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‘The Night Shift’ continues its ratings growth; pulls in 6.2 million viewers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two months into season three New Mexico filmed TV drama “The Night Shift” continues to grow.

And it’s helping give NBC a win on Wednesday nights.

The eighth episode — which aired on Wednesday, July 13 — pulled in a season high of 6.28 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

The show also pulled in a 1.3 in the 18-49 demographic, a key group for TV shows. It held onto many of the viewers from its lead-in “America’s Got Talent.”

“The Night Shift,” follows the emergency medical team — some of whom served in Afghanistan — working the night shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.

Though the series takes place in Texas, production is housed at Albuquerque Studios.

The series stars Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, JR Lemon, Robert Bailey Jr. and Scott Wolf. The third season had added Jennifer Beals and Tanaya Beatty.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the third season has employed about 130 New Mexico crew members and about 500 New Mexico background talent per episode.

According to Nielsen, the TV drama has maintained a top 15 standing on Wednesday nights since its premiere on June 1.

Over the course of the eight episodes, the series is averaging just under 5 million viewers.