After three episodes, NBC is happy with how Revolution is doing and has decided to extend the show for a full season.
That means we’ll get 22 episodes in season one, up from the 13 initially ordered by the network.
The sci-fi series, set in a swashbuckling future world without electricity, broke recent ratings records with its premiere. The series as a whole has averaged a 3.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, and 9.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, which are pretty darn good numbers.
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said the show has exceeded expectations, and the network wants to give the writers enough lead-time to see what they can do with a few more weeks.
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” she said in a press release.
However, just because the show is doing well out of the gate, that doesn’t mean it can’t trip down the stretch. The Event and Heroes both started well and dropped quickly.