The CW’s Riverdale premiered last night and faced strong competition that may have hindered the show’s ratings. TVLine reports that the modern adaptation of Archie Comics debuted to 1.37 million viewers with a 0.5 demo rating.
Riverdale will continue next week with the episode titled “A Touch of Evil”.
“Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
SECRETS UNRAVELED — As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie (KJ Apa) pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty (Lili Reinhart) makes an effort to mend her friendship with Archie but takes a different stance with Veronica (Camila Mendes), who is trying to make up for her actions. With rumors around her brother’s death running rampant, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) deals with the pressure in true Queen Bee fashion, while tensions boil over when Jughead (Cole Sprouse) stumbles upon a secret Archie was hoping to keep hidden. Finally, plans for the annual fall pep rally move forward with a performance by Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats and a special appearance by Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens.) Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick and Luke Perry also star. Lee Toland Krieger directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#102.) Original airdate 2/2/2017.”
You can watch a promo for the second episode here.
Riverdale airs on Thursday at 9:00 PM ET on The CW.