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Batwoman in the Media: Send the Bat Signal

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2 hours ago, BaggythePanther said:

I just hope this doesn’t come at the expense of Kate interacting with the other heroes.

Even though I want this too, I feel like that ship has sailed after seeing 3/5ths of the crossover.

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This doesn't spoil anything specific so I'm putting this quote from the showrunner here:

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Teasing the impact of the crossover on each of the five shows, <...> Caroline Dries said that although the Batwoman characters are in the dark about multiverses and powered superheroes, it nonetheless “will have a shocking resonance” for Kate; ...

https://tvline.com/2020/01/02/lucifer-final-season-5-spoilers-deckerstar/

(Spoilers for other shows at the link)

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 The Batwoman characters don't know about the multiverse but they don't know about powered heroes?  Really?  So they're on Earth 1 but have never heard of The Flash.  Ok. 

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Pretty sure this promo photo hadn't been released before:

 

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Some DC/WB cross marketing with a 'sneak peek' of the BOP: HQ movie during tonight's Batwoman episode:

 

Would have been nice if they had done this for the Canaries backdoor pilot of Arrow this week, but it makes sense that they choose Batwoman since it is also set in Gotham, is also Batman-adjacent, and has higher ratings.

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More Dries quotes at EW; also about the Beth reveal:

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Alas, Dries wouldn’t reveal what the answer was. “We will find out next week why Beth has suddenly appeared,” she said. “The audience will experience who Beth is at the same time our on-screen characters do as we learn more about her.  How long she’ll be back is also something we will discover later.” ...

 

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Preview clip and more quotes from the showrunner: Batwoman sneak peek

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“I was heavily involved in the crossover, and the thing I’d been struggling with since the beginning was: How can we make Kate’s life a little bit more integrated with all of this madness of sci-fi and aliens, and the dense mythology between The Flash, Arrow, and Legends, and time travel?” says Dries. “What’s kind of our takeaway from the crossover that could really rattle the show without feeling like all of a sudden we have aliens on the show or meta-humans and stuff?  You know, keeping it grounded as we started the season.”

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“Marc was like, ‘Yeah, this can reset people’s characters if you want. It can do a lot of different stuff for your stories.’ So I went back to our writers [and asked], ‘Is there anything we can do here?’ Obviously, the idea is Beth is Kate’s Achilles heel for this season, and so I think James Stoteraux pitched, ‘You know, what if Beth comes back?’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, yes.’ So we decided to go with that,” says Dries.

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Eh -- I get wanting to integrate Batwoman with the other shows - even though I don't think it's necessary - but I don't know if a doppelganger is a good way to do it. I liked that this show was a little more grounded.

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22 minutes ago, Trini said:

Preview clip and more quotes from the showrunner: Batwoman sneak peek

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Eh -- I get wanting to integrate Batwoman with the other shows - even though I don't think it's necessary - but I don't know if a doppelganger is a good way to do it. I liked that this show was a little more grounded.

Arrow started off very grounded and ended up...…..not, so I'm not sure it was ever going to be an option for Batwoman. I get what you mean though.

They certainly didn't have to do anything but a Beth being back gives them options on how to use both Alice and Beth going forward. And I doubt it's going to be a straightforward choice where Kate has Beth now so is okay taking down the Alice version and forgetting about her. They probably weren't going to wreck their pre COIE cliffhanger of Catherine dying and Jacob being in jail so soon.

We'll see what happens tonight but they still seem to be keeping the same tone of the show. 

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Demo still lower this week - it aired against the Grammys; 1.11 ratings:

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At the CW, it was business as usual with their comic book series lineup with Batwoman (0.2, 870,000) and Supergirl (0.2, 970,000), which both held steady with last week’s numbers.

https://deadline.com/2020/01/grammy-ratings-slip-kobe-bryant-billie-eilish-cbs-1202842407/

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Batwoman (870K/0.2) and Supergirl (965K/0.2) each added viewers while steady in the demo — with the former improving on last week’s audience low and the latter equaling its second-largest non-crossover audience of the season.

https://tvline.com/2020/01/27/grammys-ratings-billie-eilish-wins-five-kobe-bryant-tributes/

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Promo for the next episode airing February 16th:

Episode 12 - "Take Your Choice":

 

Looks like Alice is out to get both of Kate's sisters!

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1 hour ago, BaggythePanther said:

What happened? I thought the show was doing relatively well. We’re the ratings all due to Crisis build up or something?

I'm not an expert, but they were coming back from a break + tough competition (football, then Grammys). And then it's reruns the next two Sundays.

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9 hours ago, BaggythePanther said:

What happened? I thought the show was doing relatively well. We’re the ratings all due to Crisis build up or something?

Those are the live ratings so the dip in numbers just means that an increased number of people didn't watch it during that hour. It doesn't take into account delayed views which are always significantly higher. It also doesn't include the data from streaming nor does it include the international numbers. Don't forget that The CW doesn't care about these ratings at all so a dip in the live numbers means nothing to them. The show's already been renewed so the network isn't worried about people watching.

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9 hours ago, scarynikki12 said:

Those are the live ratings so the dip in numbers just means that an increased number of people didn't watch it during that hour. It doesn't take into account delayed views which are always significantly higher. It also doesn't include the data from streaming nor does it include the international numbers. Don't forget that The CW doesn't care about these ratings at all so a dip in the live numbers means nothing to them. The show's already been renewed so the network isn't worried about people watching.

I know the CW doesn’t care about live ratings. I just wondered if the big dip in live ratings could be an indication that streaming views might go down as well. And I’m curious about how Batwoman has been distributed internationally. I know I’ve read people in the UK complaining that they aren’t able to see it yet. 

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4 minutes ago, BaggythePanther said:

I just wondered if the big dip in live ratings could be an indication that streaming views might go down as well.

Gotcha.

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From TVLine's Performer of the Week:

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HONORABLE MENTION | Rachel Skarsten was already a scene stealer on Batwoman, but for too a short while there, she doubled her haul as both Alice and Beth. The Feb. 16 episode started off with an electric sequence in which Alice surveyed her disappointingly “basic” other — and came to realize why her doppelganger was spared a tragic childhood. (Raise your hand if you squirmed on Kate’s behalf as that truth came out!) The hour’s final act, though, is where Skarsten dug in deep as each dying character lobbied, or didn’t, to be the one whose life Kate saved. As Beth, Skarsten was full of selfless understanding. Her Alice, meanwhile, was at first crestfallen to learn of Kate’s choice… and then explosively hissing with new levels of vengeance, as she rose from the dead ready to make her twin pay for this brand-new slight.

 

Also a preview clip of tomorrow's episode: https://tvline.com/2020/02/22/batwoman-video-season-1-episode-13-nocturna-vampire-villain/

 

Edited by Trini

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Another couple of featurettes; this time about the Bat suit:

Colleen Atwood:

 

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