go until the season finale.