I will soon write up a review of the whole week in DC. With shows finally coming back from the winter break, last night was the pilot premiere of The CW’s “DC Legends of Tomorrow.” It was remarkably good, it was trending on twitter all night and today I’ve learned that The CW landed in the number four spot for overall ratings, thanks in part to the series premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow.” The CW scored a 1.0/3 and fifth rating in viewers with 2.6 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic, and that’s just the preliminary numbers. On its own, “Legends of Tomorrow” bowed to a 1.2/4 rating with 3.1 million viewers.
The ratings pushed The CW ahead of ABC, which fell to the fifth slot overall. Fox cinched the top spot due to “American Idol,” which aired its final round of auditions.
Airing Thursday nights at 8 pm EST on The CW, “Legends of Tomorrow” stars Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (one-half of Firestorm), Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (the other half of Firestorm), Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Arthur Darvill as time-traveler Rip Hunter.
It was a good week to be a comic book fan.