Also worth noting that Black Lightning has lost about half of the show's viewing audience (-49.63%) during the current season premiere. Black Lightning Season 2 premiere has garnered 1.161 million viewers with a 0.40 key demo among adults (P18-49). However, despite such a sufficient drop in the viewership, it seems that The CW is quite serious about Black Lightning.
Black Lightning Season 2 has received critical acclaim. Yet, as for the reception from the viewers, the reviews have been controversial. On Rotten Tomatoes, Black Lightning holds a score of 7.41/10 and a 92% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have rated the second round of the show at only 2.7 out of 5 and a have given a 42% rating. On Metacritic, the viewers' consensus was mostly favorable, with a score of 6.3/10. Meanwhile, an overall score of the superhero series on IMDb is remaining above average, 6.3/10 based on about 16,600 votes.
Summing up, even despite the serious decrease in the viewing audience, Black Lightning is still one of the top-rated performers of The CW. Therefore, we tend to think that the network is about to pick up the action-drama series for at least one more season.
Black Lightning Summary
The story focuses on Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero formerly known as Black Lightning. Jefferson is currently a father to his two daughters, happy husband, and the high school principal. His institution serves a shelter for difficult teenagers. But when a new local gang starts to terrorize his hometown, Pierce is forced to put on his superhero suit once again, to become a vigilante, whose mission is to clean the city streets from crime. Pierce's superpower is to control electricity, and he is about to use all his supernatural abilities to protect his family and all people in the community around, no matter what happens.