Earlier this month, The CW debuted their new series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which airs on Thursday nights at 8 PM ET, giving the network three nights of superhero programming following The Flash on Tuesday nights and Arrow on Wednesday nights. The ratings are in for the second episode of this hit series, which, according to Comic Book Resources, only dropped a tenth of a point following its impressive debut. The show earned a 1.1 rating and a 4 share in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 2.84 million viewers overall.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was virtually on par with its impressive series debut last week, dipping by only a tenth in adults 18-49 (1.1/4) and adults 18-34 (0.8/3) week to week, and ranking #2 in the 8-9pm hour in men 18-34 (0.9/4), and #3 in adults 18-34 and M18-49 (1.2/4). DC’s Legends improved its time period numbers by a huge +93% in total viewers (2.84M) over the same night last year, and +57% in adults 18-49.
For the night, The CW was up 81% year to year in total viewers (2.25 million), and up 60% in adults 18-49 (0.8/3). With last week’s Live + 3 Day delayed viewing, the series premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow ranks as The CW’s 4th most watched series premiere ever (4.93 million viewers) and 2nd highest-rated premiere ever on the network among men 18-49 (2.3). Legends pulled ahead of the series premiere of Arrow, outrating it by 25% in adults 18-49 (2.0 vs 1.6), by 44% in men 18-49 (2.3 vs. 1.6), by 15% in men 18-34 (1.5 vs. 1.3), and by 3% in total viewers (4.93 vs. 4.8), and matched it in adults 18-34 (1.4).
In related news, the network has also released photos for the show’s third episode, Blood Ties, airing Thursday, February 4 at 8 PM ET. The episode centers on Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who decides to weaken Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara (Caity Lotz) infiltrate Savage’s bank, but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) talk Jax (Franz Drameh) into taking the jump ship back to Central City so they can steal a valuable emerald. Professor Stein (Victor Garber) guides Ray (Brandon Routh) on a dangerous mission.
We reported last week that Arrow star Stephen Amell will guest star on the series as an older version of his beloved character Oliver Queen, but it isn’t known when that episode will air. While we wait for more details on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, take a look at the new photos from this week’s episode below. Are you looking forward to seeing how the rest of this season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will unfold? Chime in with your thoughts below.