The FBI’s oldest rookie will stay on the case for a while.
ABC has completed its first full season – Show of the Year Rookie: FBI, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the aforementioned new FBI agent. The network has given the show an old-fashioned post-nine order, bringing the season’s total to 18 episodes.
A spinoff of The Rookie, now in its fifth season, Feds was introduced in the previous episode of last season’s show before getting a spot on ABC’s fall show. So far, the show has had a modest run on the air, averaging just under 2 million viewers that night. However, it drew more viewers after it aired – after a week of delayed viewing, viewership doubled to 3. 96 millions of viewers.
September 27 premiere also added around 2 million viewers through streaming, gaining For seven days, the multi-platform audience was about 6.4 million viewers. Adult first episode ratings 18-49 increased nearly fivefold (0.18 to 1. ) on all platforms after a week.
Rookie: The FBI is one of two scripted series ABC has debuted this fall. Another, Alaska Daily , also gained big audiences from streaming and other delayed viewings, but no word yet on whether the drama led by Hilary Swank will also extend its run news.
Feds is the fifth first-year show on the broadcast network to receive additional episodes, joining NBC’s Quantum Leap and CBS Trio East NY, Fire Nation and So help me Todd .
In addition to Nash-Betts, the show also stars Frankie R. Faison, James Lesure, Britt Robertson, Felix Solis and Kevin Zegers. Rookie’s Alexis Hawley and Terrence Paul Winter co-created and co-hosted the spinoff people. They joined Mark Gordon, Nash Bates, Rookie stars Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Knok Ross, Corey Miller, Michael Goy and Bibi Dunn executive produce. Entertainment One and ABC Signature produced the series, with eOne as lead studio and international release The Rookie: Feds.