Status: Returning, 3rd Season Airs Fall 2017
Timeslot: Mondays 8 PM EST
Premiere: October 9th
Network: The CW
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood
Series Website: www.cwtv.com/shows/supergirl/
Description: “Supergirl” is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, “Supergirl” is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler (“The New Normal,” “Glee”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). CWTV.com
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Season End Status: This show definitely faded ratings-wise in the second half of its second season, but as it heads into its third year it is in the syndication stretch meaning that a fourth season renewal gets it to the episode count that the syndication market prefers to see for an encore run (and that’s where shows really start to turn a profit). Plus, The CW has the Netflix streaming deal and is not in the habit of outright cancelling a show that has survived into its third season. If the ratings remain low, its possible that the fourth year could be Supergirl‘s last, but expect it to stick around at least that long.
Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Live+7 Rtg||Status|
|12/5/16||n/a||On Hiatus||0.9||n/a||n/a||Renewal Likely|
2015-16 Season Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Live+7 Rtg||Cancel Alert|