“The Rookie” 2023 Winter Premiere Was The Largest Viewership Since 2020

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ABC’s “The Rookie” entered 2023 in the biggest way possible and we’re so proud of the cast and crew!!

“The Rookie” Season 5 winter premiere was the highest rated episode the show has seen since 2020!

The winter premiere was titled “The List”!


“Detective Nyla Harper and James find themselves in the middle of a bank robbery which leads the entire team on a citywide manhunt; Tim and Lucy go on their first date.”

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 the shows highest demo number since May 9, 2021. Per TVLine! The publication gave the episode an “A”!

Congratulations to the cast and crew.

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Mekia Cox, Shawn Ashmore, and Tru Valentino. Lisseth Chavez recurs. John Nolan (Fillion) is a middle-aged divorced man from Pennsylvania who owns a construction company. He decides to give up his old life to pursue a new career as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He graduates from the Police Academy, is the oldest rookie on the force, and eventually becomes a training officer. He works with Sergeant Wade Grey (Jones), Detective Angela Lopez (Diaz), training officers Nyla Harper (Cox) and Tim Bradford (Winter), fellow rookie Lucy Chen (O’Neil), and the station’s newest rookie, Aaron Thorsen (Valentino).

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