"Revolution" will stick around NBC for a full season. The network has ordered additional episodes of the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke series.
"We're very pleased with early results of the last three weeks of our fall season roll-out,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "The strategy for this season was to draft off the promotional platform of the Olympics and then begin our season early and strong. I think we’ve accomplished both of those goals, yet we know it’s a long season and there’s much work ahead of us. We are so appreciative of all the great talent that is working so hard on these shows."
"Revolution" has been a strong ratings player for NBC. The most recent episode of the series had 8.4 million viewers and a 3.2 rating. "Go On" has also been performing strongly for the network. The September 25 episode of the Matthew Perry series had a 2.7 rating and 6.9 million viewers. "The New Normal" hasn't been performing as strongly, but the comedy from Ryan Murphy has attracted many headlines.
NBC recently announced it won premiere week in the 18-49 demographic. The struggling network bested Fox, ABC and CBS, averaging a 2.9 rating.
“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,” Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "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!”