It doesn’t look like the storylines on the Batwoman and Nancy Drew TV shows won’t be getting resolved soon. The CW has announced that the network’s two freshman shows have been given full-season orders, bringing their respective episode tallies to 22 installments apiece.
Airing on Sunday nights, Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, Dougray Scott, and Elizabeth Anweis. The show is based on the DC Comics character and revolves around Kate Kane (Rose), a strong woman who never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante, Batwoman.
The first season of Batwoman is averaging a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.51 million viewers. It’s the channel’s second-highest-rated show in the demo (behind The Flash) and highest-rated series in total viewers.
Airing on Wednesday nights, Nancy Drew stars Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, Alex Saxon, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Riley Smith, and Alvina August. Nancy Drew (McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective who discovers that a recent crime has a connection to the long-unsolved murder of a local girl.
The first season of Nancy Drew is averaging a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 930,000 viewers. The show is 10th out of 12 scripted series on The CW and is sixth in viewers.
Here’s The CW’s press release:
THE CW NETWORK GIVES FULL SEASON ORDERS TO ITS NEW FALL SERIES
Network Picks Up Back Nine Episodes for “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew”
Viewers Can Also Stream Every Episode of “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew” The Day After Its Broadcast on The CW’s Free, Ad-Supported Digital Platforms
October 25, 2019 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network has given full season orders to both of its new Fall series, BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW, bringing their first season totals to 22 episodes each, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
Both BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW have seen significant increases in overall audience once viewership from DVR and streaming from The CW digital platforms is factored in. BATWOMAN has seen its linear ratings grow 73% among adults 18-34 and 80% in adults 18-49 with L+7 viewership, with NANCY DREW posting 94% gains in adults 18-34 and 114% in adults 18-49 in L+7 gains.
With The CW securing full in-season streaming rights to all new series starting this season, every episode of BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW will exclusively stream on The CW’s digital platforms the day after broadcast throughout the season, so viewers can catch up at any point during the season on CWTV.com and The CW app – for free, without authentication, subscription or log-in required.
Airing Sundays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), BATWOMAN is set three years after the mysterious disappearance of Batman, and Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kate (star Ruby Rose) will have to become what her father loathes, a dark knight vigilante, soaring through the streets of Gotham as Batwoman.
Airing Wednesdays (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), NANCY DREW (star Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene.
What do you think? Have you been watching the Batwoman or Nancy Drew TV shows? Do you think either will be cancelled after 22 episodes or renewed for a second season?