The CW has released a video preview for Arrow 2.03 'Broken Dolls'. At the present time, we don't know if Summer Glau will be in this episode.
Arrow 2x03 "Broken Dolls" - Lance (Paul Blackthorne) learns a criminal named Barton Mathis (guest star Michael Eklund), whom he put away years ago, broke out of prison during the quake and is back to torturing and murdering women. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) offers herself as bait so Arrow (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lance can catch this villain, but the plan goes awry. Furious, Mathis kidnaps Laurel (Katie Cassidy) in retaliation and plans to murder her while Lance watches. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) and Oliver are stunned when District Attorney Adam Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) seeks the death penalty for Moira (Susanna Thompson). Oliver asks Roy (Colton Haynes) to help him find the Canary (Caity Lotz). Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu (#203).
FYI, the current black canary is Laurel lance's presumed dead sister Sara, played by Caity Lotz, but Arrow producers said that Laurel will be Black Canary at some point in the show. So maybe something will happen to this Canary and Laurel will take the mantle in Season 3 or later.
Check out this hilarious motion comic parodying a scene from the season opener of Arrow, 'City of Heroes'. Have fun spotting the Firefly/Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles reference!
Felicity's Bagels is an original motion comic, staring Felicity from tv's ARROW, based on comic superhero Green Arrow. Felicity's Bagels is a tale of woe, crime and deception, set in Starling City (Star City). the tale takes place along the beginning timeline of CW TV's ARROW, episode1, "City of Heroes."
I can't wait to see more episodes with Summer Glau, Oliver Queen and Emily Bett Rickards...based on the scene pictured in the production stills for episode 4, for example.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased us earlier today with the title page of the 9th episode of Arrow.
Shooting is underway on Ep. 209 of #arrow!
At the present time, we don't know if Summer Glau will be in this episode. But we do know Isabel Rochev will appear in episode 2x04 'Crucible'; check out the production stills and teaser video released previously.
Good news! The Live + 3 Day DVR viewing for the season premieres of Arrow and The Tomorrow People saw significant ratings gains compared to Live + Same Day ratings.
Here's the press note from The CW:
The season premiere of Arrow saw sizable increases in Live + 3 Day delayed viewing versus Live + Same Day ratings. In total viewers, Arrow saw a 34% gain over L+SD viewing, gaining nearly a million viewers (2.73M vs 3.68M). In adults 18-49, Arrow grew 41% (0.93 vs. 1.3), and in adults 18-34 it increased 27% (0.85 vs. 1.08).
The delayed viewing was up considerably from last season’s premiere, when Arrow gained just 16% in total viewers when L+3 viewing was added, and gained 21% in A18-49 and 24% in A18-34.
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE also rose considerably in L+3 viewing, rising 27% in total viewers compared to L+SD (2.31M vs 2.96M), up 50% in A18-34 (0.54 vs 0.81) and gaining 34% in A18-49 (0.85 vs. 1.15).
It must be said that the ratings that the advertisers pay for (the C+3 commercial ratings) are mostly based on the Live+Same Day ratings. Yet the Live + 3 Day ratings are interesting for the networks for all sorts of analysis on viewership and behavior, especially for The CW, which has the highest concentration of young, technology-prone viewers.
Don't miss Arrow season 2 episode 2 titled 'Identity' on Wednesdays at 8/7c!
Arrow 2.02 'Identity' - Extended Preview
The CW has debuted a new promo for the series that asks the question "Who is Oliver Queen?" with some new footage from the rest of the season. You can catch a glimpse of Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev from season opener 'City of Heroes', as well as new footage for next week's second episode 'Identity' which sees Kelly Hu back as China White alongside the first appearance of Bronze Tiger, played by Michael Jai White . Check it out below!
Unfortunately Summer Glau is not in this episode, but I'm sure she'll be back soon!
Meanwhile, you can watch the teaser from an upcoming episode that leaked online, featuring Isabel Rochev, Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.
Don't miss Arrow Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
The guys at Fan Voice got the chance to chat with writer/executive producer Marc Guggenheim about what’s coming in Arrow Season 2.
Check out what he has to say about Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev below. We learn for example that Arrow executive producers wanted to bring on Isabel Rochev as soon as in season one.
Fan Voice: You’ve got a bunch of new characters this season, and we’ll get to Flash because of course we have to, but let’s talk a little bit about Isabel (Summer Glau).
