ABC’s “Quantico” has become the second new series of the fall to score a full-season pickup. More or less.
The network has picked up six additional episodes of the thriller starring Priyanka Chopra, bringing its total to 19. That’s due mostly to the fact that ABC has a lot of original shows coming in the winter and spring; there’s an option to add three more hours to bring “Quantico’s” total to the standard 22.
Through three episodes, “Quantico” is averaging a 1.73 same-day rating in adults 18-49. It’s improved its Sunday-night timeslot significantly over last season as well and was a big gainer in the Live +7 ratings for premiere week. The debut episode rose from a 1.8 to a 3.4 in L+7.
“Quantico” joins NBC’s “Blindspot” in getting a full-season pickup.