The CW Hands Full Season Order To ‘Arrow’

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The CW has handed a full season order to break out hit Arrow. The order, which brings the show’s first season to a total of 22 episodes, had been expected for some time.

Arrow has the distinction of being the network’s highest rated original scripted series currently on the air. The show’s premiere episode pulled in 4.0 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo in live+same day, the highest ratings of any series premiere on the network in more than three years. Furthermore, Arrow managed a rare feat this fall season: maintaining its audience. The show’s second episode was steady in the demo, pulling in 3.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo in live+same day.

“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for the CW on several levels, especially with Arrow, which was the network’s most watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season,” said Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW. “I’m proud of the quality of Arrow and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”