Nathan Fillion has been known to say that all of his TV series get cancelled, but the last one to meet that fate, Castle, ran for eight seasons on ABC before its awkward cancellation. Now Firefly‘s Cap’n Tightpants is back in a whole new uniform, in The Rookie TV show. Can the first season pass the muster that is the Nielsen ratings? Will The Rookie be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC comedy-drama, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O’Neil, Afton Williamson, and Eric Winter. The story centers on John Nolan (Fillion), a small-town guy who, after a life-changing experience, decides to pursue his dream of being an LAPD officer. Now he’s the oldest rookie on the force, and the brass thinks he’s just having a midlife crisis. He’s got to keep up with his younger co-workers (not to mention young criminals) or he’ll risk lives. Maybe though, he can use the experience he’s gained with age, and the determination he has developed over the years, to make a real go of it. Either way, he’s got a secret weapon — his sense of humor.
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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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like The Rookie TV series? Should this ABC TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*5/10/19 update: ABC has renewed The Rookie TV show for a second season.
THE ROOKIE is the ONLY show we watch on ABC… now that THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT is cancelled…..
The Rookie is a great show….keep it going.
How has this show lasted this long given the abysmal ratings?? Is this payback for Nathan given the way his last show was cancelled?
Love the ROOKIE. Please bring them all back, especially Nathon Fillion. Big fan of his work. Saw him grow up on soap opera (One life to live ) and actually met him in person. Nicest young man ever. Will continue to watch his shows. Thank you
I like it so far!
Great show normally don’t watch tv series
I love this show!!! It is one of the two shows I never miss and I hardly watch TV. Please don’t cancel it
I loved the Rookie, and I watched Nathan for all 8 seasons on Castle. I watched every episode of the Rookie and i
sure hope it returns next year.
I absolutely love the show! Great mix of characters and Nathan is great! I loved castle too! Hope the show runs for a long time
Really like The Rookie. Should definitely bring it back.
I LOVE the rookie. I like Nathan’s character. He’s funny, compassionate, and so on. I also like all the other characters in the show. They work well together. I really look forward to the next episode. My husband also likes the show.
Please don’t cancel. I would extremely disappointed if is canceled.
Its the best show it should definitely not be canceled
Yes please…. Id love to see The Rookies graduate and find out what happened to the T/O that passed out.