Supergirl ending with season 6
This was a long time coming and I can't say it comes as a surprise but the CW recently made the announcement that the upcoming sixth season of Supergirl will be its' last. Some news outlets have stated the show was ending due to the pandemic affecting the show's production, the decline in ratings and the fact that the show's lead, Melissa Benoist recently became a mom for the first time and wants to dedicate more time to her newborn. While the aforementioned is part of the reason why the show is ending, there's another reason the show is ending that no one else is bothering to mention: the reason behind the decline in ratings. Since season 3, the show started to pander political themes and topics to viewers to the point that it was overwhelming. The show's ratings started to decline soon after, turning off many viewers (myself included) in the hordes of
thousands; with season 5, the show was averaging less than a million in viewership per episode. To put it in perspective, a re-run of a Dragon Ball Super episode on a Saturday night averaged much better than Supergirl did during the week in a prime time slot. It's not surprising the network is deciding now to end the show, but had it kept its' focus on the source material and integral plot points instead of getting PC the show may have lasted longer. Sadly, Supergirl will be remembered as a prime example of what happens when you force an unwelcomed narrative into a popular property.