SWAMP-THING's Premiere On The CW Drew Big Ratings Despite Airing On DC Universe In 2019

SWAMP-THING's Premiere On The CW Drew Big Ratings Despite Airing On DC Universe In 2019

Swamp-Thing's controversial cancellation was, in many ways, the beginning of the end for DC Universe. However, the show might just get another chance based on these ratings for its premiere on The CW...

Much to the horror of DC Comics fans, Swamp-Thing was cancelled after just a single season on the soon-to-be defunct DC Universe streaming service. The show's budget was believed to be the primary reason for that, but #SaveSwampThing is a movement many people still rally behind. 

As Halloween draws near, the James Wan-produced series has been given a second chance on The CW, with the premiere airing on the home of shows like The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday.

The 90-minute premiere was something of a ratings hit, with 1.1 million viewers tuning in. 

As TV Line explains, that means Swamp-Thing "gave the network’s 8 o’clock hour its largest audience since May 19 (DC’s Stargirl), and the 90-minute period its best audience since Feb. 4. The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing."

In other words, the DC Comics series was likely an even bigger hit than this report reflects, and it's hard not to wonder whether this potentially opens the door to a second season happening on The CW or HBO Max. That would make fans happy, and there was clearly more story to tell after Swamp-Thing's season one finale.

What do you guys think?

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