ABC is sticking with The Rookie. Today, the network announced they’ve given a full season order to the Nathan Fillion TV show.
The drama series stars Fillion as John Nolan, a small-town guy who, after a life-changing experience, decides to pursue his dream of being an LAPD officer. The cast also includes Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O’Neil, Afton Williamson, and Eric Winter.
ABC has ordered seven more episodes of The Rookie, bringing the season one total to 20. Ratings for the series have been consistent since it debuted in October. So far, the show is averaging a .88 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.832 million viewers.
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“The Rookie” has been given a full-season order, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment,
Starring Nathan Fillion, ABC’s “The Rookie” is improving Tuesday’s 10 o’clock hour by strong margins, growing the time period over the same point last season by 84% in Total Viewers (8.3 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 36% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/7 vs. 1.1/4). Based on Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day ratings for the show’s debut telecast, “The Rookie” drew an average audience of 9.7 million viewers and a 1.8/8 in Adults 18-49 after 7 days of delayed viewing, standing as ABC’s top series debut in Tuesday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in more than 7 ½ years – since 3/29/11.
“The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
“The Rookie” is a co-production between Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios. Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg and Bill Norcross are executive producers on the series.
“The Rookie” airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network.
What do you think? Are you watching The Rookie? Do you want a second season?