Supergirl




supergirl-cbs-cancelledStatus: Returning, 3rd Season Airs Fall 2017
Timeslot: Mondays 8 PM EST
Premiere: Fall 2017
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

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 (and that’s where shows really start to turn a profit). Plus, The CW has the Netflix streaming deal it 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 this Supergirl‘s fourth year could be its 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
10/10/16 1 1.1 1.1 3.1 n/a Renewal Likely
10/17/16 2 0.9 1.0 2.7 n/a Renewal Likely
10/24/16 3 0.8 0.9 2.7 n/a Renewal Likely
10/31/16 4 0.6 0.9 2.2 1.2 Renewal Likely
11/7/16 5 0.7 0.8 2.5 1.4 Renewal Likely
11/14/16 6 0.7 0.8 2.4 1.3 Renewal Likely
11/21/16 7 0.9 0.8 2.6 1.4 Renewal Likely
11/28/16 8 1.1 0.9 3.5 1.9 Renewal Likely
12/5/16 n/a On Hiatus 0.9 n/a n/a Renewal Likely
1/23/17 9 0.8 0.8 2.7 n/a Renewed
1/30/17 10 0.7 0.8 2.4 1.2 Renewed
2/6/17 11 0.7 0.8 2.4 n/a Renewed
2/13/17 12 0.8 0.8 2.5 n/a Renewed
2/20/17 13 0.7 0.8 2.2 n/a Renewed
2/27/17 14 0.7 0.8 2.2 n/a Renewed
3/6/17 15 0.7 0.8 2.2 1.2 Renewed
3/13/17 n/a Preempted 0.8 n/a n/a Renewed
3/20/17 16 0.6 0.8 2.1 1.2 Renewed
3/27/17 17 0.7 0.8 2.2 n/a Renewed
4/3/17 n/a On Hiatus 0.8 n/a n/a Renewed
4/24/17 18 0.5 0.8 1.8 n/a Renewed
5/1/17 19 0.5 0.7 1.7 0.9 Renewed
5/8/17 20 0.6 0.7 1.9 n/a Renewed
5/15/17 21 0.5 0.7 1.9 n/a Renewed
5/22/17 22 0.6 0.7 2.1 n/a Renewed

2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/26/15 1 3.1 3.1 13.0 4.4 Low
11/2/15 2 2.2 2.7 8.9 3.2 Low
11/9/15 3 1.7 2.3 8.1 2.7 Low
11/16/15 4 1.8 2.2 7.8 2.6 Low
11/23/15 5 1.5 2.1 7.2 2.3 Low
11/30/15 6 1.6 2.0 8.0 2.4 Low
12/7/15 7 1.5 1.9 7.7 2.4 Low
12/14/15 8 1.5 1.9 7.3 2.3 Low
12/21/15 n/a On Hiatus 1.9 7.3 n/a Low
1/4/16 9 1.9 1.9 8.7 n/a Low
1/11/16 n/a Preempted 1.9 n/a n/a Low
1/18/16 10 1.8 1.9 8.8 2.6 Low
1/25/16 11 1.8 1.9 7.9 2.5 Low
2/1/16 12 1.5 1.8 7.9 2.3 Low
2/8/16 13 1.8 1.8 7.9 n/a Low
2/15/16 n/a Preempted 1.8 n/a n/a Low
2/22/16 14 1.5 1.8 7.3 n/a Low
2/29/16 15 1.4 1.8 6.7 2.1 Low
3/7/16 n/a Preempted 1.8 n/a n/a Low
3/14/16 16 1.3 1.7 6.5 2.0 Low
3/21/16 17 1.3 1.7 6.0 2.0 Low
3/28/16 18 1.7 1.7 7.2 2.5 Low
4/4/16 n/a Preempted 1.7 n/a n/a Low
4/11/16 19 1.3 1.7 6.1 2.0 Low
4/18/16 20 1.3 1.7 6.1 n/a Low

For the latest updates on the current and upcoming shows, follow Cancellation Watch and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site

7 thoughts on “Supergirl

  1. BrianK

    According to the CBS press release from 11/13/15 “Supergirl” jumped from 8,865 to 11,260 million viewers, when factoring Live +3 numbers. And a %36 jump in adults 18-49 – from a 2.2 to a 3.0. I would stay that’s pretty good. Live +7 should arrive by end of month.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Unfortunately, those Live+3 and Live+7 numbers are used mostly just by the network spin-doctors to pad out the stats. The overnights remain the leading indicators to a show’s fate still today.

      Reply
      1. BrianK

        I guess that makes sense. While more 18-39 year olds watch episodes during the three days following the original broadcast, they largely skip the commercials (I’m guilty of that, since I watch “Supergirl” using my Amazon season pass and don’t watch the new episode until the next day or the following).

        Reply
  2. One Arm Don

    It jumped in ratings, but they also setup the show to exist in a parallel universe to the one that The Flash, Arrow and others exist in. That could be a sign that DC wasn’t happy enough with the show/acting/writing/etc and are preparing to kill of the series to restart it fresh in a few years.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      All indications are that it will be coming back for a second season. I assume the parallel earth is to explain why The Flash and Arrow and other DC characters are not stopping by more often.

      Reply
    2. Zygz

      Not true. They did it to avoid the difficulties of having to communicate between companies so often. Supergirl has Superman in it. He hasnt been mentioned in Arrow or Flash. That could cause a terrible plothole if Supergirl’s story exists in Earth 1. Any other plots that the shows decide to explore could also inadvertedly cause issues. Its better this way. It means they wont have the annoyance of constantly commuticating with other networks all the time while also leaving cross overs possible and more manageable in the future. Being an avid fan of both Flash and Supergirl, I like anything the networks do to make both shows as easy to produce and keep going as possible.

      Reply
    3. WHEELCHAIR RANGER

      I agree with One Arm Don. The crossover with The Flash was, I think, poor. I like all the DC Heroes in one universe. The actors and actresses were great and all, but they have to come up with better storylines, like they do with Flash and Arrow.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *