CW's Batwoman Beats Supergirl With A Surprising Premiere Rating

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The CW's Batwoman aired its pilot episode last Sunday. Despite the backlash that Ruby Rose has been receiving for playing the role, as well as a handful of underwhelming reviews, the series might be going in a good direction.

TVLine reports that Batwoman had a 0.5 rating. With a total of 1.8 million viewers when it first aired, the series was actually 20 percent higher in audience compared to Supergirl's season opener last year.


As of now, TVLine says that readers gave the episode an average grade of B-, with 77 percent of the viewers planning to watch more of the series. Considering that it was higher than Supergirl's last season, talks on the series are definitely on high.

Even though most of the people didn't anticipate the series, it looks like Batwoman is off to a good start. With 77 percent of the audience assuring that they will watch the remainder of the episodes, it might go well for CW.

The latest DC project focuses on the story of Kate Kane, following Batman's mysterious disappearance, the Gotham City is in a desperate need for a savior. And since Kate has a passion for social justice, she strives to do so within the streets of Gotham as Batwoman.

Batwoman recently confirmed casting for the series including Revenge alum Gabriel Mann as Thomas Eliot, Bruce Wayne's childhood friend. He will be appearing as a guest star in Episode 3 that will pose as a threat to Kate's identity. Also, Happy Death Day star Rachel Matthews will be playing Magpie, a clever thief who is drawn to very shiny things. Matthews will be appearing as a guest star in the fourth episode.

Written by Caroline Dries and developed by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Batwoman stars Ruby Rose along with Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, and Nicole Kang.

Batwoman airs every Sunday on The CW Network.

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