The “Heroes Vs Aliens” mega-crossover event did wonders for all superhero TV shows on The CW. The conclusion of the event occurred in this week’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode titled “Invasion!” and it helped garner record-breaking views for the show.
According to Nielson Media Research, “Invasion!” was able to attract 3.33 million viewers. This led to a 1.0/4 ratings in the highly coveted 18-34 demographic. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow got to see its best ratings in the 18-34 demographic since the series’ second episode “Pilot Part 2”. “Invasion!” was also the show’s highest rated episode in men 18-34 (1.2/6). It also tied for the best rating in men 18-49 (1.4/5).
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow increased +80% in viewership this week. Talking about the breakdown, there was a +67% increase in the adults 18-34 demo and a +83% increase in adults 18-49 demo. This allowed the show to win the third position for the hour. It even beat ABC and Fox. The episode gave The CW the most viewers in the timeslot compared to the previous five years. The CW saw a two-year high in the adults 18-34 demo.
I’m not sure if the current ratings will continue now that the crossover has concluded. I know people who only watched Supergirl but decided to watch DC’s Legends of Tomorrow due to the crossover. So, maybe such viewers will stick around for both shows? Let’s see.
The point is that the current high ratings for the first mega-crossover are going to encourage The CW to continue with them. I do feel that these mega crossover events are going to be an annual thing now.
What did you think of the “Heroes Vs Aliens” crossover? Is there a superhero show you didn’t watch before but will now? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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