via press release:
NBC ORDERS FULL SEASON OF ‘THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA’
Debra Messing Starrer Improves 8 P.M. Wednesday Timeslot by 58% Vs. Last Season
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 28, 2014 — NBC has given a full-season 22-episode order to its 8 p.m. Wednesday drama “The Mysteries of Laura.”
Emmy Award winner Debra Messing stars as NYPD homicide Det. Laura Diamond, who manages to balance her time between being a police officer and that of a harried mom with two unruly young boys.
“Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season.”
Through its first six telecasts, “The Mysteries of Laura” has averaged a 1.8, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall in “most current” figures from Nielsen Media Research. In “live plus same day” results, “The Mysteries of Laura” has improved the Wednesday 8-9 p.m. ET/PT hour by +58% or 3.3 million persons versus NBC’s results in the hour one year earlier.
“The Mysteries of Laura” is the only new drama on the Big 4 networks so far this season to remain with 0.2 of a rating point in 18-49 of its regular-slot debut through its next four telecasts in L+SD results.
The series also stars Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar and Max Jenkins.
Writer Jeff(“Boston Legal”) and director McG (“ ”) serve as executive producers with Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”), Aaron Kaplan (“ ”), Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter. “The Mysteries of Laura” is a production of Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Kapital Entertainment.
Announcements on other new NBC series will come at a later date.
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished the 2013-14 season as No. 1 in the 18-49 demo for the first time in 10 years. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted comedies includes the critically acclaimed “Parks and Recreation” and “About a Boy,” as well as new comedies “A to Z,” “Bad Judge” and “Marry Me.” NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by “,” veteran series “Law & Order: ,” fan favorites “ ,” “ ,” “ ” and “Chicago P.D.,” as well as its new fall series “Constantine,” “The Mysteries of Laura” and “State of Affairs.”
Unscripted series for NBC include the Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “” as well as “The ,” “Hollywood Game Night” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”
In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “TheStarring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “ with Carson Daly” and “ .” NBC Daytime’s “ ” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.
NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.