First of all, it's worth mentioning that The Rookie drew enough viewing audience during its premiere, 5.43 million viewers with a 1.0/5 key demo/share among adults (P18-49). The further episodes of the 1st season have garnered not less than 3.5 million viewers each. Talking about the total quantity of viewers, including DVR, we have a figure close to ten million viewers (9.68). Though the numbers don't look impressive, the viewership of the series is more than enough for a decision on renewal.
The Rookie Season 1 has been positively met by the most of critics, while among the viewers the show has received the universal acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 1st installment of the police procedural dramedy holds a score of 6.33/10 with a 68% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have rated the debut season of the show at 4.5/5, providing a 92% rating. On Metacritic, we see almost the same figures, 64/100 and 7.5/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, The Rookie keeps steady ratings, 8.0/10 based on over 8,200 votes.
The Rookie is unique among all other shows of such a genre. However, also worth noting that the reviews, which the show has received from critics and viewers were quite ambivalent. In our opinion, The Rookie is a kind of police procedural which is worth watching.
Summing up, given the positive statistics presented above, we tend to believe that the management of ABC won't think so long on the subject of renewal and is already about to pick up The Rookie for its 2nd installment. As mentioned above, in any case, we will have to wait for the official announcement. As soon as ABC confirms the renewal, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
The Rookie Summary
The story revolves around John Nolan, a 40-year-old just divorced man, who moves to LA in a hope of becoming a police officer. John formerly managed a construction company. He also has a son. Yet once he assisted the police during a bank robbery, whereupon he opted to try his hand in a new area. As expected, John was the oldest graduate in the police academy, and as a result, he is now the oldest rookie in the LAPD. Yet in spite of his age, John Nolan will have to face many challenges each cop passes through when takes in charge.
The Rookie premiered on October 16, 2018, on ABC. The police procedural series is created by ABC Studios and Entertainment One, and executive produced by Alexi Hawley.