CBS’s “Supergirl” delivered its biggest adults 18-49 rating in seven weeks and its largest audience in five weeks with last night’s “The Flash” crossover episode, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, March 28.
In adults 18-49, the super-heroine series averaged a seven-week high of 1.7, a +31% jump from a week ago. In viewers, the crossover episode averaged 7.24 million viewers, up +21% from last week and delivering its largest audience in five weeks.
“Supergirl” was Monday’s highest-rated scripted series in adults 18-49.
Likely, CBS and The CW are already plotting another crossover – – whether that be for The Flash and Supergirl, or maybe Supergirl and another one of the CW series’ “Arrow” or “Legends of Tomorrow”.
“We would love that,” Brainchild Greg Berlanti tells Variety. “We want to wait and see the audience reaction to something like this, but just as storytellers and fans and fans of the actors, we love it when we can figure out a way, creatively, to do it, and hopefully everybody enjoys it.
“From the day we cast Melissa, the notion of her in scenes with Grant — or someday maybe in the best of all worlds with Stephen [Amell, star of ‘Arrow’] as well, it’s exciting to think of them on screen together. There was a tonality to the shows. But a few things definitely had to go right – we were introducing this notion of Earth-2 and the multiverse on ‘Flash,’ and that had to work; we said very openly that ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ exist in a universe where there’s no Superman or you would’ve heard about him – they would’ve at least had one conversation about him – and certainly Supergirl as well. So that was one thing, and there was the notion that it was two separate networks, so it was definitely challenging in that way because it’s not so convenient, it’s two separate cities that they shoot in. So you wanted the show to work and stand on its own on CBS, have its own audience, and we thought we might wait ’til the second season, but after Christmas we came back and we were planning out the back half of the year, and we saw a way we thought we could do it, and it felt like the right time for him to enter her world and help her out, and so it all came together. Everybody was very enthusiastic and supportive.”