“Black Lightning” electrified viewers on Tuesday night to become to The CW’s highest rated original series premiere in two years!
Airing at 9 p.m., “Black Lightning” drew a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers. It retained all of its lead in in the key demo and more than 90 percent in total viewers from “The Flash” (0.8, 2.5 million), which aired at 8 p.m.
Those numbers also put “Black Lightning” on par with the Season 2 premiere of “Riverdale” (0.8, 2.3 million) in October. It was The CW’s highest rated original series premiere in two years since the launch of “Legends of Tomorrow” (1.2, 3.2 million).
About The Show:
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind.
Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
Watch the latest trailer below:
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