Supergirl scores full season at CBS

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‘Supergirl’ Scores Full-Season Pickup at CBS.

The latest DC Comics drama to join the company’s small screen empire, Supergirl began its journey back in October with 13 million total viewers and a 3.1 demo rating to rank as the fall’s No. 1 new series. Seven more episodes of the series have been ordered, giving the freshman season twenty episodes in total (two fewer installments than a traditional full season order, but hey, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick). Still, the network notes via press release that Supergirl has improved the its time slot from a year ago by 46 percent in viewers and 40 percent in adults ages 18-49; i.e. the only viewers advertisers care about.

The show’s ratings have largely been positive but have been a little less consistent than many were expecting, considering the love shown for The Flash and Arrow, two other DC joints. Variety explains: “Supergirl” joins a slew of other new fall series that have received full-season orders, including Fox’s “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder” and “Rosewood,” ABC’s “Quantico,” “Dr. The network’s sign of confidence comes a month after Supergirl launched to a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers — making it the most-watched premiere of the fall season.

But he sure does have a lot of heart, which is why he was more than willing to look after Kara (Melissa Benoist) once he struck it out on his own away from Superman. Ken” and “The Muppets,” which landed a full season—though only with 16 episodes total, and “Blindspot” on NBC, which not only got a full first season, but also an early second season renewal. The series stars Glee alum Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, who was born on Krypton but has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin since arriving on Earth.

Don’t get me wrong: it’s great to see Melissa Benoist get some solid work following her excellent supporting turn in the sensational Whiplash, and any new female-centric series that isn’t primarily about dating is worth a chance. But the question remains whether he can really step into the light now that he’s filling the same role for Supergirl. “It’s very easy to be in someone’s shadow even if you’re at the top of your game just because they can fly,” Brooks tells EW. “I wouldn’t say that James is struggling, but he’s looking for a way to find himself and also be his higher self as well.” However, his dynamic with Kara certainly is different than it was with Kal-El. “There’s definitely an attraction there,” Brooks says. “There’s also a bro code. Supergirl‘s newest achievement is particularly exciting in the light of the many unfair comparisons between Supergirl and Jessica Jones that we wrote about last week. That makes a difference as far as how many total episodes can be squeezed into the time before May sweeps, though CBS certainly could have made it work if it really wanted to by showing new episodes during times when other series are either in repeats or have ceded their timeslots to winter fare.

That being said, the series is written, if you’ll excuse me, by a room of 14-year-olds, and shot in a cheap way the earnestly doesn’t want to admit its cheapness, which is a humongous problem. The success of both series is an ongoing reminder that female fans are obviously too complex, varied, and intelligent to be accurately represented or satisfied by just one female superhero show.

And sure, the 18-25 sect is clearly the key demographic CBS is looking for with this show, but there have been plenty of smart and honest shows about being a post-collegiate or younger, one’s that don’t sound like they’re just a cape, some flying, and a few villainous aliens away from Saved by the Bell: The College Years. And it seems like Jessica herself agrees: Had a second to get caught up on my non #jessicajones TV and wanted to give a special shout out to my girl @melissabenoist !

After debuting to nearly 13 million viewers, Supergirl has lost part of its audience with each successive episode, managing 7.19 million the week of Thanksgiving. That’s still more than any other super hero show on TV by a wide margin — for comparison purposes, consider that Gotham has been averaging slightly more than 4 million viewers per episode this season and The Flash does roughly 3.5 million — but those other series have mostly leveled off while it’s possible that Supergirl hasn’t stabilized at its “true” audience level just yet.

I met her early on when I was casting a show that I was producing and it was clear even then, fresh off the boat, that she was poised to be a big star. According to information passed on to Bleeding Cool, some kind of a crossover event is being worked on, and will eventually involve characters coming from The CW series “The Flash” and the CBS series “Supergirl“.

While the Marvel has been busy with its own universe covering both the TV world and movie world, DC on the other hand has been keeping its action hero projects rather a bit exclusive or mutually shared. Keeping their relationship platonic is probably a good thing since he’s just reignited his relationship with Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), though that may hit a rough patch once her father comes to town. “General Lane [Glenn Morshower] and Jimmy have a tumultuous relationship in some ways,” Brooks explains. “I don’t think it’s a personal thing. There’s also the element of General Lane being a well-decorated military personnel whose job it is to protect the country from enemies foreign and domestic. Although “Supergirl” started off great as it was aired back-to-back with the hugely popular “The Big Bang Theory“, ComicBook said that CBS’ decision to transfer the show to another timeslot drastically affected the performance of the show in the ratings game. Supergirl’s full-season order is just the latest victory for executive producer Greg Berlanti, whose freshman drama Blindspot has already earned a season two renewal at NBC.

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