Black Lightning




Status: Active, Airing 2nd Season
Timeslot: Tuesdays 9 PM EST
Premiere: October 9, 2018
Network: CW
Starring: Cress Williams, Christine Adams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams
Series Website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/black-lightning

Description: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind himor so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden for DC, the Black Lightening TV series comes from from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. CWTV.com

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Status: The numbers are down for this show in its second year and it will not have too many episodes under its belt by season end. The CW prefers to renew shows rather than cancel them, but with the waning popularity of its superhero entries, this one could be the first casualty if its ratings remain low.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Status
10/9/18 1 0.40 0.40 1.2 Renewal Possible
10/16/18 2 0.30 0.35 1.0 Renewal Possible
10/23/18 3 0.40 0.37 1.2 Renewal Possible
10/30/18 4 0.30 0.35 1.0 Renewal Possible
11/6/18 Repeat 0.20 0.35 0.6 Renewal Possible
11/13/18 5 0.30 0.34 0.9 Renewal Possible
11/20/18 6 0.30 0.33 1.0 Renewal Possible
11/27/18 7 0.30 0.33 1.1 Renewal Possible
12/4/18 8 0.30 0.33 1.0 Renewal Possible

2017-18 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
1/16/18 1 0.8 0.8 2.3 n/a Renewal Likely
1/23/18 2 0.6 0.7 1.9 n/a Renewal Likely
1/30/18 3 0.8 0.7 2.2 n/a Renewal Likely
2/6/18 4 0.6 0.7 1.9 n/a Renewal Likely
2/13/18 5 0.5 0.7 1.8 n/a Renewal Likely
2/20/18 Repeat 0.5 0.7 1.8 1.0 Renewal Likely
2/27/18 6 0.5 0.6 1.6 0.9 Renewal Likely
3/6/18 7 0.5 0.6 1.5 0.9 Renewal Likely
3/13/18 8 0.5 0.6 1.5 0.9 Renewal Likely
3/20/18 9 0.5 0.6 1.6 1.0 Renewal Likely
3/27/18 10 0.5 0.6 1.6 0.9 Renewed
4/3/18 11 0.5 0.6 1.5 1.0 Renewed
4/10/18 12 0.5 0.6 1.5 1.6 Renewed
4/17/18 13 0.5 0.6 1.7 0.9 Renewed

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