The fifth season finale of Arrow featured a climatic showdown between Oliver Queen and year-long nemesis Prometheus, concluding with a stunning cliffhanger that left the fate of several characters unresolved. Fortunately, after experiencing a ratings dip last week, the numbers for the final episode of the season were up as audiences were evidently eager to see the conflict between Green Arrow and Prometheus unfold.
TVByTheNumbers reports that the season finale drew in 1.68 million viewers and improved by a tenth of a point in the 18-49 demo with a 0.6 score.
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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.
Arrow will return next fall with a new time on Thursday at 9:00 pm ET on The CW.