Despite unsourced rumors being pushed by sites like We Got This Covered and the unabashedly alt-right Bounding Into Comics, Batwoman and Supergirl are in no danger of being cancelled. In fact, ratings are soaring.
Last Sunday’s overnight ratings found CW programming up across the board, with Batwoman registering 1.16 million viewers, second best of all CW shows. Supergirl was close behind, up almost 10% in total audience. These aren’t the kind of performances that get shows cancelled on the CW network, shows that also enjoy significant Live+3 and Live+7 ratings boosts.
“Certain fan sites are engaging in a subtle form of trolling by pushing the narrative that DC’s female-fronted shows aren’t as popular as others on the network,” explains television writer Craig Balfour. “It isn’t as extreme as the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB review bombing the alt-right does to movies and shows, but the intended message is the same: women should be kept in their place.”
Three years after billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego Batman disappeared, his cousin Kate Kane sets out to overcome her demons and become a symbol of hope by protecting the streets of Gotham City as Batwoman.
Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from Krypton as a 13-year-old by her parents as her world was exploding, and Kara’s parents sent Kara in a spacecraft to Earth after her cousin. The series begins eleven years later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers and has adopted the superheroic alias “Supergirl“.