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May has come, and it's that terrifying time of year again when networks are deciding the fates of our favorite shows. Some fans get better news than others, and waiting can be positively painful. Luckily, fans of NBC's Blindspot don't need to wait any longer for news, and the news is decidedly good. The Peacock Network has officially renewed Blindspot for a Season 3.
Blindspot was one of the biggest new shows on television when it debuted back in the fall of 2015, and NBC didn't hesitate to up its episode order early on. Unfortunately, the numbers haven't been as great in Season 2. Season 1 averaged 6.92 million viewers and a respectable 1.83 in the valuable 18-49 age demographic, but Season 2 has been disappointing in comparison, averaging only 4.97 million viewers and a 1.05 in the 18-49 demo. That represents a 28% drop in viewership and a 42% drop in the key demo. Basically, a renewal was far from a sure thing for Blindspot.
The good news about the ratings is that they at least tend to be consistent for spans of episodes at a time. While they have dropped, the drops have been more or less gradual in Season 2. A consistent series may not be as ideal for any network as a series that scores huge ratings, but there are definitely advantages. The renewal (as reported by Variety) could very well be partially due to its consistency.
The show follows a mysterious woman originally known only as Jane, who can't seem to remember much about her past but whose skin is tattooed with many complex (and difficult to decipher) clues about her history and her relevance to the future. She has partnered with the FBI in figuring out who she was and stopping all manner of bad guys with a combination of her skills as a fighter and the info she can provide thanks to her tattoos and whatever memories resurface. Some big changes were made to the series when it returned for Season 2; we'll have to wait and see if what happens in the Season 2 finale means big changes in store for Season 3. Hopefully whatever happens gives a boost to the ratings.
There are still a couple of episodes left in Blindspot Season 2, so be sure to tune in on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC to see what's next for Jane and Co. Don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending.