Batwoman: Cancelled by The CW; No Season Four for Superhero Series (Reactions)

Batwoman TV show on The CW: canceled or renewed for season 4?

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Ryan’s time in Gotham won’t continue into the 2022-23 television season. The CW has cancelled the Batwoman TV show so viewers won’t be getting a fourth year. Season three finished airing in March.

A superhero drama series, Batwoman TV show Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Victoria Cartagena, Robin Givens, and Nick Creegan. The show is based on the DC Comics character and initially revolved around Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a strong woman who never planned to be Gotham City’s new vigilante — Batwoman. Kate disappeared and Ryan Wilder (Leslie) discovered her Batsuit and picked up the mantle. In season three, Ryan works to protect Gotham’s underserved communities and she and the Bat Team focus on finding Batman’s scattered trophies — a collection of objects seized from Gotham’s most infamous villains — before they land in pernicious hands. Ryan also struggles with the bombshell dropped by Alice (Skarsten), that her birth mother is still alive.

Airing on Wednesday nights, the third season of Batwoman averages a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 458,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM). Compared to season two, that’s down by 28% in the demo and down by 8% in viewership. The series ranked eighth of the network’s current crop of 16 scripted shows.  In the live+7 day ratings, Batwoman drew a 0.16 demo and 755,000 viewers, picking up 84% and 65% in the categories, respectively.

Series showrunner Caroline Dries broke the news of the CW’s cancellation via Twitter.

The cancellation news comes as Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global are looking to sell the network.  There’s been speculation that CW would not be renewing as many shows as it has in the past few years. Additional cancellations are likely on the way.

What do you think? Have you been watching the Batwoman TV show on The CW? Are you sorry to hear that the series has been cancelled and won’t have a fourth season?

Check out our CW status sheet to track the smallest network’s new series pickups, renewals, and cancellations. You can find lists of cancelled shows here.

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