CBS Gives Full Season Order for Supergirl. Supergirl will be staying on airwaves for a while as CBS has committed the show for a full season order. The network has ordered an additional seven episodes for the superhero drama, giving the series a total of 20 episodes for it’s first season.
Looking into how well Supergirl has done in the ratings, the show has had a successful launch with 13 million viewers on when the show debuted on October 26. Ever since then, the show held steady with 7 million viewers in the past two episodes so far. It may have went down in viewers, but the network noted that Supergirl has improved viewership on the Monday nights from a year ago by 46 percent in comparison to the 40 percent.
The series, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular heroine, tied with Blindspot as the number one new show this fall. The full season pickup shouldn’t surprise anyone since developer Greg Berlanti has had an amazing track record when it came to successful DC shows like Arrow and The Flash. What is surprising is that Supergirl ended up getting 20 episodes rather than the traditional 22 count. Many factors can fall into why that is, one of them being that the show launched pretty late into the fall season. However, that shouldn’t stop the series from airing new episodes well into Spring 2016.
So what do you guys think about the full season pickup for Supergirl? Are you excited for more episodes? Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8PM on CBS.
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