Rookie Blue: New ABC Cop Show; Cancel or Keep It?

Rookie BlueABC recently premiered a new police series for the summer months called Rookie Blue. Many have compared it in concept to Southland on NBC (and now TNT). Will this one stick around long enough to see season two?

Rookie Blue revolves around five rookie cops who are plunged into world of big city policing. The ensemble cast of the drama includes Missy Peregrym (Reaper), Gregory Smith (Everwood), Eric Johnson (Flash Gordon), Ben Bass, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne, Charlotte Sullivan, Matt Gordon, Noam Jenkins, and Melanie Nicholls-King.

The TV show debuted on June 24th to a 1.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 7.24 million viewers. In the regular season, those numbers wouldn’t be cause for celebration but, in the summer months, they’re quite respectable. For the timeslot, the premiere ranked second in the demo and first in total viewers.

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In week two, Rookie Blue bucked the usual trend and didn’t lose many viewers. The second episode brought in a 1.8 rating and 6.78 million viewers. If the series can sustain these numbers throughout its 13 episode season, it’s a good candidate for renewal and for returning next summer.

Also in its favor, Rookie Blue is produced in Canada through a joint venture between Canwest Broadcasting and ABC. That means it’s not costing the network as much as other scripted dramas.

What do you think? Is Rookie Blue worth watching? Would you like to see it return for season two or would you rather see it canceled?

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  1. Nathan says

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!! So much better than most of the other new pilots starting this Fall, why are they not bringing it back until next summer? Should be in Fall line up!

  2. viki says

    I love this show!!!! this is one of the best shows i ever liked so much! so please dont take to long on the 2nd. will be waiting,will check for new on it everyday… thank u so much

  3. Anonymous says

    Because of the fire in San Bruno last night the season finale was not shown. I’m so disappointed. Is there someway to see the finale????

  4. Elaine says

    This is one of the best shows in a long time. When I saw that it was 2 hour season finale last night I thought..oh no it’s done. I am so glad to hear it’s been renewed.

  5. cathy says

    I love this show and i do hope it comes back next season or a reglar season show they should pick it up now before people forget about it, next summer is too long to wait!

  6. Lisa says

    Love it I am with Judy Leaf don’t take so long to come back me and my daughter loved it dissappointed that its already over for the season…

  7. says

    I love this show please dont take so long to come back on.This show has a lot of feeling to it thanks me and my mom love it please keep everyone who plays on it

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