The season 4 premiere of the CW's Legends of Tomorrow set a series low rating for the program. The CW is home to several superhero shows including Arrow and The Flash, which were the first two shows to kick off the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow is one of the newer superhero shows as it debuted in 2016. Many of the characters in Legends of Tomorrow first appeared on Arrow, but were brought back to star in the show; most notably Brandon Routh as The Atom and Caity Lotz as White Canary.
Over the last three seasons, Legends of Tomorrow has proven to be one of the weirdest shows in the Arrowverse. Due to the time travel element of the show, the series has been able to involve Elvis Presley, a young George Lucas, and even former president Barack Obama. In the season four premiere, the team finds themselves at Woodstock after Constantine warns them about a new magical threat. Despite the hype leading up to season 4, the ratings for the premiere came in at an all-time low.
According to TV Line, the season 4 premiere titled "The Virgin Gary" marked a series low when it came to ratings. The episode had around a million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, which is down from the season 3 average and the season 3 finale. Overall, both the viewership and the demo rating for the episode came in at a record low for Legends of Tomorrow.
With season 4 premiering on Monday night, fans are still expecting a lot from this season. Swamp-Thing has been mentioned in a trailer for this season and Lotz has also confirmed that season 4 will address Quentin Lance's death. Unlike previous years, Legends of Tomorrow will not be a part of the annual Arrowverse crossover, but will instead do their own crossover by using alternate timelines. Many fans are also looking forward to seeing Constantine in a recurring role for season 4.
Even though the season has started off with low ratings, the series can still bounce back as the season progresses. The superhero shows on the CW are some of the network's most popular shows and have secured a large fan base since Arrow premiered in 2012. Fans will surely be tuning into the other CW shows in anticipation for Ruby Rose's introduction as Batwoman, but many people will still watch Legends of Tomorrow to see what kind of crazy antics the team gets into, despite the poor ratings.
Source: TV Line