Flash Season 3 Ratings

Ratings: Flash Steady vs. Finale; VP Debate Draws Half of Clinton/Trump

The CW’s The Flash opened Season 3 on Tuesday with 3.2 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating (per finals), down a tick from its sophomore premiere (3.6 mil/1.4) but on par with its May finale (3.4 mil/1.3). TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B+.”

No Tomorrow led out of that with 1.5 mil and a 0.5 (and a “B” grade), down from iZombie‘s year-ago rating (1.5 mil/0.7) but on par with Containment‘s post-Flash launch (1.7 mil/0.5).

Coverage of the VP debate amassed 37.1 million total viewers across all broadcast and cable networks, down 27 percent from the 2012 VP face-off and well below half of what this year’s first presidential debate drew.

Elsewhere….

CBS | NCIS (14.4 mil/1.9) dipped 7 and 9 percent.

FOX | Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.4 mil/1.0) and New Girl (2 mil/1.0) were flat.

ABC | Dancing With the Stars (9.1 mil/1.4) ticked up week-to-week.

NBC | The Voice‘s clip show did 7.9 mil and a 2.0, leading all regular programming in the demo.

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