The Ratings Are in for Supergirl's CW Debut

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 7:29PM
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 7:29PM
The Ratings Are in for Supergirl's CW Debut
With Supergirl moving from CBS to the CW for its second season, some fans were worried the show's audience wouldn't follow it. Well, it turns out there's nothing to worry about because the ratings are in for the show's CW debut, and Supergirl is certainly flying high.

Supergirl's season premiere scored a 1.1 rating and 3.02 million viewers - which are some great numbers. To put it into perspective, Arrow managed only an 0.7 rating and 1.89 million viewers for its season 5 premiere. Those ratings for Supergirl, while down compared to the numbers the show had on powerhouse network CBS, are great for the CW; even better than what the Emmy-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend scored in the same time slot for the network last year.

The real test for Supergirl will be its staying power in the weeks to come. The premiere's numbers may have been inflated due to the show's version of Superman making his debut in the episode, and given that he's probably the most popular comic book character of all-time, it seems likely that some viewers tuned in to see this newest incarnation of him (and see if he's better than the Superman currently in the movies). But at the same time, Supergirl has a lot of loyal fans and solid reviews of its own, so we don't expect to see too much of a drop off. In fact, we're confident she'll fit in just fine with the rest of her new DC family.

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Via: Collider.
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