“WALKER” RIDES OFF WITH THE CW’S MOST WATCHED SERIES PREMIERE IN 5 YEARS
“Walker” Rustles Up The Largest Audience of Any Premiere on The CW Since Season Four Debut of “The Flash” in 2017
“Walker” Delivers The CW’s Best Total Viewership in Thursday 8pm Time Period Since 2016
“Legacies” Scores The Series’ Best Total Audience In Nearly A Year
The CW Lands Its Most Watched Thursday in Almost 3 Years
January 22, 2021 (Burbank, CA) – The CW’s new drama WALKER scored the network’s largest audience for a new series premiere (2.43million) since the debut of DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW five years ago (1/21/2016). Additionally, WALKER earned the largest audience for any premiere on The CW since the fourth season debut of THE FLASH on 10/10/17.
Last night’s WALKER debut saw The CW best total viewer delivery in the Thursday 8:00-9:00pm time period since just over four years (since 12/01/2016), and the single most watched episode of any show on the network since 1/30/18.
WALKER saw its total audience grow at the 8:30pm half hour (2.444million v. 2.417million) and retained 100% of its viewership in key demos from 8:00pm to 8:30pm.
Following the debut of WALKER, the third season premiere of LEGACIES rose to the show’s best total audience (717,000) in nearly a year (since 1/30/2020).
The combination of WALKER and LEGACIES lifted The CW to its most watched Thursday night (1.57million) in nearly 3 years.
The CW programming sees a significant boost in its audience once delayed viewing factored in from DVRs and streaming on its digital platforms. Last season, LEGACIES posted an 85% increase in total audience once Live+7 day viewership was factored in, and was a strong performer across its digital platforms.
Every episode of WALKER, like all of The CW’s new shows this season as well as the current seasons of BATWOMAN, NANCY DREW and DC’s STARGIRL, will be available on The CW’s digital platforms the day after broadcast for free, without subscription or authentication required.
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THE CW NETWORK GIVES EARLY RENEWALS TO SEVEN CURRENT SERIES FOR THE 2022-23 BROADCAST SEASON
"All American," "The Flash," "Kung Fu," "Nancy Drew," "Riverdale," "Superman & Lois" and "Walker" Renewed for Next Season
March 22, 2022 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed seven of its current scripted series for the 2022-23 broadcast season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network.
"As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond," said Pedowitz. "These dramas are also important to our overall digital strategy, as they are some of our most-streamed and socially-engaged programming, and we look forward to adding more new and returning series to help strengthen and expand our multiplatform footprint."
The current series being ordered for the 2022-23 season include new seasons of ALL AMERICAN (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 9), KUNG FU (Season 3), NANCY DREW (Season 4), RIVERDALE (Season 7), SUPERMAN & LOIS (Season 3) and WALKER (Season 3). These early renewals are in addition to the previously announced alternative series renewals of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Season 9), MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Season 9) and WORLD'S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (Season 3). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
The series follows Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state’s most elite unit. The fractured widower and father of two returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years for a high profile case – only to discover that there’s even more work to be done at home. In a nod to the original series, Walker and his new partner — one of the only women in Texas Rangers’ history — are the modern day heroes our world needs, following their own moral code to fight for what’s right, regardless of the rules.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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