It took exactly one airing, plus a wave of rave reviews, for Showtime to decide that one season of Edie Falco’s “Nurse Jackie” just wouldn’t be enough.
Showtime ordered up a second 13-episode season for the medical comedy (dark comedy) after seeing the overnight ratings from Monday (June 8) night’s premiere.
The first airing of “Nurse Jackie” drew an estimated 1 million viewers and added another 350,000 in its same-night repeat airing. This made “Nurse Jackie” the most-watched series premiere in Showtime history, or at least since Nielsen changed the way it measured the premium network’s audience back in 2004, according to TV Week.
Check out HitFix’s “Nurse Jackie” review.
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