Nathan Fillion’s ‘The Rookie’ Rises in TV Ratings

ABC tops key demo, while CBS has most total viewers

The Rookie

“The Rookie” is on the rise. The Nathan Fillion ABC drama grew its Nielsen TV rating last night, benefitting again from its “American Idol” lead-in.

Led by “60 Minutes,” CBS had the most overall audience members on Sunday, but ABC controlled the key demo. NBC again ended up in a tie with Telemundo among adults ages 18-49. Both NBC and Telemundo are owned by NBCUniversal, which is under the Comcast umbrella.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “American Idol” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. put up a 1.3/7 and 7.2 million viewers. At 10, “The Rookie” received a 0.8/4 and 5.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.6/3 and first in viewers with 6.8 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” drew a 0.8/5 and 9.3 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 had a 0.5/3 and 5.9 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” got a 0.6/3 and 6.4 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.5/3 and 5.7 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.5/3 and fourth in viewers with 1.7 million. Following repeats, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.5/3 and 1.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Duncanville” got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 9 received a 0.5/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9:30, “Family Guy” finished primetime off with a 0.5/3 and 1.5 million viewers.

NBC and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. NBC was third in total viewers with 2.3 million, Telemundo was fourth with 1.13 million.

For NBC, following a rerun, “Little Big Shots” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” got a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 received a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.06 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 713,000. “Batwoman” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 774,000 viewers. At 9, “Supergirl” got a 0.2/1 and 676,000 viewers.