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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 “P.O.W.” Description: David Ramsey Guest Stars

Official CW description with spoilers for The Flash TV series episode “P.O.W.” guest starring David Ramsey as John Diggle

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David Ramsey guest stars as his Arrow character of John Diggle in the Tuesday, July 6 episode of The Flash!

The episode is called “P.O.W.” and here’s how the episode is described; hopefully we’ll have some photos soon.

DAVID RAMSEY GUEST STARS – John Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) arrives in Central City with a weapon to help Barry (Grant Gustin) stop the Godspeed War. Meanwhile, Allegra (Kayla Compton) and Ultraviolet’s (guest star Alexa Baraja Plante) new bond is put to the ultimate test, while Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Kristin Kramer (guest star Carmen Moore) are hunted by a former colleague of hers. Marcus Stokes directed the episode written by Kristen Kim & Dan Fisk (#716). Original airdate 7/6/2021

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Flash “Enemy at the Gates” Photos Released

Preview images with spoilers for the Flash TV series “Enemy at the Gates” airing June 29 on The CW

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“Enemy at the Gates” is the title of the June 29 episode of The Flash and The CW has released some preview images! There are only six of them so far, but hopefully more are coming.

Here’s how the episode is described; the gallery of stills can be found underneath the synopsis.

CHILLBLAINE IS RELEASED FROM PRISON — When an army of Godspeeds attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) must put their family plans on hold and focus on the latest threat to their home. Meanwhile, Chillblaine (guest star John Cor) is released from prison and claims to be reformed but Frost (Danielle Panabaker) has her doubts. Geoff Shotz directed the episode with story by Jason V. Gilbert and teleplay by Thomas Pound (#715). Original airdate 6/29/2021

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The Flash -- "Enemy At the Gates" -- Image Number: FLA715a_0070r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

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Flash “Rayo de Luz” Preview Images Released

Preview images with spoilers for the Flash episode “Rayo de Luz” directed by Danielle Panabaker

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“Rayo de Luz” is the title of the June 22 episode of The Flash and The CW has released some preview images including some behind-the-scenes shots of director Danielle Panabaker!

Here’s how the episode is described; the photos follow below.

DANIELLE PANABAKER DIRECTS – When Ultraviolet (guest star Alexa Barajas) returns to Central City, Allegra (Kayla Compton) is determined to find her cousin and change her heart, Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) finds evidence that Kristen Kramer (guest star Carmen Moore) may not be the good cop she appears to be. Danielle Panabaker directed the episode with story by Jess Carson and teleplay by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#714). Original airdate 6/22/2021

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The Flash -- "Rayo de Luz " -- Image Number: FLA714a_0027r.jpg -- Pictured: Kayla Compton as Allegra -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

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