For its first three years on the air, The Flash was been The CW’s highest-rated TV show. How long can it retain the number one ranking? Is this the year when it falls behind in the Nielsens ratings race? Will The Flash be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
A superhero drama, based on the DC Comics, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The CW TV series centers on police scientist Barry Allen (Gustin) who develops super speed after a dark-matter lightning strike. Behind his mask, Barry uses his powers to protect the people of Central City from many a dark force.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/23 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The third season of The Flash averaged a 1.06 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.84 million total viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like The Flash TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on The CW?
4/2/18 update: The CW has ordered a fifth season of The Flash for the 2018-19 season. Details here.
Please make a season 5 for the flash because my son and I love watching this show every Tuesday and enjoy every minute of it
Can you pls make a season 5 for flash because my son and I love watching this show every Tuesday and enjoy watching every minute of it
I will watch this show forever. Best right there. I don’t think they should only count their rating as per the national views. It’s international. It’s everywhere. We don’t have CW here. We manage to dig the show in the internet. The channels that aire it here are late i.e its about 2 episodes behind. They should know that there are huge number of fans outside. And not only that, it leads to DC merchandise sales. I have bought the entire Flash tv collectibles like the Flash, Reverse F, Zoom, T shirts and all i could get. I love them.… Read more »
Love this show! Barry and Iris are my favorite couple right now, can’t wait for S5. I hope the ratings will be steady.
Cant wait for the season finale for Iris & Friends.
You know what I think ? I think if they write Iris off it would get better, this is exactly the same thing that happened in season 4 Arrow with Felicity.
Yes I love the Flash! And it should be renewed for a 5th season. This last episode was my favorite!!
Am i seeing right or does it says 1.4 million??? This cant be right! Was it like the halloween night? Was there some kind of event or something that night? It just seems imposible!
It was a typo.