ComicBookResources.com is reporting that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has seen a definite spike in viewership with its most recent episode. The audience rose 10 percent to a total of roughly 2.6 million viewers making it the second most watched episode of the entire series.
The CW has also seen an increase week-to-week of 12 percent with the highly coveted 18-49 demographic (0.9/3) and 10 percent in males 18-49 (1.1/4). While these numbers may not mean much to those people “outside of the industry,” in simpler terms Legends performed better than NBC in the same time slot for both of those demographics.
For those of you who do not watch the show you may be asking yourself, “How did this happen?” The answer is simple in that it was the highly anticipated episode “Star City 2046” which saw the return of Stephen Amell playing his popular Green Arrow character, albeit significantly older and crankier, as well as sporting the trademark goatee.
The big concern now is, can Legends maintain this momentum? Does the series have enough strength so that it can stand on its own without having to rely on the popularity of such characters as Oliver Queen from Arrow or Barry Allen from Flash? Only time will tell for if there is to be any hope of a second season the series will have to not rely on Green Arrow or the Flash, but hopefully be able to do enough DC Universe building within the confines of the Waverider and all of the different places and times the ship and her crew can visit.
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Ciara Renée, Arthur Darvill, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miler.
Did you watch this latest episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and if you did, what did you think of it? Is this episode just another positive example of the series growing and developing with its own identity? Is a good idea to continue to visit various aspects of the DC comic book universe through the use of the Waverider?
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