Ratings: Arrow “Thanksgiving” Hits A Series Low Ratings: Arrow “Thanksgiving” Hits A Series Low
Arrow hit ratings lows for the episode "Thanksgiving." Ratings: Arrow “Thanksgiving” Hits A Series Low

Should we all take bets on there not being new episodes on the Thanksgiving before a new crossover next year?

Arrow posted series-low ratings last night for “Thanksgiving.” It’s still better than Valor most weeks, but hey! The show had an 0.3/1 in the Ages 18-49 demo and 1.11 million viewers. Obviously people will be catching up via DVR, streaming, and the CW app which should bring the final numbers up.

Before anyone blames Arrow itself for the ratings – do also note that Supernatural also hit a series low last night. Series low out of 13 seasons. It was just not a good night for new programming, between Turkey Day and football.

What did you think of “Thanksgiving?” Come talk about it on our Arrow forum at KSiteTV!

Do remember the next new episode of Arrow is on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 as part as the four-show “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover event. Photos from the Arrow chapter can be found here.

Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show’s Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.

  • LEO

    November 24, 2017 #1 Author

    I LIKE , GOOD EP, INTERACTION OLIVER AND EXCELLENT DIGGLE …. THE RETURN OF GREEN ARROW ENTRY DIGNA !! OLICITY AT THE POINT , AND RETURN OF THEA, SO THE LAME OF THIS YEAR IS THE FAMILY THEN NOW COMPLETE

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  • Paul

    November 26, 2017 #2 Author

    How is it possible that even with the ratings dropping at a fast pace – specifically going from 0.5/1 to 0.3/1 in the Ages 18-49 demographic, not to mention only 1.11 million viewers watched it – the OP continues to be in denial and giving pathetic excuses to this failling show.

    Every week is the same thing: “Oh, there was football last night”; “Oh, this X-series had low ratings as well”; “It was still better than this… bla bla bla”

    Why can’t you just accept that the show will meet its end this year?

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    • Craig Byrne

      November 26, 2017 #3 Author

      Very easily. I’ve been writing about TV for 20 years, and I’ve seen ratings trends. A fall in ratings does happen due to other circumstances like football, etc. It doesn’t happen because “a show got bad.”

      Again, note that Supernatural was also down Thursday night. You don’t like the “excuses?” Don’t read them. They’re valid points.

      The only way this year is the last for Arrow is if for some reason unknown to us Stephen was NOT signed already for Season 7 (and all indicators point to that he was) or if there’s more blowback from the Kreisberg thing a few weeks ago that causes more trouble for any of the shows. I’d be the first to admit there are too many DC TV shows on The CW all at once right now — but if they’re making a profit and still in the higher part of the pack ratings wise, they’ll continue. Right now, Arrow is #6 out of 10 shows on the network.

      The other thing you have to consider is I think the #1 thing that kills a show is viewer apathy. If fans don’t care anymore, and aren’t talking about it, that’s when a show will die. Note last year, Frequency and No Tomorrow had very little buzz yet Riverdale did. Guess which one got renewed? If people stop caring about Arrow entirely, then there’s the argument to make it end. Not happening yet.

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