Ratings: Arrow Hits Best Premiere Number Since Series Launch

Arrow Ratings

The CW’s Arrow returned on Wednesday night to 2.6 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, up in the demo from last season’s opener and finale (which both did 2.8 mil/1.0) and marking its highest-rated premiere since its 2012 series launch (which scored a 1.3).

Among Arrow’s premiere audience, 2.58 million have serious agita about that final scene.

Leading out of that, Supernatural drew 2 mil and a 0.9, down from last year’s premiere (which did 2.5 mil/1.1 on a Tuesday, leading out of The Flash’s boffo debut) but up from its finale (1.7 mil/0.7) and improving on The 100‘s year-ago post-Arrow premiere (1.6 mil/0.5).


FOX | Rosewood (5.7 mil/1.7) slipped 8 and 15 percent, while Empire (13 mil/5.0) dipped 5 and 9 percent.

CBS | Survivor (9 mil/2.0) and Criminal Minds (8.9 mil/1.7) each slipped 15 percent in the demo, while Code Black (6.8 mil/1.1) dropped 21 percent in audience and 27 percent in the demo.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (7.1 mil/1.1) dipped one tenth, while SVU (7 mil/1.5) and Chicago P.D. (6.5 mil/1.5) each slipped two tenths.

ABC | The Middle (7.2 mil/1.9), The Goldbergs (6.6 mil/2.1) and Modern Family (7.9 mil/2.7) all slipped 10 percent or more, while black-ish (5.9 mil/1.9) rose a tenth and Nashville (4.4 mil/1.1) was steady.

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