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Anticipation for  Black Lightning was high going into the premiere as it adds more diversity to The CW’s lineup, but also thanks to the show’s cast and promotional materials. Starring Cress Williams, the Black Lightning promos  promised some solid family drama to go along with the slick superhero action. The pilot delivered on the promises of the marketing campaign, and earned some solid ratings for its efforts.

Variety  is reporting that  Black Lightning  debuted last night with ratings high enough to make it The CW’s biggest premiere in two years. Sporting a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.3 million viewers,  Black Lighting  was also on par with  Riverdale ‘s noteworthy debut last year. These numbers should only rise once DVR and On Demand views are accounted for.

The fact that  Black Lightning can debut on par with  Riverdale is quite impressive, and should bode well for the show’s longterm future. Both of the aforementioned shows are based on existing IP, and the network is very fond of  Riverdale . As long as  Black Lightning continues to hold steady (or even improve), it should have no trouble continuing. Once The CW knows it will be around longer, then the conversations about  Black Lightning crossing over with the Arrowverse could start up.

Anticipation for  Black Lightning was high going into the premiere as it adds more diversity to The CW’s lineup, but also thanks to the show’s cast and promotional materials. Starring Cress Williams, the Black Lightning promos  promised some solid family drama to go along with the slick superhero action. The pilot delivered on the promises of the marketing campaign, and earned some solid ratings for its efforts.

Variety  is reporting that  Black Lightning  debuted last night with ratings high enough to make it The CW’s biggest premiere in two years. Sporting a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.3 million viewers,  Black Lighting  was also on par with  Riverdale ‘s noteworthy debut last year. These numbers should only rise once DVR and On Demand views are accounted for.

The fact that  Black Lightning can debut on par with  Riverdale is quite impressive, and should bode well for the show’s longterm future. Both of the aforementioned shows are based on existing IP, and the network is very fond of  Riverdale . As long as  Black Lightning continues to hold steady (or even improve), it should have no trouble continuing. Once The CW knows it will be around longer, then the conversations about  Black Lightning crossing over with the Arrowverse could start up.

The Tomatometer score — based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics — is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.

... it's already managed to distinguish itself not only from the Arrowverse (which includes shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl), but also from Marvel's Luke Cage, the series that's usually mentioned in the same breath.

Anticipation for  Black Lightning was high going into the premiere as it adds more diversity to The CW’s lineup, but also thanks to the show’s cast and promotional materials. Starring Cress Williams, the Black Lightning promos  promised some solid family drama to go along with the slick superhero action. The pilot delivered on the promises of the marketing campaign, and earned some solid ratings for its efforts.

Variety  is reporting that  Black Lightning  debuted last night with ratings high enough to make it The CW’s biggest premiere in two years. Sporting a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.3 million viewers,  Black Lighting  was also on par with  Riverdale ‘s noteworthy debut last year. These numbers should only rise once DVR and On Demand views are accounted for.

The fact that  Black Lightning can debut on par with  Riverdale is quite impressive, and should bode well for the show’s longterm future. Both of the aforementioned shows are based on existing IP, and the network is very fond of  Riverdale . As long as  Black Lightning continues to hold steady (or even improve), it should have no trouble continuing. Once The CW knows it will be around longer, then the conversations about  Black Lightning crossing over with the Arrowverse could start up.

The Tomatometer score — based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics — is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.

... it's already managed to distinguish itself not only from the Arrowverse (which includes shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl), but also from Marvel's Luke Cage, the series that's usually mentioned in the same breath.

Black Lightning debuted this week with a bang, scoring The CW network its best series premiere since Legends of Tomorrow two years ago, and getting positive buzz from fans and critics alike.

SYFY WIRE was on hand at the premiere for a red-carpet interview with the cast of the new superhero series, including star Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce), Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce), Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce), and James Remar (Peter Gambi). Check out the video below, where we talk musical episodes, working-class superheroes as opposed to billionaire ones (looking at you, Bruce Wayne, Oliver Queen, and Tony Stark), and more.

Some of the highlights of the interviews include Cress Williams being thrilled to be the first actor ever to play Black Lightning, the superhero originally created in 1977 by writer Tony Isabella with artist Trevor Von Eeden for DC Comics. “I’m really excited to originate it. You know, one of my friends who’s a huge comic book fan, he’s like, 'You know, you’re not following in somebody else’s footsteps, like you’re creating this character, so if they ever do it again, it’s gonna be always going back to you.' And that’s very exciting.”

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06.03.2018  · Watch full episodes of Black Lightning and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at TVGuide.com

Anticipation for  Black Lightning was high going into the premiere as it adds more diversity to The CW’s lineup, but also thanks to the show’s cast and promotional materials. Starring Cress Williams, the Black Lightning promos  promised some solid family drama to go along with the slick superhero action. The pilot delivered on the promises of the marketing campaign, and earned some solid ratings for its efforts.

Variety  is reporting that  Black Lightning  debuted last night with ratings high enough to make it The CW’s biggest premiere in two years. Sporting a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.3 million viewers,  Black Lighting  was also on par with  Riverdale ‘s noteworthy debut last year. These numbers should only rise once DVR and On Demand views are accounted for.

The fact that  Black Lightning can debut on par with  Riverdale is quite impressive, and should bode well for the show’s longterm future. Both of the aforementioned shows are based on existing IP, and the network is very fond of  Riverdale . As long as  Black Lightning continues to hold steady (or even improve), it should have no trouble continuing. Once The CW knows it will be around longer, then the conversations about  Black Lightning crossing over with the Arrowverse could start up.

The Tomatometer score — based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics — is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.

... it's already managed to distinguish itself not only from the Arrowverse (which includes shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl), but also from Marvel's Luke Cage, the series that's usually mentioned in the same breath.

Black Lightning debuted this week with a bang, scoring The CW network its best series premiere since Legends of Tomorrow two years ago, and getting positive buzz from fans and critics alike.

SYFY WIRE was on hand at the premiere for a red-carpet interview with the cast of the new superhero series, including star Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce), Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce), Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce), and James Remar (Peter Gambi). Check out the video below, where we talk musical episodes, working-class superheroes as opposed to billionaire ones (looking at you, Bruce Wayne, Oliver Queen, and Tony Stark), and more.

Some of the highlights of the interviews include Cress Williams being thrilled to be the first actor ever to play Black Lightning, the superhero originally created in 1977 by writer Tony Isabella with artist Trevor Von Eeden for DC Comics. “I’m really excited to originate it. You know, one of my friends who’s a huge comic book fan, he’s like, 'You know, you’re not following in somebody else’s footsteps, like you’re creating this character, so if they ever do it again, it’s gonna be always going back to you.' And that’s very exciting.”


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