Rookie Blue beats Due South?
Global says its cop drama has surpassed the '90s CTV classic for average weekly viewers.
The latest record breaker: Rookie Blue is not only the most-watched Canadian TV show this year, it’s also the highest-rated Canadian TV show in two decades, besting CTV’s ’90s police drama Due South, according to Global Television.
Averaging 1.8 million viewers each week, Global Television said Rookie Blue has now surpassed Due South‘s inaugural season in 1994, which averaged 1.7 million viewers.
Rookie Blue, which is shot in Toronto, debuted on June 24 on Global Television and immediately drew around two million viewers here. It has since won 10 of the last 11 weeks in its competitive Thursday night 9 p.m. time slot, the broadcaster said.
The show is also running on ABC in the US, where it has found similar audience success this summer in the time slot usually belonging to Grey’s Anatomy.
ABC and Global Television have ordered a second season of the cop drama.