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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 Part 3” Airs Tonight – See A Trailer & Clip

Preview trailer and clip promoting the November 30 episode of The Flash, “Armageddon Part 3”

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The third part of The Flash: Armageddon airs tonight (November 30) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW — and we’ve got a preview trailer and a clip to go with the previously-released images and description. You can see the trailer below, and underneath that is the clip, which shows Iris and Allegra investigating Joe’s death.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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Flash “Armageddon, Part 5” Description: Mia Queen Returns!

Official description with spoilers for The Flash “Armageddon Part 5” featuring the return of Kat McNamara as Mia Queen!

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Mia Queen (Kat McNamara) of Green Arrow and the Canaries fame shows up in the concluding chapter of The Flash “Armageddon!” Here’s a description for Part 5 which airs December 14 on The CW:

THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THE FIVE PART ARMAGEDDON EVENT BRINGS THE RETURN OF MIA QUEEN – The conclusion to Armageddon presents an opportunity for The Flash (Grant Gustin) to end his lifelong battle with Reverse Flash (guest star Tom Cavanagh) for good, but the payoff could be too much for Barry and team to handle. Meanwhile, Mia Queen (guest star Katherine McNamara) drops in from the future looking to save a lost loved one, and she won’t let anything stand in her way. Menhaj Huda directed the episode written by Kristen Kim (#805). Original airdate 12/14/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

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Flash “Armageddon Part 3” Photos Released

Preview images for The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” airing November 30 on The CW

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The CW has begun releasing photos from The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” which features an all-star cast, even though for right now Cress Williams’ Black Lightning is the only one to show up in the released photos. (Fortunately, of course, Jefferson Pierce is awesome.) The gallery of photos can be found below; a description from the episode can be found underneath. Look for Part 3 to air on November 30.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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