Ratings Success Leads to Pick-up for Arrow
It has been good news all over for fans of The CW’s Arrow. First is the obvious fact that the show has lived up to any standard of quality one could have held it to. The second, and most important for the network, is that the series has been a huge ratings success. Arrow’s pilot debuted to a total of 4.02 million viewers with a 1.3 in the demo. That made it The CW’s most watched episode of any series in three years, and the highest rated drama debut since Nikita’s pilot aired in 2010. The pilot’s high was also reinforced by only a marginal dip of 15 percent (to 3.5 million) in the series’ subsequent episode.
All of these factors led to The CW’s decision, per TVLine‘s announcement, that the series was getting picked up for a full 22-episode season. This means that after the winter hiatus we will have plenty more Arrow awaiting us in the first part of 2013. Also, with numbers like these, it would take a large swing in the opposite direct for the show to not be greeted with a second season pickup in the near future.
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