January 30, 2009 at 04:09 PM EST

NBC ordered 12 more episodes of the Howie Mandel prank show Howie Do It, Variety reports. After three weeks, the show has averaged 6.5 million viewers in the Friday 8 p.m. slot and a 1.8 rating/6 share in adults 18-49. That’s a 64 percent increase over previous NBC shows in that slot, which have included America’s Toughest Jobs and Crusoe.

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