The Four-Night DC Crossover Event Delivers

The CW’s Largest Weekly Audience Since December 2010

The Conclusion of the “Heroes vs. Aliens” Crossover Gave “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” its Most Watched Episode Ever and Highest Rated Episode Ever in Adults 18-34

 “The Flash” Raced to Its Largest Audience in Two Years, “Arrow” Hit its Most-Watched and Highest Rated Episode in a Year and “Supergirl” Reached Season Highs

December 6, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – Last week’s epic four-night DC crossover event delivered The CW’s most watched week (2.13M) in six years (week of 12/6/10), according to national ratings from Nielsen Media Research for the week of  November 28, 2016.

For the week, The CW was up +20% in total viewers versus the same week last year, +15% in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +16% in adults 18-34 (0.6 vs. 0.5).


Other ratings highlights from the week of 11/28/16:

SUPERGIRL had its most watched (3.5M) episode of the season, and matched its season premiere ratings in both adults 18-34 (0.9/4) and adults 18-49 (1.1/4).

SUPERGIRL was The CW’s most watched show in its Monday 8-9pm time period in more than eight years (9/15/08).

The CW had its most watched Monday night (2.36M) in nearly seven years (1/18/10).  It was The CW’s highest rated Monday night in more than five years in adults 18-49 (0.8/3 since 10/3/11) and in four years in adults 18-34 (0.7/3 on 12/17/12).  It was the network’s highest rated Monday night in men 18-49 (0.8/3) in almost eight years (1/12/09).

THE FLASH raced to its most watched episode (4.15M) in almost two years (12/9/14) and its highest rated episode of the season.

THE FLASH drew a 1.3/5 in adults 18-34, its best rating in that demo since 5/10/16, and a 1.5/5 in adults 18-49, its best since 2/16/16.

THE FLASH was up +5% in total viewers from last year’s crossover episode, +7% in adults 18-49, and up +8% in adults 18-34.

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The 100th episode of ARROW hit its mark, delivering the series’ most watched (3.55M) and highest-rated episode since last season’s crossover episode (12/2/15).

ARROW more than doubled its rating in adults 18-34 (1.1/5), +120% from its last original episode, and matched last season’s crossover rating.

ARROW drew a 1.3/5 in adults 18-49, +86% from its last original episode and off only a tenth from the crossover last season.

DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW had its most watched episode ever (3.39M) and its highest rated episode ever in adults 18-34 (1.0/5).

LEGENDS also matched its highest rating ever in adults 18-49 (1.2/4), its best in that demo since its debut. It was LEGENDS’ highest rated episode ever in men 18-34 (1.3/6) and it tied its best rating ever in men 18-49 (1.4/5).

LEGENDS delivered a five year high in the time period in total viewers (11/3/11) and a two year high in adults 18-34 (12/11/14).