Despite ratings declines in its first two seasons, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow TV show wasn’t cancelled last spring. Still, its third season renewal makes sense, because it remained a top-three performer for The CW, during the 2016-17 television season. Can this spinoff of Arrow and The Flash keep drawing in viewers, or has the novelty worn off? Will DC’s Legends of Tomorrow be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
A DC Comics inspired CW action-adventure series, Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Arthur Darvill, Amy Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, and Neal McDonough. Thanks to fracturing the timeline, in season three, the Legends have to restore all the anachronisms to their rightful timelines, before the time stream falls apart. However, Rip Hunter (Darvill) and the Time Bureau prompt them to disband, until Sara (Lotz) gets the band back together.
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 second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow averaged a 0.64 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.81 million total viewers (Live+SD).
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 like the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow TV series? Should this CW TV show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?