For those who caught the premiere of Arrow on The CW network last night, regardless of whether or you thought it was kick-ass, or whether you thought it was derivative and over-glossed, the series debuted to impressive ratings. According to the network, it drew in 4.02 million viewers, making it the most watched telecast on the network of any show, on any night, in three years.
Below is the network’s release:
ARROW was the most watched premiere on the network since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (9/10/2009).
This was the most watched show in the Wednesday 8PM time period in more than three years (5/13/2009)
Versus last year’s premiere of H8R in the time period, it more than doubled its audience (4M vs. 1.3M) and was up 57% in A18-34 (1.1/4), and 117% in A18-49 (1.3/4)
The ARROW premiere also gave SUPERNATURAL a boost last night, it was SUPERNATURAL’s most watched episode (2.6M) since 10/15/10, and was its best A18-34 rating since 3/4/11 (1.0/3)
Last night was The CW’s best Wednesday night in total viewers (3.3M) in more than two years (5/12/10) and in two years in A18-34 (1.0/3, 12/10/10) and in A18-49 (1.2/10, 10/13/10)
ARROW tied NBC’s original comedies in the 8-9PM hour in total viewers (4M) and in A18-34 and A18-49.
After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.
Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.