ABC Gives Back Order To THE ROOKIE Starring Nathan Fillion

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The Rookie, ABC’s new procedural meets comedy drama starring Nathan Fillion has gotten a back order extending the show’s season one episode count.

The Rookie has not been a breakout but it has improved ABC’s severely ratings-challenged Tuesday’s 10 PM slot, especially in total viewers where it is up 84% (8.3 million vs. 4.5 million) versus last fall in most current numbers. In adults 18-49, the improvement is 36% (1.5 rating vs. 1.1). In Live+7 Day ratings for the premiere, The Rookie drew an average audience of 9.7 million viewers and a 1.8 in adults 18-49 to rank as ABC’s top series debut in the Tuesday’s 10 PM hour in more than 7 1/2 years.

The Rookie stars Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Capt. Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

What do you think of the new Nathan Fillion vehicle?

SOURCE: Deadline.com