‘Arrow’ Season 5B Premieres With Series Low Ratings

Arrow returned last night, kicking off the winter season with a solid episode that saw Katie Cassidy reprise her role as the Earth-2 Laurel Lance aka Black Siren. Having been broken out of Star Labs’ metahuman prison by Prometheus, Black Siren was used to infiltrate Team Arrow in an attempt to tear them apart from the inside. You can check out our review here.

Unfortunately, the Winter premiere only had 1.68 million viewers and 0.6 demo rating. This marks the second-smallest audience the series has ever had and matches the series low in the demo.

After fans were left disappointed with season 4, Arrow star Stephen Amell said this year could the be the last for the series if they weren’t able to do what they do well again. Since season 5 premiered, Arrow has been trying to take the show back to its roots as a gritty, street-level crime-fighting drama but season 6 is already a lock for the series as it was recently renewed so there isn’t a concern for cancellation at this time.

Arrow season 5 continues next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW with the episode titled “Second Chances” as the search for a new Black Canary begins. You can check out the extended trailer here.

Here’s the official synopsis:

 “Second Chances” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

TALIA AL GHUL TAKES OLIVER UNDER HER WING — In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle (David Ramsey) but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis (Echo Kellum) tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star Juliana Harkavay), he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.

Mark Bunting directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Sarah Tarkoff (#511). Original airdate 2/1/2017.”

Be sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood next week for our weekly review.

Source: TV Line

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.