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The CW TV Ratings Are Down: Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural

Matt McGloin
Posted: 10/14/2017 - 11:34
TV Ratings

This week saw The CW shows make their return with Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supernatural and Arrow.

Following up on my article going over how Supergirl's ratings took a nosedive, now it's learned just about all of the CW DC shows ratings have fallen, but nowhere near the extent of Supergirl's 55%.

The Flash is down 15% from its Season 3 premiere.

Legends of Tomorrow is the same, so no change there.

The big surprise is probably with Arrow, which moved to Thursday nights following Supernatural, and saw a ratings decline of 14%. It was probably hoped that some of the Supernatural audience would have stuck around for Arrow and boosted the ratings. Actually, it's possible some of the Supernatural audience did stick around and kept Arrow's ratings declining even further. 

It should be noted that Supernatural's ratings are down from its premiere last year as well at -13%.

The ratings decline are not just for The CW shows, as 42 out of 48 shows that have made their Fall premiere are performing at the same level or worse.

There are a few gems, such as CW's Riverdale, which grew a whopping 60% from its debut last year!

Other hits include The Big Bang Theory, This Is Us, Shark Tank, Great News and Bob’s Burgers. 

The other DC series are down as well:

Gotham is down 31%.

Lucifer is down 15%. 

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