The CW’s The Flash is the most-anticipated new series of the season but TV shows about superheroes don’t have a great track record on television. Will The Flash be a ratings smash for the network or will it fizzle? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Based on the DC Comics series, The Flash revolves around a young police scientist who’s struck by lightning in a freak accident. He awakens from a nine month coma to find that he has super speed and decides to use his abilities as a masked hero. The show stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.84 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like The Flash TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?