The CW crossover event has become an annual staple of autumn television viewing and has come to be expected by fans every year. The first details of the event to be released this year so a pretty big shake up in the planning this time around.
The mega crossover event includes all four CW franchises Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow and sees them team up in a single story arc that spans four episodes over four days. Although this year that is to change. We will still get a single story arc over four episodes but now they will be delivered over two days.
It seems last years crossover event took a sharp drop in viewing figures for the fourth-night conclusion with legends of Tomorrow last year even though it was arguably the best series of the CW superhero stable that year. So to combat viewer fatigue the new schedule looks like this:
Monday, November 27th.
Supergirl begins the crossover event, hopefully, better than last year
Arrow will then be passed the baton later that night
Tuesday, November 28th
The Flash picks up the story and continues the action
Legends Of Tomorrow will bring the crossover to a close in the culminating chapter on that same night
When asked about the change to scheduling the CW president Mark Pedowitz explains in a statement:
“We felt that, in this particular case, we already had Flash and Legends paired. It would be better and tighter in terms of storytelling to make it like a two-night, two-hour miniseries. We thought this was a tight, concise way of doing it. Next year, we may go back to four nights.”
So it seems this is simply a way to combat viewer fatigue. give us the same amount of content but over two nights instead of four so we continue to tune in. What are your thoughts on the change to the crossover schedule? Is it better to get all the action out of the way? Would you prefer the cliffhangers and be drawn out over 4 days? can it still be a mega event if it doesn’t take almost a week? As always let us know your thoughts in the comments below