Three weeks before its fourth season premiered on NBC, Good Girls became the most watched show on Netflix in the United States. That’s according to Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the week of Feb. 15-21, during which U.S. Netflix viewers watched nearly 1.08 billion minutes of the drama starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman. The show’s third season made its Netflix debut on Feb. 16.
NBC has picked up a third season of drama series Good Girls, from creator Jenna Bans. Good Girls became the first series on a Big 4 broadcast networks to land a pact under Netflix’s co-licensing model where the streaming giant pays a significant fee for distributing a show outside of North America. The pact helped Good Girls land a Season 2 renewal after a modest midseason debut on NBC last year.
NBC has firmed up its schedule for the rest of the broadcast season, setting late winter and spring premiere dates. The slate includes two new series, drama The Enemy Within and The Village, and two returning sophomores that debuted last midseason, comedy A.P. Bio and comedic drama Good Girls. Additionally, NBC has set premiere dates for reality series The Voice and World Of Dance.
NBC’s new Good Girls drew a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers at 10 p.m. That was good enough to be the top-rated scripted show of the night. It topped ABC’s The Good Doctor in the hour, with the freshman medical drama notching a series low of a 1.3 rating and 7.8 milliion viewers.
The series is about three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe, risking everything to take their power back. The cast includes Mae Whitman, Retta, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson, Lidya Jewerr, Izzy Stannard, and Zach Gilford. Kathleen Rose Perkins was originally set to star in the series, but her role will be recast.