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How 'Blindspot' clinched an early Season 2 order from NBC

How 'Blindspot' clinched an early Season 2 order from NBC
NBC has ordered a second season of "Blindspot," starring Jaimie Alexander, left, and Sullivan Stapleton. (Virginia Sherwood / NBC)

Some new shows are still waiting to hear their fates for the rest of Season 1, but NBC's thriller "Blindspot" is way ahead: On Monday, the show got a very early order for a second season.

"Blindspot" stars Jaimie Alexander as a mysterious woman who is found with her body covered in tattoos, each of which offers a clue to a crime. Sullivan Stapleton plays the FBI agent investigating the case.

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Typically, networks hold their cards close to their vests about an upcoming season. But NBC executives have seen their own clues, leading them to believe that more "Blindspot" would be a safe bet.

Those clues reside in the Nielsen data. "Blindspot" is averaging 9.3 million total viewers on the nights episodes are first telecast, for a decent if not spectacular broadcast audience. However, it is one of the most popular shows to watch later on DVR and set-top boxes. In fact, the series gets more than one-third of its total audience that way.

Add up viewing over the course of a week, and "Blindspot" has averaged 15.1 million total viewers -- a hit in anyone's book this days. Maybe NBC's move isn't as mysterious as it first looks.

What do you think of "Blindspot"?

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