According to a press release from The CW, "The Flash" series premiere has broken the network's record as the most-watched telecast in its history. In the Live + 7 Day Nielsen ratings data, "The Flash" rose to 6.8 million viewers, rising 41 percent from its Live + Same Day total viewers. It's also the highest-rated telecast ever with a 3.2 Nielsen rating amongst men 18-49. Furthermore, the pilot has been seen more than 13 million times across all platforms, according to The CW.
The success of "The Flash" should come as little surprise to fans, given the positive response from critics, viewers and the network -- The CW bumped up "The Flash" to a full 22-episode season order a mere two episodes into the season.
"Everyone put so much of our love for the character and for DC into it, and we're really proud of how it turned out," DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns told CBR in October. "I'm really proud of where the series goes -- I couldn't be happier with Grant [Gustin], and the effects team and the cast, our writing staff. We're extremely lucky to have such a talented group of people across the board working on the show."
"The Flash" airs Tuesdays on The CW.