‘Arrow’ Slow Down? Ratings Fall Flat On Midseason Return

‘Arrow’ had it’s return to the air this past Wednesday, but could not compete with the President.

Trump had his first interview as President on Wednesday night, blowing every other show  out of the water. Oliver Queen and his team of badasses were no exception. ABC won with a massive 7.5 million viewers, clearing out the running for that night by a landslide.

The CW tried to fight on, but ‘Arrow’ only managed to have 1.68 million viewers. It’s also the second lowest numbers ever.  According to my source, the first time was due to game seven of the World Series back on November 9.

While the midseason started off with the biggest rivalry on the air waves, the season has so much left. Team Arrow will be coming back in a big way. With the return of Laurel Lance, (played by Katie Cassidy) Diggle living his life in jail, Felicity dealing with loss and heartbreak, and Oliver reuniting with Talia Al Guhl, we can expect nothing but the best to round off the season.

Cliffhanger ending perhaps?

Here’s the official synopsis for this weeks new episode:

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.

‘Arrow’ airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

Devon Kenney
Devon Kenney
A Washingtonian born and raised, trying to make my way in Indiana. A nerd from head to toe. In love with craft beer, horror, and Hall and Oates. Graduate from Academy of Art University with a degree in Screenwriting. Find me on Twitter and Instagram @Nightynight34