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Press Release: The CW Touts Flash & Supernatural Ratings Achievements

Press release about the ratings performance of Flash and Supernatural on Tuesday night, October 7.

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Flash_Zero_ch3_CVThe CW has issued a press release about last night’s ratings wins for The Flash as well as its Tuesday night companion, Supernatural. This post is now updated with more nationals details and a HIGHER number!

Here’s the press release. Come talk about the ratings on our Flash forum!

UPDATED: THE FLASH TAKES OFF FULL SPEED AHEAD POSTING THE CW’S MOST WATCHED PREMIERE IN FIVE YEARS

THE FLASH Debut Scores The Most Watched Telecast of Any CW Series Since 2009

The 10th Season Premiere of SUPERNATURAL Delivers the Series’ Highest-Rated Premiere in Adults 18-34 Since 2010

THE FLASH and SUPERNATURAL Combine for The CW’s Best Tuesday Night in Over Six Years

UPDATED WITH NATIONAL RATINGS: October 8, 2014 (Burbank, CA) – The CW’s highly anticipated new series THE FLASH zoomed out of the gates last night.  Tuesday’s series debut of THE FLASH (8:00-9:00 pm) marked The CW’s most watched (4.79 million) and highest-rated series premiere in adults 18-49 (1.9/6) in more than five years, since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES bowed in 2009, according to national Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

THE FLASH is The CW’s second most watched series premiere ever, behind only THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, and is the network’s third highest-rated series premiere ever in adults 18-49, following only THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and 90210.

In fact, THE FLASH debut was the most watched telecast of any CW show since the series premiere of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on 9/10/09.

Competitively, THE FLASH ranked second in its 8:00-9:00pm time period among adults 18-34 (1.6/6), behind only NBC, and beat both ABC and Fox in total viewers.  For the night overall, The CW ranked #2 in adults 18-34 (1.3/5) and topped ABC and Fox with adults 18-49 (1.5/5).

THE FLASH premiere posted The CW’s largest audience in the Tuesday 8:00-9:00p.m. hour in more than seven years (GILMORE GIRLS series finale on 5/15/07) and best adults 18-49 in the hour in more than six years (90210 on 9/2/08). THE FLASH scored the network’s best ever performance in the time period in men 18-34 (1.9/8).

In the local markets, THE FLASH ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34 in New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Dallas, and also #1 in adults 18-49 in New York, Chicago, Charlotte, and Orlando.

At 9 o’clock, the tenth season premiere of SUPERNATURAL turned in the series’ best premiere since 2010 among adults 18-34 (1.1/4).  SUPERNATURAL also tied ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the hour among adults 18-34, and drew more total viewers than Fox’s comedy block in the hour.

THE FLASH and SUPERNATURAL combined to give The CW its most watched (3.67M) Tuesday night in more than six years (90210 premiere on 9/2/08) and best Tuesday ratings in adults 18-49 (1.5/5) since 9/9/08.  This was network’s best Tuesday night EVER in men 18-49 (1.7/6) and ties The CW’s best Tuesday ever in men 18-34 (1.6/6).

Overall, last night marked The CW best night of primetime (on any night) in more than four years (5/12/10) among viewers (3.67M), and best night among adults 18-49 (1.5/5) since 9/9/10.

The Live+7 projections for last night estimate that THE FLASH will add an additional +28% in total viewers, +35% in adults 18-34, and +36% in adults 18-49, and SUPERNATURAL adding +43% more total viewers, and increase +46% in adults 18-34 and +48% in adults 18-49.

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  1. Angela

    October 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Great news. I wish them continued success.

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The Flash: Armageddon (Season 8) Trailer Is Here!

The CW has released a trailer for their Flash Season 8 “Armageddon” premiere event.

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The CW today released the first trailer for The Flash “Armageddon” event that will comprise the first 5 episodes of Season 8!

Many big guest stars are seen in the promo, including Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Mia Smoak-Queen (Kat McNamara), Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Ryan Choi (Osric Chau), and Batwoman (Javicia Leslie!) Alex Danvers as played by Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh is also scheduled to appear in this event, as they all stand up against Despero (Tony Curran).

The new season will speed in on Tuesday, November 16, which means we should have photos and more cool stuff soon – be sure to follow @FlashTVNews on Twitter for news on as it speeds in!

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DC FanDome: Official Flash Season 8 Costume Photo Revealed

The Flash gets a costume upgrade for Season 8 in a new photo revealed at DC FanDome.

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Today at the DC FanDome virtual event, the new boots for Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash for Flash Season 8 were revealed… and Barry finally has his iconic gold boots in his TV incarnation.

We’ve come a long way from the original burgundy costume with the red background of the insignia, hafven’t we?

When asked about the upgrade at DC FanDome, Grant Gustin described them as “the final element that’s been missing.”

“I’ve loved all the versions of The Flash suit we’ve had on the show, but the suit we have now is the closest to the many iterations you see in the comic books — with the exception of those gold boots! I’ve always felt that those boots would be the final touch,” he added.

With the announcement, DC FanDome unveiled an official first look at the new suit, which also includes a newly designed center crest and wings. You can see the new look photo below.

From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Flash returns for Season 8 with the five-part “Armageddon” mega-event beginning Tuesday, November 16, at 8/7c on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Eric Wallace, Sarah Schechter, Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza.

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Speculation: Does The Arrowverse “Armageddon” Event Take Place In The Future?

FlashTVNews’ Craig Byrne speculates that the “Armageddon” Arrowverse crossover may take place in The Flash’s future…

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In 1991, DC Comics had a crossover that went through all of their comic book Annuals. The event was called “Armageddon 2001” and took place in the then-far future of the DC Universe. We got to see different outcomes for many characters, and the villainous Monarch was revealed to be one of DC’s heroes.

Today, The CW announced this year’s crossover event that kicks off The Flash Season 8. It’s called “Armageddon” and some old favorites are back to join Barry, Iris, and Team Flash against whatever challenges they face – challenges that include Damien Darhk and Eobard Thawne/The Reverse Flash. Do note that both of those characters are known to travel through time — and that one of the returning heroes, Mia Smoak-Queen, is currently in the year 2040.

Who else is from the future? Recent Flash visitors Nora and Bart, the children of Barry and Iris. They were still in the present when we last saw them at their parents’ vow renewal.

So, here’s a prediction: What if this is an adaptation of “Armageddon 2001” but is instead “Armageddon 2051” or something like that? It would be a way to tie up loose ends like William’s kidnapping from Green Arrow and the Canaries without actually having to see it. Likewise, we don’t know for a fact that some of these guests are the 2021 versions; perhaps, for example, Black Lightning is an older Jefferson Pierce from the future, no longer retired?

But this also brings up another question: Where’s the Superman & Lois representation?

If it is the future, could the Superman there be Jordan Kent? Or, like DC’s recent “Future State” event which in many ways was like “Armageddon 2001” in previewing the future, a Jonathan Kent with powers? Being 20+ years older, it would necessitate a recasting for sure, so that would explain not being in the original announcement.

Surely, we’ll know more between now and November when the event premieres. It is a bit weird that, if there is time travel, the Legends of Tomorrow aren’t present aside from Ray Palmer who is no longer on the team. In any event, we’re very, very curious….

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