(PCM) Fans were in an upheaval when it was announced earlier this year that CBS was canceling Supergirl after only one season on the network. It was announced recently that Supergirl would be returning to the airwaves on CBS’S sister station the CW Network. The move is a smart one seeing that comic book based television shows are bringing in huge ratings for the network.
Supergirl was bringing an averaged 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.03 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates. It was CBS’ top-rated rookie drama this season in the demo, and was also its youngest-skewing drama with a median age of 55.6. CBS has been known to have given the axe to many shows in the past few years. It is like CBS is afraid to take a chance and try and find a new audience. I guess their mindset is, don’t break what is already working.
As Supergirl fly’s our way in the upcoming weeks it was announced that Tyler Hoechlin (Everybody Wants Some) has been cast as Superman/Clark Kent, the first live-action television incarnation of the Man of Steel since Smallville which went off the air in 2011. Hoechlin will be the sixth actor to portray the last son of Krypton on a live-action television series following George Reeves, John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher, Dean Cain, and Tom Welling.
The sophomore season looks right at home on the CW Network. Supergirl’s crossover episode on The Flash which aired in late March was a rating’s boost for the show. With Supergirl landing on the CW we can look forward to seeing many crossover’s with the DC Universe. Season one of Supergirl can now be seen on the CW on Monday nights at 8pm. The second season of Supergirl will premiere on the CW at 8 pm on Monday, October 10th.