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“Arrow” Ratings Up, Hit Highest Demo Number Since February

by  in Movie News, TV News Comment

The CW‘s “Arrow” is back up in the ratings this week, with Tuesday night’s episode scoring the best numbers in the coveted 18-49 demographic since February, according to a network press release. The show was also up in both total viewers and key demos from the previous week’s second season premiere, with 3.02 million total viewers, a reported increase of 10 percent.

Tuesday’s episode, “Identity,” was the debut of veteran genre actor Michael Jai White as Bronze Tiger, a character adapted from DC Comics lore. According to The CW’s numbers, it was the most watched episode overall since April 24.

The overnights from last week’s “Arrow” season premiere were deemed at least a mild disappointment — 33 percent lower than the series premiere a year ago, but on par with the season one finale. The CW says that the episode was boosted by DVR viewings, gaining nearly a million viewers (their figures say 2.73 million versus 3.68 million) in the “Live + 3 Day” category factoring in delayed viewings; receiving a bigger gain from that statistic than 2012’s series premiere.