Marc Guggenheim: Isabel is actually a character we wanted to bring on into Season 1, and as with a lot of ideas we had for Season 1, even though we had twenty-three episodes, we still had more ideas than we had episodes. When we talked about ideas for Season 2, one of the things we wanted to was put Oliver in a different situation with respect to his non-Arrow life than we explored in season one, and that was to have him be more involved in Queen Consolidated. In thinking about that, we remembered this character Isabel Rochev, who in the comic was a corporate antagonist to Oliver at Queen Consolidated, and we kind of liked the idea that Oliver as Oliver Queen is facing someone who doesn’t like him, who isn’t loyal to him who he can have a sort of complex relationship with that is independent of his existence as The Arrow. We want Oliver Queen’s life to be as interesting as The Arrow’s life. Isabel gives him that.
To support this statement, you may recall that Isabel's name appears in George Queen' book of corrupt people that Oliver is hunting down ever since he has come back from the island (see screencap from the pilot below):
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg mentioned that the fact that Isabel was on that list will be addressed later on during season 2.
It's gonna be really interesting to see which way the Isabel and Oliver relationship is heading. It seems sparks starts to fly between Oliver and Isabel, judging by the clip from an upcoming episode of Arrow unveiled recently.
Don't miss the next episode of Arrow titled "Identity" on The CW on Wednesday, October 13 at 8pm.
On the CW, the season two premiere of Arrow earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.74 million viewers, even with its May 2013 finale in adults 18-49 demo (0.9), up in adult 18-34 (0.8) and about event in total viewers (2.77 M).
It was down from last year's 1.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating but a series premiere always scores higher ratings, then it stabilizes.
The series debut of The Tomorrow People earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.32 million viewers, up one tenth from the premiere ratings for Supernatural last year in the timeslot.
The Tomorrow People retained Arrow demo and most of its audience is a good start and will be okay if it can hold up, the AmellWednesdays worked fine. Considering all the publicity and the recent casting news, I was hoping they would surprise everyone and both debut above a 1.0 but given the year every network is having, those are pretty respectable numbers for the CW.
Conclusion: Arrow and TTP ratings are decent, if not stellar.
Comparisons with other CW shows:
On Monday, the season premiere of Hart Of Dixie (3rd season) scored a 0.4, down three tenths from last year's 0.7 premiere rating and down two tenths from last season's 0.6 rating for the season finale.
The second season premiere of Beauty and the Beast scored a 0.3, also down sharply from last year's 1.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating, and down two tenth from the 0.5 the season finale earned (By comparison, Arrow did much better in its second season).
Conclusion: bad numbers for Hart of Dixie (it will probably get renewed for syndication reasons though) and Beauty and the Beast
On Tuesday, The Originals earned a 0.9 rating and 1.90 million viewers, down a tenth from its 1.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating. The season premiere of Supernatural earned a 1.2 and 2.50 million viewers, up from from last season's 0.8 adults 18-49 premiere rating.
Conclusion: still strong for The Original and whooping ratings for SPN (even if competition was weak in its timeslot)
On Thursday, the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 2.55 million viewers, down 25 percent from a 1.6 for last year’s premiere on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The series premiere of The Originals garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.15 million viewers, down 25 percent from a 1.2 for the series premiere of Beauty & the Beast.
Conclusion: quite disappointing for TVD and TO premieres, but these are still acceptable numbers
NBC's sci-fi show Revolution share the same audience and the same timeslot - 8pm Wednesday - as Comics-based Arrow, but it delivered poor ratings in the last three weeks: after matching a series low with a 1.8 adults 18-49 season premiere rating, the series hit a new low last week with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and again a series low this week with a 1.5 adults 18-49. Will Revolution continue to drop, or will we see it stabilize in the following weeks?
I would like to mention that Arrow is not a breakout hit or a rating hit as many online articles say, it's a simply a solid show. It may be the CW show with most viewers of all their shows but the only numbers that matters to advertisers are the adults 18-49 rating, and both The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural have better ratings than Arrow.
Side note: the number of viewers includes live and same day viewers.
Source of rating numbers: TV by the Numbers
The CW has released a new promo for the season 2 premiere of Arrow. Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev is not in it but it should make you excited for the show's return.
The minute long spot looks nearly Christopher Nolan-level good. This clip has everything: racing motorcycles, flipping cars, machine guns, angry protesters, passionate embraces, graveyard visits, parachutes, pleas for helps, solemn vows, a Black Canary, and so much broken glass. This looks bigger than television, to be perfectly honest, and we now have our fingers crossed that the new episodes deliver on this hefty promise.
Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes have posted new behind the scenes images showing the cast of Arrow on set, including newcomers Summer Glau and Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash.
Don’t miss the season two premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c on The CW!