NBC Orders Full Seasons of Sitcoms 'Go On' and 'New Normal,' Drama 'Revolution'
UPDATED: After early premieres in September and strong ratings retention, the two comedies will stay on the network's Tuesday lineup.
NBC has handed down its first full orders of the new season, renewing Monday drama Revolution and Tuesday comedies Go On and New Normal.
“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,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “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."Revolution premiered Sept. 17 to a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.65 million viewers after a strong lead-in from The Voice. The second episode dropped to a 3.4 adults rating but still outranked all other new series during the first official week of the fall season. Three episodes in, it is averaging a 3.6 rating and 9 share in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day ratings and posting the strongest DVR growth of any show on television.
"We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal," added Salke. "In partnering with Matthew Perry for Go On, creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in.”
While Go On and New Normal have not reached the ratings heights of Revolution, they are averaging a 3.2 rating (9 share) and 2.2 rating (6 share) in adults 18-49, respectively. The latter has seen exceptional growth in Live+3 Day data, growing upward of 40 percent with DVR use.
The pickups come as NBC officially locked up the top showing among adults 18-49 for premiere week, averaging a 2.9 rating, outpacing its closest competition, Fox, by 12 percent.
All three series saw some of the season's earliest premieres, with Go On getting a strong post-Olympics preview.