It looks like the Scarlet Speedster has slowed down some.
Last night’s Season 4 premiere of The Flash marked a steep decline in viewership for the CW ensemble superhero show. According to a report from Deadline, viewership was down 23% from the show’s Season 3 finale. Meanwhile, DC’s Legend of Tomorrow had its Season 3 premiere last night and saw similar numbers to its Season 2 debut.
The Season 4 premiere of The Flash, “The Flash Reborn,” saw a flying samurai threaten Central City, prompting Team Flash to try and bring Barry Allen back from his exile in the Speed Force. The plan worked, but Barry’s mind was damaged. Iris West surrendered herself to the samurai in an attempt to jog Barry’s memory, which worked. The Flash defeated the samurai – actually a robot – and his master, a cyborg, was revealed.
Debuting on Oct. 17 on the CW, the next episode of The Flash is “Mixed Signals.” The Flash is a production of Bonanza Productions developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. The series stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale and Neil Sandilands.