Ratings: The Rookie Ticks Up With Finale, as Future Remains TBA

Rookie Renewed or Cancelled

Enjoying a stronger lead-in this Tuesday, ABC’s on-the-bubble The Rookie closed its freshman run with 4.1 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating (per finals), adding a few eyeballs while ticking up from last week’s demo low. TVLine readers gave the finale as well as Season 1 an average grade of “A-.”

Of ABC’s Tuesday sitcoms, American Housewife (3.9 mil/0.8) and black-ish (3.5 mil/0.8) ticked up, The Kids Are Alright (3.1 mil/0.6) was steady amd Bless This Mess (4.7 mil/0.9) premiered well above time slot predecessor Splitting Up Together‘s Season 2 average (2.8 mil/0.7). In fact, Bless This Mess delivered the time slot’s biggest audience of the TV season and its best rating since Oct. 30.


CBS | NCIS (11.9 mil/1.1) dipped to match its demo low, FBI (8.8 mil/0.9) was steady after a week off and New Orleans (6.5 mil/0.7) improved on last week’s demo low.

NBC | The Voice (7.2 mil/1.0, read recap), The Village (3.8 mil/0.6) and New Amsterdam (4.5 mil/0.6) all ticked down to season lows.

THE CW | With MLB preemptions factored out, The Flash (1.3 mil/0.5, read recap) and Roswell NM (920K mil/0.2) were both steady in the demo, though the former hit an audience low.

FOX | MasterChef Junior (2.5 mil/0.7) and Mental Samurai (1.7 mil/0.5) were steady as ever.

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