Arrow Debuts to Big Numbers

Arrow Series PosterThe CW could have a hit on their hands with the new DC comics-inspired series, Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, and Willa Holland. The show premiered on October 10, 2012 and scored the biggest audience of any CW series on any night over the past three years. 4.02 million viewers turned in to check out Arrow, making it the most watched premiere on the network since 2009’s debut of The Vampire Diaries.
Last year, The CW premiered H8R (remember that series? No? Me either) in the Wednesday at 8pm time slot. Filling that spot this year, Arrow more than doubled H8R‘s numbers. According to the network, it was up “57% in A18-34 (1.1/4) and 117% in A18-49 (1.3/4).”
Arrow also helped to bump up the audience of Supernatural which scored its most watched episode since October 15, 2010.
The CW’s debut of Arrow even tied NBC’s comedy block’s numbers in the 8-9pm hour.
The Plot:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.
By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
Source: The CW
Posted by Rebecca Murray