ABC Renew/Cancel Week 8: The Rookie Returns as a Favorite for Renewal

The ABC renew/cancel is back to predict the ABC scripted lineup, with The Rookie being the first scripted show to air an episode in 2021. Keep reading to see where this veteran series will be placed to start off the season!

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:

Leans Cancellation:
For Life (0.4, 0.3-0.5)

Leans Renewal:
Big Sky (0.7, 0.6-0.7)

Likely Renewal:
American Housewife (0.6, 0.6-0.6)
The Conners (0.7, 0.6-0.9)
The Good Doctor (0.6, 0.6-0.7)
Grey's Anatomy (1.2, 1.2-1.3)
A Million Little Things (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
The Rookie (0.5)

Certain Renewal:
Blackish (0.5, 0.4-0.6)
The Goldbergs (0.7, 0.7-0.8)
Station 19 (1.0, 0.8-1.2)

Coming Soon:
Call Your Mother
Women of the Movement  

The Rookie: 0.5 is not a massive number, that's for sure. In fact, it's a bit below the league average, which isn't usually how you want a show to be rating, especially on premiere night. However, The Rookie's 0.5 debut last night is certainly not weak. It grew from the 0.4 for its lead-in, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and tied 8 PM series Supermarket Sweep. Its timeslot is one of the worst on TV, with many shows dying in the Sunday at 10 slot due to abysmal ratings. Fall timeslot occupant Card Sharks never went above a 0.45, even with a stronger Millionaire lead-in than Rookie had. It's hard to imagine ABC letting The Rookie go this season. It's the only thing that they've found that has worked in this slot in many years. It's a LIKELY RENEWAL.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and don't forget to vote in the poll of the week!

Where would you place The Rookie?
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Likely Renewal
Leans Renewal
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Likely Cancellation
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