Ratings: The Rookie Hits 2-1/2 Year High in Viewers; ABC's Will Trent Opens Well

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ABC’s The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds both saw significant gains with their new, Tuesday team-up, while CBS’ FBI copped the night’s biggest audience.

ABC | The Rookie drew 4.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (per Nielsen finals), surging to its largest audience audience since May 3, 2020 (!) and its highest demo number since May 9, 2021. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A,” read recap. Feds in turn rose to series highs of 3.8 mil/0.4. Closing out ABC’s night, the Will Trent premiere (3.6 mil/0.4) exceeded anything Feds had done in the time slot; grade its premiere down below!

CBS | FBI (7.6 mil/0.6) returned from the holiday break up both in viewers and in the demo. International (5.5 mil/0.4) and Most Wanted (4.4 mil/0.3) each lost a few viewers, with the latter also ticking down in the demo.

FOX | The Resident (2.5 mil/0.3) dipped ahead of next week’s double-episode finale.

NBC | AGT: All-Stars (3.4 mil/0.5) was down from Monday’s premiere (5.1 mil/0.6); New Amsterdam (2.37 mil/0.3) dipped to a series low in audience.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.