Black Lightning premiered on Tuesday night as the CW’s highest-rated debut in two years.
Black Lightning premiered to 2.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, tying the demo score of lead-in The Flash and losing less than 200,000 of it’s viewers. With these numbers, Black Lightning has joined the CW’s lineup of superhero dramas as the network’s highest-rated premiere in two years.
Black Lightning continues next week with the episode titled “Lawanda: The Book of Hope.” You can read the official synopsis below!
IS HE BACK? – As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning (Cress Williams) back? Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams), noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) struggles with his decision, Gambi (James Remar) urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience. Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Salim Akil and directed by Oz Scott (#102).
Black Lightning airs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on The CW.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter