Supernatural star Jared Padalecki's new show Walker scores impressive ratings

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

From Digital Spy

The CW's western drama Walker pulled in some major viewing numbers this week with its pilot episode.

Starring Supernatural favourite Jared Padalecki as the titular Texas ranger, Deadline reports that 2.43 million pairs of eyes tuned in on Thursday night (January 21), which is the network's biggest audience in two years.

Have we got a new hit on our hands?

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

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As for what's next in the show, an official Episode 2 synopsis teases: "Walker continues to try to reconnect with his family but finds that his kids have developed new routines with Liam (played Keegan Allen).

"Back at work, Captain James (Coby Bell) tells Walker he needs to get recertified to be a ranger, but old memories of Emily (guest star Genevieve Padalecki) hinder his progress."

Photo credit: The CW - YouTube
Photo credit: The CW - YouTube

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Meanwhile, one of those 2.43 million fans included Padalecki's former Supernatural colleague Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Reacting to Walker's debut, the star (arguably most famous for his role as Negan in The Walking Dead) tweeted: "Just wanted to say congrats to my boy @jarpad. I'm damn proud of him for bringing #Walker back to life as the man, and the exec producer. Well done.

"And @GenPadalecki to boot?! Pretty damn cool. Love you."

Walker airs on The CW in the US. It has yet to confirm a UK air date.

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