“Flash” Debut Storms Out of the Gate

flash-logoThe series debut of The Flash debuted to a huge 4.79 million viewers and 1.9 A18-49, the strongest CW premiere since The Vampire Diaries. Overall, this was the SECOND biggest debut in CW history.

To put it in perspective how big The Flash opened, it actually rated higher than a number of series premieres on Fox, and finished THIRD in the hour. In addition, The Flash out performed a number of series on the night, including the entire ABC lineup (wow!).

Finally, The Flash scored the best viewership in the Tuesday 8 o’clock timeslot since series finale of Gilmore Girls (!!) in May 2007 and best demographic since the series premiere of 90210 in September 2008.  Yes, the premiere was THAT big for the CW.

The big numbers also pushed Supernatural to 2.48 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49.

Meanwhile, over at ABC, Tuesdays are quickly becoming a disaster yet again. Week two of Selfie and Manhattan Love Story fell to cancellation levels.  Selfie fell 25 percent to 3.99 million viewers and 1.2 A18-49 demo and Manhattan Love Story collapsed 40 percent to 3.27 million viewers and 0.9 A18-49.

foreverAt 10 o’clock, episode four of Forever started to level out, nabbing 5.35 million viewers and 1.3 A18-49 demo. Down only 7 percent from last week, Forever could end up being even when finals come in (edit: it didn’t adjust in finals).

After a big drop for Scorpion on Monday, CBS received better news for NCIS: New Orleans. Week three of the newest series in the franchise averaged 15.39 million viewers and 2.3 A18-49, even with last weeks performance. Look for a full season order any day now.

Updated with finals 10/8 at 738pm.

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