The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman series, “The Flash” and “Jane the Virgin,” it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“The Flash” debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings, and was the network’s highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years, since “The Vampire Diaries” debuted in 2009. “Jane the Virgin” bowed with The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years.
“We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with ‘The Flash’ launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and ‘Jane the Virgin’ recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,” said Pedowitz. “Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and ‘The Flash’ and ‘Jane’ have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I’m thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.”
In not so good news, FX announced today that “The Bridge” has been cancelled after two seasons. The series starred Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir but ended its run with just 1 million viewers per episode.