In the latest episode of Batwoman titled “How Queer Everything Is Today”, it has lost 38% of its viewers!
The CW’s DCTV, also known as the ‘Arrowverse’, has been a huge success for Warner Brothers. Although Arrow which started the universe will come to an end, other shows will have a chance to spotlight themselves. One of which is Batwoman.
Last year, when The CW announced Ruby Rose as their new hero of Gotham, the internet wasn’t pleased with the casting choice, so much that Rose had to deactivate her Twitter account as hate comments were pouring in.
It came as a shock when Batwoman was The CW’s second most watched show, just behind The Flash. That was enough for The CW to renew Batwoman for a second season.
However, that may have been too much of a bold decision. Sunday night’s Batwoman episode titled “How Queer Everything Is Today” lost a large number of its viewers.
Excluding the ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ crossover episode, Batwoman has been averaging around 1.26 million viewers, but the post-Crisis episode that aired Sunday, only managed to have 780k viewers. That’s a 38% drop from the season’s average and a loss of over 480k.
The episode highlighted both Kate’s and Batwoman‘s LGBT lifestyle. Batwoman was even featured on Catco’s cover as a lesbian.
Although, many agree that it is empowering to have an openly gay superhero to lead a series, which was never done before. But is it also killing the show?
When the word ‘queer’ is associated with superheroes, people don’t seem to care. This was even mentioned in the show, as a podcaster stated, “We don’t like politics with our superheroes.”
Batwoman star Ruby Rose strongly disagrees as she stated many times that she would have loved a show like this while growing up.
It has also been reported that next year’s crossover will be much smaller than the Crisis, which is a good thing for a number of reasons.
“Three years after billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego Batman disappeared, his cousin Kate Kane sets out to overcome her demons and become a symbol of hope by protecting the streets of Gotham City as Batwoman.”
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