November 29, 2016: “Supergirl” Soars to Highest Ratings in Season 2

161101-Supergirl-Season2Ratings for the mid-season finale for “Supergirl” were through the roof, with “Medusa” recording a new ratings record for the series since its move to The CW.

TV By The Numbers reports that the eighth episode of Season 2 of “Supergirl” hit a high of 3.51 million viewers and a 1.1/4 in the Adults 18-49 Rating/Share. This is a new record for the show on The CW, outscoring the Season 2 premiere, which received 3.06 million viewers.

This ratings bonanza was no doubt due to the promotions The CW had been running, indicating that Monday night’s episode of “Supergirl” was the beginning of the “Invasion” crossover that will continue in tonight’s “The Flash” episode, and continue into tomorrow night’s “Arrow” and conclude with “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.

The CW issued the following press release:

SUPERGIRL FLIES HIGH AS #DCWEEK KICKS OFF ON THE CW, DELIVERING THE NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED MONDAY IN ALMOST SEVEN YEARS

The Four Night DC Crossover Event Starts Strong with “Supergirl” Soaring to its Most Watched Episode of the Season and Matching Season Highs in Adult Demos

With SUPERGIRL kicking off The CW’s Heroes vs. Villains four-night DC crossover event, The CW had its most watched Monday night (2.37M) in nearly seven years (1/18/10), according to preliminary fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research for November 28, 2016.

SUPERGIRL had its most watched (3.5M) episode of the season, and it was The CW’s most watched telecast of any series thus far this season. SUPERGIRL matched its season premiere ratings in both adults 18-34 (0.9/4) and adults 18-49 (1.1/4).

SUPERGIRL was #2 in the 8-9pm hour in adults 18-34, and matched Fox in adults 18-49.

Last night’s SUPERGIRL was The CW’s most watched show in its Monday 8-9pm time period in more than eight years (9/15/08).

Last night was The CW’s highest rated Monday night in more than five years in adults 18-49 (0.8/3 since 10/3/11) and in four years in adults 18-34 (0.7/3 on 12/17/12). It was the network’s highest rated Monday night in men 18-49 (0.9/3) in more than eight years (10/20/08).

At 9-10pm, JANE THE VIRGIN also had its most watched (1.24M) and highest rated (0.5/2 in adults 18-34, 0.5/2 in adults 18-49) episode of the season. It was the most watched episode of JANE THE VIRGIN since the season one finale on 5/11/15.

This season JANE THE VIRGIN doubles or nearly doubles its ratings when Live + 7 Day delayed viewing is added in to its L+SD totals, rising by 110% in adults 18-34, +95% in adults 18-49, and +76% in total viewers. SUPERGIRL sees significant time shifting as well, gaining +58% in total viewers, +63% in adults 18-34 and +68% in adults 18-49.

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