The CW has given out a full season order to their new action TV series, Arrow. Only two episodes of Arrow have aired thus far but the network apparently feels confident that the ratings will hold.
In reality, the ratings could fall quite a bit and still out-perform most of The CW’s other shows. In that light, the full season order of 22 episodes doesn’t seem like much of a risk for the network.
Despite the fact that most new shows drop in their second week, the second episode of Arrow held strong in the demo and dropped just 14% in viewership (to 3.55 million).
Arrow star Stephen Amell tweeted the news, “Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick.”