While the freshman season of the Quantico TV show started out strong for ABC, it fell throughout that first year. The second year saw it sink even further, but the Alphabet Network’s scheduling woes (and overall programming problems) didn’t help. Still it wasn’t cancelled, probably thanks to streaming and overseas deals. Now it’s back for a third season after a three year time jump in the narrative. Is the storyline better for that shakeup? Will Quantico be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC terrorism drama, season three of Quantico stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, Alan Powell, Marlee Matlin, and Blair Underwood. Alex left the CIA behind for three years of peaceful anonymity in Italy. Now, though, Ryan (McLaughlin) convinces her to help save Shelby (Braddy) from a notorious international arms dealer known only as The Widow. They draft Harry (Tovey) and Owen (Underwood) to their cause. Owen tags in Jocelyn Turner (Matlin), who has history with The Widow. Together, they form a whole, new black-ops force.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The second season of Quantico averaged a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.792 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Quantico TV series? Should this ABC TV show be cancelled or renewed for season four?