Ryan’s time in Gotham won’t continue into the 2022-23 television season. The CW has cancelled the Batwoman TV show so viewers won’t be getting a fourth year. Season three finished airing in March.
A superhero drama series, Batwoman TV show Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Victoria Cartagena, Robin Givens, and Nick Creegan. The show is based on the DC Comics character and initially revolved around Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a strong woman who never planned to be Gotham City’s new vigilante — Batwoman. Kate disappeared and Ryan Wilder (Leslie) discovered her Batsuit and picked up the mantle. In season three, Ryan works to protect Gotham’s underserved communities and she and the Bat Team focus on finding Batman’s scattered trophies — a collection of objects seized from Gotham’s most infamous villains — before they land in pernicious hands. Ryan also struggles with the bombshell dropped by Alice (Skarsten), that her birth mother is still alive.
Airing on Wednesday nights, the third season of Batwoman averages a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 458,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM). Compared to season two, that’s down by 28% in the demo and down by 8% in viewership. The series ranked eighth of the network’s current crop of 16 scripted shows. In the live+7 day ratings, Batwoman drew a 0.16 demo and 755,000 viewers, picking up 84% and 65% in the categories, respectively.
Series showrunner Caroline Dries broke the news of the CW’s cancellation via Twitter.
Just got the sad news that #Batwoman will not be seeing an S4. I am bummed, but full of gratitude. What an honor to make 51 episodes. So many inspiring, brilliant people contributed to this series. Thank you producers, cast and crew. Thank you, fans! We love you. ❤️
— Caroline Dries (@carolinedries) April 29, 2022
Thank you fans, friends, crew, cast. We will always love you, we will always root for you, and we will never forget you. #Batwoman fans, we are eternally grateful. It was a fun ride and you made it so much better by our side.
— Batwoman Writers Room (@BatwomanWriters) April 29, 2022
The cancellation news comes as Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global are looking to sell the network. There’s been speculation that CW would not be renewing as many shows as it has in the past few years. Additional cancellations are likely on the way.
What do you think? Have you been watching the Batwoman TV show on The CW? Are you sorry to hear that the series has been cancelled and won’t have a fourth season?
Batwoman should have been cancelled 2 seasons ago, so that isn’t a surprise. Like the Flash, it managed several extra seasons way beyond its shelf life (although even Batwoman was better quality than the * writing* on the last 2 seasons of the Flash has been But I am really going to miss Legends of Tomorrow. It was quirky and fun and while it has weakened considerably over the past 3 seasons, it was still a fun watch each weak.
Could’ve sworn they said season 3 would be the last season before ruby left. Tried watching it. Show was cringe as f, j.leslie is a lil cutie pie though
Not surprised and not really sad… it went downhill and the backstage drama left a bad taste in the mouth. Also, every show lately is so forced and I say that as a pansexual liberal feminist…
Maybe they should have had more hero story than personal drama. This is what annoys me about female superhero shows. They HAVE to have a relationship or be pining for some guy/girl/whatever. It’s more soap opera than Hero/Villain show.
No great loss at all
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I think they’re making a mistake.
They are not making a mistake. Its very poorly rated show that many people think is terrible. It should not have been renewed after the first season. You should be happy that you got 2 extra seasons out of it.
I second that comment!
I missed batwoman already.
I will miss Batwoman. I thought it was coming into its own.
I’m not surprised it got cancel as the show never regain the magic and excitement it had in season 1 and was struggling in balancing the new story and characters and trying to close out the loose end left in season 1. I also only watch it out of habit and mostly on pvr because I found the show boring most week. So it’s sad that it got canceled but it’s not a big lost.
Just like with SuperGirl, Batwoman was more concerned with sexual orientation of characters, than storytelling. Ratings for both shows have reflected the viewers interest in this direction of stories.
100% correct. Thank you for seeing the truth!
The way you ended batwoman season 3. You may look like it was going to be a new villain coming to gotham.
I was hoping that Ryan and Sophie get married.
The show had potential when it started. Losing the lead after one season was the primary death blow. Turning the show into “The L Word” with superhero gear was the secondary death blow. I’m the Devil so I’m all for inclusivity, but seriously, this show would have you believe that Gotham city was ONLY populated by Lesbians.
I wish I could say that this was unexpected, but it’s not. Not because the show was bad…admittedly season two had a struggle getting its rhythm after losing it’s headliner, but season three was very watchable and was moving in the right direction. The reason I felt this was coming was that the network itself had greenlit another Gotham City based Bat spin-off series and that was not said to be sharing the same universe as Batwoman. So they took the bright new shiny show and dropped the one that had struggled a bit to regain its footing. Is it… Read more »
More of the CW’s misogynistic decision-making. They seem to be making it easier for me to work through all the unread books on my shelves because I don’t trust them enough to get attached to anything new they might schedule.