Although Arrow is no longer The CW’s best-rated TV show, by the end of season five, it remained a top-four performer in terms of both its demo ratings and total viewership. Still, the law of diminishing returns usually starts to ramp up around this time in a show’s life. Is this the beginning of the end? Will Arrow be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned.
A CW superhero adventure drama set in the DC Comics universe, Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, and Katie Cassidy. Five years after surviving a ship-wreck in the South China sea, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) returns home a changed man. Now, disguised as the Green Arrow, he’s back in Star City and bent on righting his family’s wrongs. Although Oliver has solidified his crime-fighting force, enemies from his past return to threaten it, leaving him to reconsider his relationships with his chosen family.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The fifth season of Arrow averaged a 0.62 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.755 million total viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Arrow TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season on The CW?