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NBC Pulls ‘Blindspot’ From Schedule During May Sweeps

Drama will be absent from tonight’s 8 p.m. slot

NBC’s “Blindspot” has been removed from the network’s lineup during May sweeps, TheWrap has confirmed via a spokesperson for NBC.

A new episode of “The Blacklist” will replace “Blindspot” in tonight’s 8/7c time slot. Another new episode of the James Spader drama will air an hour later at 9/8c, its usual time slot. “Blindspot” will be absent for the whole May sweeps period from April 25 to May 22, and will return to finish the final two episodes of its fourth season on May 24 and May 31.

“Blacklist” will continue to air in the 8 p.m. slot for its last three episodes, finishing its sixth season on May 17. Beginning May 3, “Dateline” will take over the 9 p.m. slot with a two-hour window ending at 11 p.m.

“Blindspot” is averaging a 0.8 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.

The drama is currently on the bubble, meaning it has not yet been renewed for a fifth season. The Martin Greo-created series has been airing since 2015. It’s produced by Warner Bros. TV and stars Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, and Rob Brown. The series follows Jane Doe (Alexander), a woman found in Times Square with no memory of who she is and mysterious tattoos on her body.