The network orders a full season of Friday Night Lights.
NBC has given a full-season order for 2006-07 to its critically hailed freshman drama Friday Night Lights (Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET), it was announced Monday.
“We’re proud to reward an authentic, poignant series like Friday Night Lights with a full-season order, demonstrating our confidence in its appeal and quality,” said Kevin Reilly, president, NBC Entertainment. “Television critics and devoted fans have supported the show with well-deserved praise for the executive producers, writers and exceptionally talented cast.”
Friday Night Lights is averaging a 2.7 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers overall with Tuesday originals through Nov. 5. The drama delivered 18-49 increases from its first half-hour to its second with each of its first five Tuesday telecasts. On a special Monday, Oct. 30 telecast, Friday Night Lights won its time period among adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 18-49.