NBC Gives Full Season to “Mysteries of Laura”

After allowing CW and CBS to take in some of the glory of full season orders, NBC is doing the same.  Unlike CW and CBS, however, NBC is handing out a full season to only one series: The Mysteries of Laura.

mysteries of lauraDebuting as the first drama of the season behind America’s Got Talent, The Mysteries of Laura did well with 10.2 million viewers and 2.0 A18-49.  When it moved to its official Wednesday 8 o’clock timeslot, many believed it would die quickly (including myself).  That was not the case.  Despite an older skew, The Mysteries of Laura has averaged between 8 and 9 million viewers the last four episodes.  It has also helped Law and Order: SVU score some of its more impressive performances, at least in total viewers.

NBC has ordered an additional nine episodes, bringing its first season total to 22 episodes.

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