ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 3/2/16; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, October 2014) NBC has given a full-season 22-episode order to its 8 p.m. Wednesday drama "The Mysteries of Laura." Emmy Award winner Debra Messing stars as NYPD homicide Det. Laura Diamond, who manages to balance her time between being a police officer and that of a harried mom with two unruly young boys. "Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We can't wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season." Through its first six telecasts, "The Mysteries of Laura" has averaged a 1.8 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall in "most current" figures from Nielsen Media Research. In "live plus same day" results, "The Mysteries of Laura" has improved the Wednesday 8-9 p.m. ET/PT hour by +58% or 3.3 million persons versus NBC's results in the hour one year earlier. "The Mysteries of Laura" is the only new drama on the Big 4 networks so far this season to remain with 0.2 of a rating point in 18-49 of its regular-slot debut through its next four telecasts in L+SD results.