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.
Debuting on October 10th, Arrow garnered a whopping 1.3 rating in the demographic and 3.55 million viewers. It was the biggest premiere on the small network in years.
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.”
I really didn’t have much hope for this show. I was a Smallville fan and thought that CW made a mistake in not using Justin Hartley for the role. Now that I’ve watched every episode so far I can say that they made a very good move in casting Amell. Blows Hartley away and Katie Cassidy is so hot I love watching her in this show. I hope this show gets picked up for another season as I am totally invested in it.
Loved Green Arrow comics as a kid. The version put together by the writers is quite good. The characters/actors are all likeable. I DVR everything except sports. G. A. is moving to the top of my must watch list. Hope you make it to 100.
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Arrow rocks! It remonds me of the heroes shows I used to watch when I was little but this one is sexier !
Fun show. And Stephen Amell is super hot! Now I can look at him 9 times longer.