Arrow's season debut dropped 33% from last year, provoking widespread panic in comic book fandom.
Season 2 of Arrow premiered Wednesday night on the CW with 2.68 million people watching, a 33% drop from the premiere of Season 1, provoking fears that the show will soon be canceled from a modern viewership that is, thanks to the internet, acutely aware of the inner workings of every aspect of the entertainment industry without having even the most rudimentary understanding of how it actually works.
"Aaaaaggghhhhhhhhh," shouted one Arrow fan after hearing the news about the ratings as he ran around in circles, waving his arms. "Aaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhhhhh!"
Despite the hysterical reaction, the show maintained the same level of viewership as its season finale, plus it is on the CW, which qualifies as a television network in the same sense that The Outhouse qualifies as part of "the press," which means the standards for success are considerably lower than if it were on a more serious channel, like the Food Network.
"At least it's doing better than Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which saw a 25% drop in only the first two episodes," began another Arrow fan, though she was unable to elaborate because the first fan abruptly shoved her out of the way of a large chunk of imaginary falling sky, saving her life.
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