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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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Flash #7.2 Spoilers: “The Speed of Thought” Description

Official description with spoilers for The Flash Season 7 episode “The Speed of Thought”

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The CW has released an official description for the second episode of The Flash Season 7 which is called “The Speed of Thought.” The episode airs on March 9 and hopefully we will have some promotional photos soon.

Here’s how The CW describes it:

BARRY GAINS A NEW SKILL – When Barry (Grant Gustin) suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to save Iris (Candice Patton). While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) must face a shattering truth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#702). Original airdate 3/9/2021.

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John Wesley Shipp Returns As Earth-2 Flash on Stargirl

John Wesley Shipp will be playing The Earth-2 Flash in Stargirl Season 2.

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While his Flash of Earth-90 has sped off into the afterlife, John Wesley Shipp still has another old role to return to… with a more familiar background!

Jay Garrick will be firmly established as the Flash of Earth-2 – just like the classic comics – and John Wesley Shipp himself will be playing the role in the ninth episode of Season 2 of DC’s Stargirl. Shipp – who starred in the 1990 Flash TV series and later played Henry Allen and Jay Garrick (living on Earth-3) on The Flash – will be reprising his role. EW broke the news today.

This casting, of course, reinforces Stargirl’s role in the Arrowverse — yes, we are still calling it that, no matter what The CW wants us to say. The members of Stargirl’s new generation of the Justice Society was, of course, seen at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths as being the heroes of the new Earth-2.

No premiere date for Stargirl Season 2 has been announced yet, so it may be some time before Jay Garrick speeds in.

For more on Stargirl follow our Twitter feed for the show @StargirlTV!

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Photos From The Flash Season 7 Premiere Are Here!

Preview images for The Flash Season 7 premiere “All’s Wells That Ends Wells” airing March 2 on The CW

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The CW has released official stills to promote The Flash Season 7 premiere! The title of the episode is “All’s Wells That Ends Wells” and it airs on March 2, right before the second episode of Superman & Lois. Here’s how The CW describes it:

SEASON PREMIERE – When an experiment to save Barry’s (Grant Gustin) speed backfires, Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) searches for a way to save The Flash and comes up with a dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) makes a startling realization inside the Mirrorverse and Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) faces off with Rosa Dillon (guest star Ashley Rickards). Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Lauren Certo (#701). Original airdate 3/2/2021.

You can find the gallery of new photos below.

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The Flash -- "All's Wells That Ends Wells" -- Image Number: FLA701a_0052r.jpg -- Pictured: Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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