You already knew The Flash had a strong premiere. Now it’s broken The CW’s all-time records too.
With a full seven days of DVR playback finally in, The Flash‘s series premiere earlier this month has risen to 6.8 million viewers. That’s The CW’s most-watched telecast in the network’s history. It’s also the network’s second biggest rating ever among adults 18-49 (2.6). If you count all platforms —including initiated digital streams (so not necessarily complete viewings) and repeats —the tally rises to 13 million viewers.
Meanwhile the Arrow spinoff’s third episode just got its three-day DVR viewership in: The more recent Flash had 5.2 million viewers and a 2.0 in 18-49. Given that this measurement doesn’t have full seven-day data like the above figure, this is showing pretty strong retention of the show’s big premiere audience.