‘Arrow’ Sets Series Ratings Record With Crossover ‘Flash’ Episode

The CW superhero series scored a 1.4/4 for adults 18-49 and attracted 3.86 million viewers on Wednesday night

Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell
Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell

Apparently a little Flash goes a long way.

The CW’s “Arrow” set a new series high in ratings on Wednesday night, when it aired part two of the DC Comics series’ Arrow/Flash crossover saga.

Stephen Amell’s superhero series scored 1.4/4 for adults 18-49, as TheWrap previously reported, which is a series high. Also, 3.86 million tuned in to watch the crossover special, making it the series’ second-most watched episode ever, behind its 2012 premiere.

Wednesday’s crossover event featured Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), aka the Flash, traveling to Starling City to fight the good fight with Oliver Queen (Amell), aka Arrow. Gustin’s “The Flash” is still in it’s rookie season, but its Oct. 7 premiere was the network’s most watched episode of television ever.

“Arrow” also matched its series high in adults 18-34 (1.2/5) and men 18-34 (1.5/6), and hit a new series high in men 18-49 (1.7/6), according to the network. The show serves as a lead-in for “The 100,” which scored big last night, too. The sci-fi drama hit season high in total viewers (1.94 million).

Together the two shows gave the network its most watched Wednesday night in over two years, with 2.9 million total average viewers.

“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.