Global, a Canadian TV network, announced yesterday that its original series Rookie Blue has always maintained an average of 1.8 million viewers each week in Canada. Thus, Rookie Blue surpasses Due South's first season, which was aired on the TV network CTV, average which was at 1.7 million viewers each week. Moreover, production on the second season is underway in Toronto until January 21, 2011.
In addition to being the "most watched new Canadian series in two decades", this show created by Tassie Cameron, Morwyn Brebner and Ellen Vanstone has become the most watched Canadian program of the 2009-2010 broadcast year. Besides, since this Canadian show is also aired in the USA on ABC, a TV network, Rookie Blue grabbed the attention of 8.5 million viewers in North America.
The show is about five rookie police officers (Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne and Charlotte Sullivan) from a generic city that epically fails to pass off as an American city. These officers feel that each day on the job is like a first day for them. At the end of the day, they will either succeed or fail. Despite the failures they might get, they still want to be police officers.
The show also stars Ben Bass, Eric Johnson, Matt Gordon, Noam Jenkins, Melanie Nicholls-King and Lyriq Bent.
Finally, there's a two-hour finale waiting for us tonight at 9 PM on Global and ABC.