‘The Flash’ Debuts to Huge Numbers

The Flash Premiere Delivers Huge Ratings

Apparently the audience ready to embrace The Flash was bigger than even The CW anticipated, with the Arrow spin-off snagging the biggest audience for any series premiere on the network in five years. The Flash‘s season one episode one posted the largest viewership on The CW since 2009, with 4.54 million checking out the new show. That’s the largest turnout since The Vampire Diaries‘ premiere on September 10, 2009.

Only NBC had a larger audience during the Tuesday 8-9pm timeslot, giving The CW the second place finish overall for the night ahead of ABC and Fox.

The CW also has reason to be pleased with the 10th season premiere of Supernatural. That show had better numbers than it has had since 2010’s premiere, and the combination of The Flash and Supernatural gave The CW its best Tuesday night in more than six years. Supernatural even beat a new episode of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fox’s hour-long comedy block.

– Interviews with The Flash cast: Grant Gustin / Tom Cavanagh / Candice Patton / Jesse L Martin / Danielle Panabaker / John Wesley Shipp

-By Rebecca Murray

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