'Up All Night,' 'Whitney' get full seasons on NBC


NBC has picked up full seasons of its freshman comedies "Up All Night" and "Whitney."The two shows have performed reasonably well in competitive timeslots thus far this fall. "Up All Night" debuted to more than 10 million viewers behind the finale of "America's Got Talent" on Sept. 14, then has averaged about 5.7 million viewers and a 2.3 rating in among adults 18-49 in its regular 8 o'clock Wednesday home. Those aren't great numbers, but they're significantly better than what the network aired in the timeslot last season."Whitney," meanwhile, has averaged 6.1 million viewers and a 2.9 rating in the demo. Through its first two episodes it has retained about 78 percent of the 18-49 rating from its lead-in, "The Office," and 85 percent of total viewers."We made comedy an important goal for us this season, and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both 'Whitney' and 'Up All Night.'" NBC Entertainment chairman...



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