The Flash Scores Biggest CW Premiere Since 2009

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Forgive the obvious pun, but The Flash is off to a VERY fast start for The CW.

The Flash Season 1 Episode 1 drew in 4.5 million viewers and garnered a 1.8 rating among 18-49-year olds last night, making it the network's most-watched opener since The Vampire Diaries premiered in 2009.

Overall, The Flash now stands as The CW’s third-best series premiere of all-time.

Elsewhere around the dial...

  • Chicago Fire (8.4 million/2.1) dropped 3 percent and two tenths of a point compared to last Tuesday.
  • NCIS Season 12 Episode 3 (17.1 million/2.6) held steady, as did NCIS: New Orleans (15.3 million/2.3). Also on CBS, Person of Interest (9.8 million/1.6) decreased by 8 percent and two tenths.
  • Supernatural Season 10 kicked off with 2.8 million viewers, about the same as last year's premiere.
  • New Girl (2.6 million/1.3)ticked up, while The Mindy Project (2.2 million/1.0) dipped a tenth in the demographic.
  • Manhattan Love Story crashed (3.2 million viewers) while Selfie also dropped considerably (3.9 million). Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (4.4 million/1.6) dropped 14 percent and two tenths while Forever (5.1 million/1.3) fell 11 percent and one tenth.

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The Flash Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

You can do this, Barry. You were right. I am responsible for all of this. So many people
were hurt and when I looked at you all I saw was another potential victim of my hubris, but you, Barry, you can stop it. You can do this. Now RUN BARRY, RUN!


Cisco: How's it fit?
Barry: It's a little snug.
Cisco: Well, at least you'll be moving so fast no one will see you.