LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The CW’s new superhero series “Arrow” has landed a full season, the network said Monday.
The dark adaptation of DC Comics’ “Green Arrow,” has been a breakout hit for the network, racking up 4.1 million total viewers with its October 10 premiere. That made it the most-watched show in three years for the network. It drew a 1.3 rating/4 share in the 18-49 demographic, which isn’t impressive for the Big 4 networks, but is for the five-year-old, younger-skewing network. The series retained those demo numbers with its second episode.
“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for the CW on several levels, especially with ‘Arrow,’ which was the network’s most watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said. “I’m proud of the quality of ‘Arrow’ and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell tweeted, “Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick.”