Ruby Rose and The CW’s Batwoman tanked in the ratings with the release of episode 2, “The Rabbit Hole” on Sunday night.

TVLine reports the second episode had a 0.3 rating and only had 1.46 million viewers. The first episode had a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.86 million viewers. An encore aired on Monday last week that saw the show bring in 1.1 million total viewers.

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Without factoring in the encore audience the show had a 36% loss in its rating and an over 22% loss in its total viewers. If you factor in the encore and assume it was all new viewers the total viewer loss was over 50%.

The show’s Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes continues to be in the dumpster with a 12% rating from 5119 user ratings. The average rating is 1.2 out of 5.

However, the critics’ Tomatometer score sits at 69% with an average rating of 6.42 out of 10 from 39 reviews. There are 27 fresh reviews and 12 rotten.

Batwoman airs on Sundays at 8 PM on The CW and exclusively streams on The CW app and website on Mondays.

The next episode Down Down Down airs on October 20th.

Check out the promo:


Not only was Batwoman viewership down, but Supergirl’s ratings and viewership also plummeted. TVLine reports Supergirl dropped to a 0.3 rating with total viewership at 974,000. The premiere episode had a 0.37 rating an 1.263 million viewers. It was a 23% drop in viewership and 25 percent drop in the ratings.

TV Series Finale reports Supergirl averaged a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic with an average of 1.21 million viewers per episode in Season 4.

The show had a much smaller drop off in its viewership and ratings between the first two episodes in Season 4. It premiered with 1.523 million viewers and a 0.45 rating. By the second episode it would have a 0.38 rating and total viewers of 1.341 million. That was a 15% and almost 12% drop.

The show’s Season 4 finale would have a 0.30 rating and total viewership of 1.074 million.

Supergirl’s Rotten Tomatoes score is not nearly as bad as Batwoman. The Audience Score sits at 59% from 63 user ratings. The average rating is 3.1 out of 5.

The critics’ Tomatometer score is at 99% rating with a 7.8 out of 10 average rating from 11 reviews.

Supergirl airs on The CW on Sundays at 9 PM.

The next episode Blurred Lines debuts on October 20th.

Check out the promo trailer.

What do you make of these ratings and viewership decreases for Batwoman and Supergirl?

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