The Castle series ran for eight seasons and performed very well for ABC in the ratings. Nathan Fillion’s current series, The Rookie, isn’t a big hit but has already had a longer run than most shows. Will it outlast Castle? Will The Rookie be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A police drama series, The Rookie TV show stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr., Melissa O’Neil, and Eric Winter. The series follows the experiences of John Nolan (Fillion), a middle-aged divorced man from Pennsylvania. He owns a construction company but decides to give up his old life to pursue a new career as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He graduates from the Police Academy and becomes the oldest rookie on the force. He works with Sergeant Wade Grey (Jones), training officers Angela Lopez (Diaz) and Tim Bradford (Winter), and fellow rookies Jackson West (Makin Jr.) and Lucy Chen (O’Neil). As season three begins, John nears the end of his training and must come to terms with the choices he made in pursuit of the truth.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season two of The Rookie on ABC averaged a 0.64 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.32 million 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 Rookie TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
*5/14/21 update: The Rookie has been renewed for a fourth season on ABC.
I loved Seasons 1 and 2. I am now watching Season 3 and I absolutely HATE it to the point that me and my son are thinking of dropping it and not even watching it. The writers have taken on every single Social Justice thing there is and it is ruining the show!! I just wanted to watch Nathan Fillion. We love him as an actor, but, the writing for this season really sucks!
I have enjoyed the Rookie from the beginning. As others have said the show has slipped. Why can’t it just be a good police show. The last show I watched again brought up race and bad police. I wish this would stop. How about bringing up that the bad guys would stop robbing, carrying guns, resisting arrest, etc. This last show was the start of an undercover assignment which could be great. Nolan’s teacher should be written out of the show, brings nothing but hate.
The Rookie for me is a very likeable show. At times it could be better written and have a better plots but overall it is a good show to watch. I wished abc would put worth a better effort into this show cause I can’t not take another reality show. And when we finally get a show to watch it seems like it goes to **** by the 3rd season. Come on abc and put a fight against these reality shows.
Turned into a woke fest stopped watching on episode 3, it was such a good series Fillon is such a great comedy/serious guy. This show has lost it’s way I hope it can find it again for season 4 if it even makes it that far.
The first season was good, the second was fair but kept losing the plot regularly. This third season has definitely gone off the rails. The writing is mostly bad, the acting has gotten worse (you can see the actors have trouble identifying with the characters now). It’s become painful to watch. I’ve stopped watching regularly.
The Rookies is a good show. It contains humor, cop chases, and lots of action. I didn’t like Nathan Fillion in Castle and was surprised at how much more I like him in this show. It shows you what it’s like to be a cop who walks a beat, from their perspective, and from the public’s. I dislike it’s time slot. It’s my impression that some higher up at the network doesn’t think a show will succeed and to make sure it doesn’t, he puts it on at 9 or 10 pm on a Sunday to make sure it gets… Read more »
What a shame that they ruined The Rookie this season. It used to be one of my favorites, no it is unwatchable.
This show is on Sunday which is a horrible time. It’ on a few weeks then repeats on then repeats. It need more consistency. It’s a good show, give it a chance
The rookie is one of the best cop shows on TV