Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Holds Steady While MODERN FAMILY Surges

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TV ratings for Wednesday, November 19th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow (read Dave’s recap here) matched last week’s 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.63 million viewers, while The 100 rose a tenth to a 0.6 rating and garnered 1.66 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Modern Family was both the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night with a 3.7 rating and 10.9 million viewers, which is up half a ratings point from last week’s 3.2 rating.  The Middle, meanwhile, rose three tenths to a 2.2 rating and 8.32 million viewers, The Goldbergs also rose three tenths to a 2.4 rating and scored 7.7 million viewers, black-ish ticked up a tenth to a 2.6 rating and 7.95 million viewers, and Nashville was up a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 5.51 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds matched last week’s 2.3 rating and scored 10.61 million viewers, while Stalker was up three tenths to a 1.7 rating and garnered 7.98 million viewres.
  • NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura was up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 8.57 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dropped six tenths to a 1.8 rating and garnered 7.86 million viewers, and Chicago PD was down six tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Red Band Society was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.95 million viewers.

ARROW Recap: “Draw Back Your Bow”

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Wait, what?  Oh it’s November, nevermind.  Tonight’s episode of Arrow was a bit of a one-off episode that introduced the obsessed archer character Carrie Cutter, aka Cupid (Amy Gumenick).  Though she was the night’s main antagonist, she was in good company with a plentiful amount of DC Easter eggs for fans to spot, everything from nods to somewhat obscure locations, to potential future villains, all the way up to a big reveal of a newly introduced villain to the show, right at the episode’s close.  Though “Draw Back Your Bow” didn’t leave us with any massive cliffhangers as we await the Arrow/The Flash crossover, it did a nice job of pleasing fans of the show’s comicbook origins and its relationships of ever-increasing drama.

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

Over 20 Images From the FLASH VS. ARROW Crossover Episode Team Grant Gustin With Stephen Amell

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The Flash seems to be getting decent ratings on its own (and is more universally loved than Arrow, at least to this outsider), so it doesn’t really need to do a crossover episode at this point, even though such a thing has most certainly been in the cards since the show’s inception.

I keep meaning to carve aside some time to dig into both of these series, but they keep eluding me. Maybe if I check out the crossover episode that will be a decent place to dive in to get a flavor of both?  Regardless, for existing fans of the shows these images of Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell spending more time together than usual prove to be a nice afternoon surprise.  Part one of the Flash vs. Arrow crossover event is technically an episode of The Flash and airs on the CW on December 2nd at 8/9PM ET.  Hit the jump to check out the images. 

Amy Gumenick Talks ARROW Season 3, Cupid’s Motivations, the Show’s Knack for Creating Bad-Ass Women, and More

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In Episode 307 of The CW drama series Arrow, entitled “Draw Back Your Bow,” we get a deeper exploration of the Arrow-obsessed serial killer that we have only just gotten a glimpse of.  Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick), aka Cupid, is convinced that The Arrow (Stephen Amell) is her one true love and will stop at nothing, no matter how deadly, to get his attention.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Amy Gumenick talked about having no idea which character she was actually up for when she auditioned, what an honor it is to bring to life a character that was created for the comics by executive producer Andrew Kreisberg (the writer of the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series, at the time), who Cupid is and what her motives are, what it is about The Arrow that attracted her attention, why The Arrow is caught off guard by Cupid, how bad-ass it feels to put on the costume and pick up the bow and arrows, and that her character will go to any and every extreme possible to prove her love and have her happy ending.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and MODERN FAMILY Drop; Crossover Event Boosts LAW & ORDER: SVU and CHICAGO PD

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TV ratings for Wednesday, November 12th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow (read Dave’s recap here) was down 18% to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.57 million viewers, while The 100 rose 20% to a 0.6 rating and 1.79 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Modern Family fell 11% to a season low 3.1 rating and 9.77 million viewers, while The Middle rose 6% to a 1.9 rating and 8.12 million viewers, The Goldbergs was down 5% to a 2.1 rating and 7.54 million viewers, black-ish dropped 7% to a 2.5 rating and 7.87 million viewers, and Nashville was even with a 1.4 rating and scored5.63 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds was up 10% to a 2.3 rating and garnered 10.1 million viewers, and Stalker dropped 7% to a 1.4 rating and scored 6.98 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Red Band Society was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.84 million viewers.
  • On NBC, the crossover event rose both Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD, with the former up 50% to a 2.4 rating and 10.01 million viewers and PD up 57% to a 2.2 rating and 9.47 million viewers.

ARROW Recap: “Guilty”

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Boy oh boy did The CW’s Arrow do an awful lot of comicbook fan servicing tonight!  Some DC characters mentioned tonight we’ve already seen on previous episodes of the show, and some are currently transforming into their villainous/heroic alter egos, and still others are likely relatively unknown to the general viewing audience.  Staying true to its comicbook source is certainly a great way to keep the fans happy, but it helps when the show’s writing, acting, and stuntwork is so much better than network TV has any right to be.

Arrow continues to introduce compelling plot twists and dramatic character conflicts that really ratchet up the tension in each hour, but wisely never become so attached to these arcs that they linger on them for endless episodes.  This taut writing keeps Arrow freshly paced and exciting to watch week after week.  Plus, what other show has boxing glove arrows?

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

New ARROW Images Offer a First Look at Katie Cassidy as Black Canary

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The CW has unveiled some new Arrow images that provide a closer look at a character that I assume fans of the show and/or comics have been anticipating for some time.  Actress Katie Cassidy has been playing Laurel Lance since the DC Comics adaptation’s first season in 2012, but it appears that her character will also be assuming the alter ego of Black Canary in upcoming episodes.  In the comics, Black Canary first appeared in 1947 and was one of DC’s very first superheroines.  I don’t watch the show so I’m not familiar with how Black Canary’s emergence affects the ensemble, but I’m sure Arrow fans are eager to get a look at the character’s costume.

