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

Last Updated: October 11, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

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.