The CW is forecasting more red lightning in their future, while a certain virgin will carry to full term.
Freshman hits The Flash starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, and Jane the Virgin, each scored full season orders today at The CW, who upped the episode count to 23 and 22, respectively. Both series are well on their way to scoring second season renewals.
The Flash ran away with its premiere ratings to the tune of 6.1 million total viewers when taking Live+3 DVR viewing into account. In the all-important 18-49 demo that advertisers covet, no show in the past five years on the network scored a higher rating.
The premise of a young virgin who discovers she’s pregnant didn’t built up much hype for Jane the Virgin, but critical acclaim ahead of the series premiere gave it a nice Monday night boost as counter-programming to ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The second episode ratings held steady and that’s a great sign as those who originally tuned in liked what they saw and were willing to come back for more.
There’s still a lot of original programming yet to premiere on The CW including The Messengers, Beauty and the Best, iZombie, Heart of Dixie and The 100. Expected a very crowded programming schedule once spring 2015 rolls around.