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Ratings: ‘The Flash’ Season Premiere Powers CW Past Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’

Companion series ”DC’s Legends of Tomorrow“ gets off to a softer start

The CW brought back “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” last night to mixed results.

First up, the “Flash” premiere dropped Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” in the key 18-49 demographic and finished flat with last season’s finale. “Legends of Tomorrow” was actually up a bit from its own prior season finale, but it fell to Fox’s “The Mick” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” combo in the 9 p.m. hour.

Of course, the night wasn’t just about CW versus Fox for fourth place — they tied, by the way, along with Telemundo — up higher, NBC topped primetime in the main demo. CBS claimed the most eyeballs.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 earned a 2.3/9 and 10.9 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.8/10 and 10.9 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” received a 1.1/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 11.3 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.4/5 and 13.3 million viewers. “Bull” at 9 posted a 1.2/4 and 11.1 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 had a 1.1/4 and 9.5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.2 million. “The Middle” at 8 got a 1.4/6 and 5.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 had a 1.3/5 and 4.4 million viewers. “The Mayor” at 9:30 slipped from last week’s series premiere to a 1.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers. At 10, “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” also dropped from its debut a week ago, closing primetime with a 0.8/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

Fox, The CW and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.8/3. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.9 million viewers, CW was fifth with 2.3 million viewers and Telemundo was sixth with 1.9 million viewers.

For Fox, “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “The Mick” got a 0.7/3 and 2.3 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9:30 received a 0.7/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 returned to a 1.0/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 9, “Legends of Tomorrow” started its new season with a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.