The Flash Hits The Ground Running

Flash, TheThe Flash started fast and built up speed. Last night's debut of the new CW series based on the DC Comic brought in 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating. This was the highest rated series launch for the network since The Vampire Diaries in 2009 and is the third best series premiere in CW's history.

And the numbers improved over the course of the hour.

The new series was up dramatically over last years premiere of The Originals which has the same time slot (2 million / 0.9 rating) and beat Arrow's launch numbers of 4.1 million and a 1.3 demo rating.

The Flash lead into the season premiere of Supernatural which had 2.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating, which was up from last seasons finale but matched the previous season premiere.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD took in 4.4 million viewers for a 1.6 rating which was down about 14% and 2 tenths from the previous week.

[Source: TVLine]

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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