A new drama series that has pumped up viewership in its time slot on CBS has earned an extension from the network. CBS ordered seven additional episodes of “Supergirl,” bringing the total order to 20 episodes for the show’s freshman season.
CBS has now extended its orders for all four of its new fall series, including “Life in Pieces,” “Limitless” and “Code Black.”
“Supergirl,” which launched Oct. 26, has been averaging 11.24 million total viewers, with a 2.8 average rating in adults 18-49 and a 3.5 average in adults 25-54. The show has improved its time period from a year ago by +46% in viewers, +40% in adults 18-49 and +25% in adults 25-54.
Based on DC Comics characters, the series stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.