Love it or hate it, but it can’t be denied that the CW is a genre friendly channel. Yes it’s a channel whose programming is squarely aimed at the teenage/early twenties demographic, but it seems that post Twilight audience appreciates a little sci-fi, horror, and fantasy.
It’s the home of Smallville, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow. And now the CW bolsters its position as a genre friendly channel by ordering a full season of 22 episodes for each of its new shows, The Tomorrow People, The Originals and Reign.
“We’re excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.”
The CW has increased its audience by 9% over the past year so it’s clearly doing something right. Maybe they could reveal their secret to the producers of Grimm, Dracula and Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., all of which are hemorrhaging viewers. Dracula’s audience was down by 28% for its second episode, but most alarmingly Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. has lost nearly 50% of its audience after just a handful of episodes. Scary!
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