Stephen Amell is an actor who knows humility — you don't get into the ring and mix it up with WWE wrestlers if you can't take it on the chin — so it comes as little surprise that the "Arrow" star has already acknowledged that tonight's episode might have a bit of ratings competition from the highly anticipated final game in the 2016 World Series in a post on his Twitter feed.
We are all new tonight! And by tonight, I mean we will be on your DVR for post Game 7 entertainment. pic.twitter.com/meiod3wgDG— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) November 2, 2016
However, Amell does have some smart advice for superhero fans who also like their sports – DVR or otherwise record tonight's episode and watch it after the game. It will be a great way to celebrate if the team you are pulling for wins, and will be something to take your mind off it if they fail their city and lose.
The actor further elaborated his thoughts on the match, and its potential ratings impact, in a video recorded in his on-set trailer in rainy Vancouver, and posted on his Facebook page.
In the video, Amell immediately absolves "Arrow" fans from any guilt they might feel for choosing to watch what promises to be a historic game for both teams over his show, before going on to reassure them not to worry about "Arrow's" live/same day ratings.
The star went on to reveal that although he isn't supporting any team in particular, he is more worried about the health of his friend who is a Cubs fan if they should lose, which would be the main factor for him if he were forced to choose a side.
The actor also shared some behind-the-scenes production info that the "Arrow" crew have completed episode 10 and were just about to do some pick up shots for the Christmas episode (509) when Amell pointed out the sets were lacking the necessary decorations, which is why the star had some time to kill recording a Facebook video in the first place.
Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, "Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW – listen to its star and set your DVR. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman and Willa Holland.