Netflix Nabs 'The Blacklist' for $2 Million per Episode


Netflix Nabs 'The Blacklist' for $2 Million per Episode


The streaming service has scored the rights to NBC's hit drama series in a lucrative deal.

Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to "The Blacklist" in a hefty price. Reports say the giant streaming service pays $2 million per episode of the drama starring three-time Emmy-winning actor James Spader. The first season of the show will debut on Netflix September 7.

The $2 million per-episode fee is believed to be the biggest sum paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. Netflix previously paid $1.35 million per episode for "The Walking Dead".

"The Blacklist" was a breakout hit on NBC when it debuted last fall, becoming the No. 1 drama in the 18-49 demo in broadcast television last season. The procedural series will return with its second season Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M., following "The Voice" premiere. The network has announced that it will air an episode of the show in the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot in 2015.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'Going Into Hiding' as She and Jay-Z Are 'Signatures Away From a Divorce'
  2. Report: Michael Strahan Begging to Return to 'Live! with Kelly' After Feud With 'GMA' Co-Host
  3. Beyonce's Ex Manager Reveals How the Singer Is Trying to Save Her Marriage to Jay-Z
  4. Kylie Jenner Goes Makeup Free During a Day Out With Tyga
  5. Madonna's Malawi Twins' Father Says He Didn't Realize the Adoption Was Permanent
  6. Stella Maxwell Shows Off Her Pert Derriere in Cheeky Hotpants
  7. Brad Pitt Acknowledges Angelina Jolie's 'Crush' on Jared Leto
  8. Angelina Jolie Finally Breaks Silence on Brad Pitt Split: We Will Always Be a Family
  9. Portia de Rossi 'Livid' Over Ellen DeGeneres Putting Their House on Sale
  10. Kourtney Kardashian Hugs Mystery Man as Scott Disick Remains MIA

CELEBS PHOTO