The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman series, "The Flash" and "Jane the Virgin," it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, network president.
"The Flash" debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings, and was the network's highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years, since "The Vampire Diaries" debuted in 2009.
The most critically acclaimed new series of the season, "Jane the Virgin" bowed with The CW's most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years. TV Guide called "Jane the Virgin" the "#1 Must-See" new show of the season, and named star Gina Rodriguez the "most inspiring young actress on TV today." Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said "Jane" was "by far the best network pilot -drama or comedy" this season.
"We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with 'The Flash' launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and 'Jane the Virgin' recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country," Pedowitz said. "Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and 'The Flash' and 'Jane' have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I'm thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series."