Over at Variety CBS President Glen Geller admits that the ratings slip the show took had something to do with the move.

The big reveal was that if the CW had not bought Supergirl CBS might have:

So in other words: “Maybe we would have renew Supergirl, but not really.” It doesn’t take a genius to see that if the network wanted the show it would have been renewed by the season finale or anytime before.

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An interesting question was posed to Gellar:

Okay. We’ll see.

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That the Supergirl goes to its new home with the largest ratings CW has ever seen might be a good sign for certain actors coming back and maybe some kind of decent budget to go along with it.