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‘Night Shift’ debuts with nearly 8 million viewers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Looks like NBC has a hit with “The Night Shift.”

The medical TV series — which filmed at Albuquerque Studios — premiered with 7.78 million total viewers.

According to a news release from NBC, “The Night Shift” had the biggest summer drama debut since “The Philathropist” in 2009.

The series is follows the lives of ex-Army doctors who work the late night shift in the emergency room at San Antonio Medical Center.

It stars Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, Daniella Alonso, Robert Bailey Jr., Jeananne Goossen, J.R. Lemon and Freddy Rodriguez.

The series scored a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, which is a win for the network in the coveted demographic.

During the second half hour of the show, it pulled in 7.36 million wiht a 1.5 rating in the key demographic.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production employed more than 100 New Mexico crew members per week and more than 300 New Mexico actors and extras per episode.

The series is produced by executive producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, co-executive producer Carla Kettner, line producer Stewart Lyons, supervising producers Dailyn Rodriguez and Bridget Bedard, and producersJanet Lin, Matt Partney and Corey Evett.

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