Netflix has acquired streaming rights to NBC crime drama (from Sony Pictures Television) The Blacklist for $2 million per episode. The $2 million price tag will be the largest per episode fee paid by a subscription based video on demand company for a television show. While Netflix is the first to get streaming privileges Sony will also be selling the drama to broadcast and cable networks for syndication. Not bad for a freshman drama.
The Blacklist returns for its second season on Sept. 22.