Check out the first Arrow Black Canary images after the jump, and click here to catch up on all of Dave’s recaps.  The series airs Wednesday nights on The CW.

Colton Haynes Talks ARROW Season 3, Roy Harper’s Journey, His Relationship with Thea, If We’ll Get More Backstory on His Character and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 of The CW hit series is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 306, entitled “Guilty,” Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) is struggling with disturbing dreams that he’s having and shares a secret with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider (which took place prior to the big reveal involving Roy Harper in Episode 305, so it’s not directly addressed in this interview, but likely wouldn’t have gotten a direct answer anyway since that would be a major spoiler), actor Colton Haynes talked about how having no idea where his character would ultimately go when he signed on, what’s most surprised him about Roy Harper’s journey, where things are headed between Roy and Thea (Willa Holland), whether we might ever learn more about Roy’s backstory, that fans are going to hate who’s ultimately responsible for Sara’s (Caity Lotz) murder, and that he loves the built-in butt that his superhero costume gives him.  He also talked about the great experience he had working in Australia on San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

J.R. Ramirez Talks ARROW Season 3, Joining the Show Without Knowing What Role He Was Playing, Working with Katie Cassidy, Starz’s POWER, and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 of The CW hit series is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 6, entitled “Guilty,” a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym and Ted Grant (J.R. Ramirez) is the main suspect, leading Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to argue over Ted’s innocence.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor J.R. Ramirez (who also plays Julio on the Starz drama series Power) talked about not knowing exactly what role he’d be playing until he got hired, who Ted Grant (aka Wildcat) really is, why he loves having people under-estimate him, the similarities he sees in Laurel, how much fun he has working with Katie Cassidy, how big this next episode is for his character, having a run-in with the Arrow, and how grateful he is to have the challenge of developing and exploring two very different characters on two different shows.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Flat; CHICAGO PD Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Wednesday, November 5th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow (read Dave’s recap here) was even with last week’s 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.62 million viewers.  The 100, meanwhile, earned a 0.6 rating in the demo for a rise of one tenth and scored 1.72 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds fell two tenths to a series low 2.1 rating and garnered 9.63 million viewers, but was still the most-watched scripted program of the night.  Stalker dropped a tenth to a 1.5 rating and scored 7.28 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Mysteries of Laura was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 7.76 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU was even with its last new episode’s 1.6 rating and garnered 6.91 million viewers, and Chicago PD fell two tenths to a series low 1.3 rating and 6.09 million viewers.
  • Fox’s new drama series Red Band Society was down a tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 2.87 million viewers.

ARROW Recap: “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak”

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The CW’s The Flash took last night off, but Arrow never rests!  Well, to be fair, the normal plot line of this season takes a bit of a siesta as we focus instead on “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.”  Not only do we get to see Emily Bett Rickards in her previous iteration as a Goth college hacker, and Felicity’s mom Donna, we actually get quite a bit of Stephen Amell outside of his Arrow costume.  Amell’s come a long way in these two seasons and change, and tonight’s episode was a reminder of why he’s the show’s leading man.  So it was a nice, fun, diversionary episode … and then the ending scene hits from out of nowhere.

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

Emily Bett Rickards Talks ARROW Season 3, the Cast’s Reaction to “Goth Felicity”, Her Character’s Relationship with Barry Allen, and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 305, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, and Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. And of course, life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Emily Bett Rickards talked about how cool it is to get an episode named after her character, how Felicity’s past turmoil and troubles surprised her, getting to explore Felicity’s goth period, how nobody recognized her in the hair and make-up, Felicity’s college relationship, the dynamic with her mother, the future for Felicity and Oliver, why she needs the fun and light she has with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), and the importance of Felicity and Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) friendship.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

ARROW Recap: “The Magician”

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Felicity’s nowhere to be seen on tonight’s episode of Arrow, but that’s because she’s taking a much-needed vacation excursion to Central City to visit The Flash.  Can Team Arrow survive without her?  Yeah, of course they can, but to help out in her absence, Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) lends her bow in the effort to track down this season’s mysterious murderer.  That case is an enjoyable slow burn in an otherwise fast-paced and action-filled season thus far, but now a new enemy has appeared on the horizon and Team Arrow may have to forge some undesirable alliances to get out of this mess alive.

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

ARROW Recap: “Corto Maltese”

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Pack your bags (but leave your bows), because Arrow’s headed to a vacation destination!  Don’t worry, we still spend plenty of time in Starling City, but the change of scenery was a nice way for Team Arrow to get into the action in a very different setting.  They get a little bit of time to relax in the sun and the sand, but it isn’t long before international espionage and automatic weapons rear their ugly heads.  Oh, wait, while Arrow’s gone, who’s minding the store back in Starling City?

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

ARROW Recap: “Sara”

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Warner Bros. went a little crazy with the movie news today, but nary a word was heard on Green Arrow’s appearance on the big screen.  That’s fine.  We’ll continue to join the Emerald Archer on The CW’s Arrow.  The action takes a bit of a backseat to the drama in this week’s episode, which makes sense considering the shocking conclusion of their season three premiere.  That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of fighting, feuding, and flying out of buildings to be found, because if it’s one thing Arrow does better than most it’s balancing heroic action beats with strong character dynamics, even when the team is bidding farewell to one of their own.

Hit the jump for our Arrow recap.

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