ABC has picked up freshman drama “Quantico” for a full season, the network announced Tuesday.
Season to date, the show ranks as Sunday’s number one broadcast program in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
It has also posted big gains in delayed viewing, with its debut telecast jumping by 5 million viewers and 79 percent in the key demo in live-plus-seven numbers to draw an average of 12.2 million viewers and a 3.4 rating.
“Quantico” is now the second freshman broadcast show to get picked up for a full season thus far. “Blindspot” recently got a full season order from NBC. On the other side of the coin, Fox’s “Minority Report” got its episode order cut from 13 to 10.
“Quantico” follows a diverse group of FBI recruits who have arrived at Quantico headquarters for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
The series stars Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Aunjanue Ellis and Jake McLaughlin. Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner serve as executive producers. ABC Studios produces.
“Quantico” airs Sundays at 10 p.m./9c on ABC.