Flash Season 6 Debuts to Solid, But Not Spectacular Ratings

The Flash returned for its sixth season on The CW this week, posting a respectable live viewership total with an all-time low season premiere number for the long-running Arrowverse series.

The Season 6 premiere posted a total viewership total of 1.63 million viewers, earning a Nielsen rating of 0.6 in adult viewers aged 18-49. The season premiere total viewership has been in steady decline since the series premiere in 2014, viewed by 4.83 million. Last year's Season 5 premiere received a viewership total of 2.08 million viewers.

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The Flash remains a perennially popular DCTV series among its counterparts, outpacing this week's Supergirl Season 4 premiere and just below the series premiere of Batwoman.

The upcoming Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" has already loomed large in the Scarlet Speedster's fifth season, teasing an ominous fate for Barry Allen as he prepares for a cataclysmic event for the fate of the DCTV Multiverse prophesizing his death since the series premiere.

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Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet and Hartley Sawyer.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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