"Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and The Flash and Jane have both exceeded our expectations on all counts," CW chief Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. "I'm thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series."
"The Flash" pick-up was somehow inevitable. According to Nielsen, the premiere was watched by 6.1 million total viewers including live viewing and delayed up to three days later. It was the network's biggest hit among Adults 18-49 since "The Vampire Diaries" debuted five years ago.
Meanwhile, romcom "Jane the Virgin" was the most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years. It was also the best-reviewed new series this fall, scoring 80 out of 100 on Metacritic, which is highest for any new broadcast on a major network.