Ratings may be down on ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’, but new teammate ‘Supergirl’ is flying high! The series which migrated to The CW for its second season, scored the network’s highest ratings in eight years! The network, which was a merger between the The WB and UPN has housed many hits like ‘Supernatural’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’, but in recent years, it’s been the shows based on DC Comics that have dominated. Many viewers always felt that ‘Supergirl’ was a better fit for The CW than the older-skewing CBS and it appears they were right!
‘Supergirl’ scored a 1.1 rating in the desirable 18-49 demographic, which equates to 3.024 million watchers, the highest in the Monday 8PM time slot since an episode of ‘Gossip Girl’ in 2008 and the highest period since ‘90210’ in 2010.
Based on the DC character, Supergirl AKA Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero who she was always meant to be on The CW series, “Supergirl.”
When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater) and her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh). Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later, Kara was living a “normal” life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and working beside her friend and IT technician Winslow “Winn” Schott (Jeremy L. Jordan) and famous photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), who Grant hired away from Metropolis’s Daily Planet. When Alex’s life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her. In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and came out as Supergirl. She now balances her job at CatCo with her work at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government agency where Alex also works. At first, the head of the DEO, Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), was resistant to Supergirl joining the DEO, until it was revealed that Hank was actually J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, who had promised Jeremiah Danvers on his deathbed that he would protect both Alex and Kara. It has since been discovered that Jeremiah is actually alive and being held by Cadmus, a dangerous quasi-military organization that sees all aliens as threats. In Season One, Supergirl soared fighting crime and battling various villains, chief among them two Kryptonians who were intent on destroying the earth, but she has yet to find that same empowerment as Kara Danvers.
Now, in Season Two, Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO., protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.
Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, SUPERGIRL is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Ali Adler (“The New Normal”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Sarah Schechter (“Blindspot,” “The Mysteries of Laura”). Supergirl is based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and appearing in DC Comics, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
Keep in mind, ‘Supergirl’ debuted to huge numbers last year on CBS, but the numbers fell over the course of the season. It remains to be seen if the Girl of Steel will continue to rule at The CW, where the show will cross over with existing hits ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
Did you tune in? Do you think ‘Supergirl’ will continue to thrive in its new home?