‘Walker’ Debut Grows More Than 50% In Live+7 To Log the CW’s Largest Viewership In More Than 2 Years

Bruce Haring
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A reimagining of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger is off and running for The CW.

Walker follows the adventures of Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, as he returns home to Austin after being under cover for two years.

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The series premiered on January 21, 2021. On a L+7 basis, the premiere of Walker was The CW’s largest delivery of any telecast since Flash on Oct. 9, 2018, and was also the best L+7 P2+ delivery for any CW series debut since DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Jan. 21, 2016.

Walker grew +52% over L+SD in total viewers, delivering 3.71 million total viewers.

In L+SD, the Walker premiere (2.43 million) became the single most watched episode of any show on the CW since 1/30/18.

The series was ordered straight to series in January 2020, and stars Jared Padalecki.

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