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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Super El
Member

I talked to some of my friends, said that the teasers actually misslead them into watching because they promised that the invasion crossover arc was going to start with Supergirl’s episode.

Foul play

redcape
Member

Yea…….I kept thinking when is this crossover going to start? Wasn’t until the end that Barry and Cisco showed up. It was good never the less. For me I can do without the Alex issues going on. IMO I don’t think this kind of show needs to go there.

smallvilletna
Member

couldn’t agree more.

Kal L
Member

I agree also. It’s a little too heavy handed.

Steve Wright
Editor

Why not? This is the type of show that SHOULD go there. And they are being widely praised for how realistic Alex’s journey has been. It fosters conversation and in many ways acceptance.

The ratings were obviously due to the crossover….and I’m sure the people that watched it were TOTALLY happy when The flash showed the same scene in their episode. Lol

redcape
Member

I will disagree on that Steve. But…in saying that, there appears that there is some kind of contest going on with a lot of shows this season regarding introducing certain relationships that are being IMO rubbed in our faces. Some styles of shows that are more or less made for a certain demographic audience are better suited for these kinds of environments. This is a superhero show and I think using it as a form of “acceptance” is better suited elsewhere.

MattComics
Member
Considering that a superheros mission is to protect life I think there’s room for conversation about human rights and acceptance within a superhero show depending on how it’s done. ..and to be honest a lot of times anytime gay characters are presented **at all** someone trots out the tired old “rubbing it in our faces” thing. So by the show simply not acting as if those folks don’t exist or can’t be main characters it’s rubbing it in your face? I don’t think that’s fair. There’s a lot of ways the show could have been more obnoxious or pretentious about… Read more »
MattComics
Member
I’m really quite proud of the show for dealing with Alex’s coming out. But now that we’re more episodes into it I’d say her coming out is not at all the problem. In fact I’d say that aspect has been the better part of the whole Alex/Maggie thing. Looking at it now I really think Alex and Maggie basically has the same problem all the straight relationships do in these CW shows where the writers don’t unfold them at anything resembling a natural pace. Take Kara’s split-second turn on Jimmy at the beginning of the season that is only there… Read more »
redcape
Member
I wasn’t just referring to this show. Like I said there is some kind of almost what looks like competition in Hollywood this year to include relationships in shows that we are normally not used to seeing or connecting with. I have nothing against Alex and her newly found gayness. But on this kind of show I don’t think it needs to be carried to a major part of the plot or have it displayed in a stick it in your face way. And that’s what their doing. They did the same thing last season with her and Olsen. Very… Read more »