Going into Tuesday’s season finale, The CW’s “Black Lightning” had been demonstrating remarkable consistency in the ratings.
Even though they faced varying competition and sometimes aired without lead-in support from “The Flash,” the past eight episodes all drew the same 0.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.
The consistency continued with the finale. According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s “Black Lightning” drew a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
It averaged 1.69 million overall viewers, topping the 1.54 million viewer mark attained by the previous episode.
While “Black Lightning” has not been a ratings phenom, it has been a strong performer by CW standards. That contextual strength — and week-to-week stability — certainly justifies the network’s decision to order a second season.
— Tuesday’s CW lineup also included “The Flash,” which drew a 0.6 rating and 1.87 million viewers (versus a 0.6 and 1.82 million last week).