United States President Donald Trump took to the country’s four biggest television networks -- NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX -- between 8 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, January 31 to announce U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for appointment to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, viewership for The CW's “The Flash” surged.
The scarlet speedster brought in roughly 3.04 million eyeballs, up 13% in nightly viewers and 22% among adults between the ages of 18-49 since the show’s previous air date on January 24. The bump in viewership marks a big comeback for “The Flash,” which saw a series low for viewership last Tuesday.
Another marquee Arrowverse series saw a ratings bump following the SCOTUS announcement; “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” increased a slight 3% in nightly viewers, over the previous week's mid-season return. The CW overall saw a 17% rise among the 18-49 demographic, matching FOX and landing just behind NBC.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, “The Flash” stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Keiynan Lonsdale.