NBC's Spanish adaptation is a hit with US viewers
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 29 September 2014
NBC's The Mysteries of Laura keeps captivating the American audience during its second week on air, after hitting 10.4 million viewers on its premiere night. The adaptation of Boomerang TV's format scored 9.9 million and led the prime time slot during its second episode.
The Mysteries of Laura seems to be finding stability in the 8pm slot, becoming the first Spanish format to achieve such success with the American audience.
With an average 9.9 million viewers and peaks of 10.2 million during the last part of the episode, the NBC version is due to be broadcast in other countries such as Spain, where it will be aired on Cosmopolitan TV from October.
Boomerang TV's format has been adapted to the US audience by NBC Universal and Warner Bros TV. Starring Debra Messing, Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Laz Alonso (Avatar) and Janina Gavankar (True Blood), the series is directed by Joseph McGinty, following a plot rewritten by Jeff Rake.
In addition to the US, the Boomerang format, originally broadcast on Spanish TV, has been adapted for the Netherlands, Italy and Russia. The original version has been aired in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Dominican Republic.