Season 3 of “The Flash” kicked off on Tuesday night, but it failed to match the premiere ratings of Season 2.
The CW series averaged a 1.2 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 3.1 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. That’s down from a 1.4 rating and 3.6 million viewers.
The series premiere of “No Tomorrow” followed at 9 p.m. ET. The freshman series managed a 0.5 rating and 1.6 million viewers. While not stellar, that is actually up from the premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” last year.
Elsewhere on broadcast, it was all about the Vice Presidential Debate, which was down significantly from the first Presidential Debate, according to early numbers. It averaged a 20.3 million viewers between NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox. Final numbers will come in later on Wednesday.
NBC finished first for the night in the key demo with a 1.8 rating and second in total viewers with 6.8 million viewers. “The Voice” pulled in a 2.0 rating and 7.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. The Vice Presidential Debate followed at 9, and averaged a 1.4 rating and 6.3 million viewers on the network.
CBS finished second in the key demo with a 1.3 rating and first in total viewers with 8.7 million. “NCIS” drew a 1.8 rating and 13.9 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. The Vice Presidential Debate averaged a 1.0 rating and 6.1 million viewers.
ABC finished third in the demo with a 1.2 rating and third in total viewers with 6.7 million. “Dancing With the Stars” managed a 1.4 rating and 8.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. The Vice Presidential Debate got a 1.1 rating and 5.7 million viewers on the network.
The CW finished fourth with a 0.9 rating and 2.4 million viewers. “The Flash” aired at 8 p.m. ET, followed by “No Tomorrow” at 9.
Fox finished fifth with a 0.8 rating and 2.2 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got a 1.0 rating and 2.5 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. “New Girl” followed at 8:30 with a 1.0 rating and 2.2 million viewers. The debate drew a 0.7 rating and 2.3 million total viewers.
Telemundo finished sixth with a 0.7 rating and 1.8 million viewers.
Univision finished seventh with a 0.6 rating and 1.7 million viewers.