After you saw the ratings for the first two episodes of “Arrow,” you had to know that this was coming. In a statement on Monday, The CW has announced that they have picked up an additional nine episodes of their freshman superhero series starring Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy, and with that, the show will now have a full 22-episode season.
Just how successful has “Arrow” been so far? Let’s put it in terms of milestones. With a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic earlier this month, this was the network’s highest-rated series premiere since “Nikita” back in 2010. Meanwhile, it also happened to be the network’s most-watched episode of any show in three years. This is especially great news when you consider that the Green Arrow is hardly a superhero on the same level of celebrity as a Batman or a Spider-Man, and this may be what so many people found to be appealing.
“Arrow” may have lost some viewers in the demo upon its second episode airing, but what probably sparked this renewal was the fact that it kept all of its 1.3 rating. The show was the highest-rated on the network’s entire roster last week, and as the positive reviews keep pouring in for what is the strongest show that the network currently has going, we have a feeling that the high performance is only going to continue moving forward. These high ratings have also helped “Supernatural” rise above a 1.0 rating for pretty much the first time since it was being “Smallville” on Friday nights.
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