‘The Blacklist’ season 2 scores coveted post-Super Bowl episode

The Blacklist logo any seasonNBC has already pulled out of their bag of tricks the show that will air after their broadcast of the Super Bowl, and it’s none other than “The Blacklist”! This news was confirmed on Sunday, with the episode airing on Sunday, February 1.

So is the James Spader – Megan Boone drama the right choice for this spot? We have to think so, given that it is already an established hit, and also a high-quality show that may be able to hold on to new viewers. However, we do have to say now that the allure of airing right after the big game may not be what it once was. Before DVRs came into existence or watching TV online, this was a great chance for a show with little exposure to get a big platform and help itself. Now, it almost doesn’t matter since there are so many options. While “Elementary” and “New Girl” / “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got huge ratings bumps thanks to airing after the big game the past two years, hardly none of those viewers stuck around for future episodes. You may as well just put a hit show on after the game and try to make as much money as you can. That seems to be NBC’s strategy here.

This is yet another twist for “The Blacklist” moving into the upcoming season, as NBC also confirmed today that starting on February 5, the show will be shifting over to Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. While there is some competition there from “Grey’s Anatomy,” we feel like that is a vulnerable spot that it could fare very well.

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