‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Premiere Loses 45% of Viewers From Last Season’s Start

”The Flash“ Season 8 premiere holds up a bit better

The CW brought back “Riverdale” (in an alternate reality) and “The Flash” (for possibly the final season) on Tuesday, though it didn’t change the network’s ranking among broadcasters. “Riverdale” struggled a bit more than its lead-in, losing 45% of last season’s premiere viewers. “The Flash” Season 8 premiere was down 24% from its Season 7 start.

Anyway, The CW finished in last place, as per usual. NBC topped Tuesday primetime in the key ratings demo, adults 18-49, but CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jmaasaronson