The Green Arrow isn’t going anywhere.
The CW pulled the string on a back nine episodes for the freshman series yesterday.
Arrow will run a full 22 episodes in its first season. Series star Stephen Amell broke the news via Twitter saying, “”Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick.”
The CW launched the drama in October, away from the clutter of the typical September Premiere Week, with the series opening to a strong 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 4.14 million viewers. The opening marked the network’s best premiere since The Vampire Diaries and its most-watched telecast in three years.
“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for The CW on several levels, especially with Arrow, which was the network’s most-watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said. “I’m proud of the quality of Arrow, and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”
The series held strong in week two, maintaining its 1.3 rating in the demo and declining a modest 16 percent among total viewers.