The CW has got to be feeling good about plans to merge all four of its DC Comics-inspired shows this fall. The four-part crossover kicked off Monday night to season highs for Supergirl.
In its first season on the network, Supergirl rose two-tenths of a point in the key demo to an average 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That matches its premiere high. Among total viewers, the episode ranks as its most-watched on the CW with 3.5 million viewers. The network will try to repeat that live-plus-same day success with episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. (Lead-out Jane the Virgin was modestly improved with an average 0.5 rating in the key demo.)
Source and more: THR
SUPERGIRL FLIES HIGH AS #DCWEEK KICKS OFF ON THE CW, DELIVERING THE NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED MONDAY IN ALMOST SEVEN YEARS
The Four Night DC Crossover Event Starts Strong with “Supergirl” Soaring to its Most Watched Episode of the Season and Matching Season Highs in Adult Demos
“Jane The Virgin” Also Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Adults
November 29, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – With SUPERGIRL kicking off The CW’s Heroes vs. Villains four-night DC crossover event, The CW had its most watched Monday night (2.37M) in nearly seven years (1/18/10), according to preliminary fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research for November 28, 2016.
SUPERGIRL had its most watched (3.5M) episode of the season, and it was The CW’s most watched telecast of any series thus far this season. SUPERGIRL matched its season premiere ratings in both adults 18-34 (0.9/4) and adults 18-49 (1.1/4).
SUPERGIRL was #2 in the 8-9pm hour in adults 18-34, and matched Fox in adults 18-49.
Last night’s SUPERGIRL was The CW’s most watched show in its Monday 8-9pm time period in more than eight years (9/15/08).
Last night was The CW’s highest rated Monday night in more than five years in adults 18-49 (0.8/3 since 10/3/11) and in four years in adults 18-34 (0.7/3 on 12/17/12). It was the network’s highest rated Monday night in men 18-49 (0.9/3) in more than eight years (10/20/08).
At 9-10pm, JANE THE VIRGIN also had its most watched (1.24M) and highest rated (0.5/2 in adults 18-34, 0.5/2 in adults 18-49) episode of the season. It was the most watched episode of JANE THE VIRGIN since the season one finale on 5/11/15.
This season JANE THE VIRGIN doubles or nearly doubles its ratings when Live + 7 Day delayed viewing is added in to its L+SD totals, rising by 110% in adults 18-34, +95% in adults 18-49, and +76% in total viewers. SUPERGIRL sees significant time shifting as well, gaining +58% in total viewers, +63% in adults 18-34 and +68% in adults 18-49. (The CW | John)
While Supergirl hasn’t yet secured a third season renewal from The CW, the crossover ratings boost wont do any harm to its survival chances.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Supergirl Season 3…