ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fifth of 22 episodes) on 5/11/17
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, February 2015) NBC has announced it's renewing dramas "The Blacklist" (season 3), "Chicago Fire" (season 4), "Chicago P.D." (season 3), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (season 17) and "Grimm" (season 5) for the 2015-16 season. "The Blacklist," which is moving to its new 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot this week, is averaging a 5.1 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 17.4 million viewers so far this season, according to "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. Boosted by its Feb. 2 post-Super Bowl telecast, "Blacklist" currently ranks #2 among Big 4 entertainment program this season in adults 18-49 behind only CBS's "Big Bang Theory" and is the #4 entertainment series in total viewers. "The Blacklist" delivers the biggest average increase in television of time-shifted viewers going from next-day "live plus same day" ratings to "live plus seven day" results, increasing by 6.3 million viewers. "The Blacklist" stars Emmy Award winner James Spader as ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, formerly one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime" and now the FBI work for him as he identifies a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) continues to work as his partner. "The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno.