FLASH Ratings Rebound Post-Supergirl Crossover


After a down week which which saw the ratings tumble to an all-time low, CW’s The Flash rebounded in it’s second week back from hiatus. Following the much-heralded and highly-promoted Supergirl crossover episode on CBS Monday, ratings for the seventeenth episode of the season, entitled “Flash Back” reached 3.33 million, a jump of over 300,000 viewers from the week before.

The viewership was enough to pull The Flash ahead of its same-night competitor, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which clocked in at 3.23 million viewers for the night.

Momentum may be difficult to come by for the second year show, however, as it is headed for another multi-week hiatus and will not return until April 19. The previous break saw a drop of nearly 800,000 viewers leading into last week’s episode, so it will bear watching whether or not The Flash can sustain its increased viewership after the long layoff.

For context, you can view the full season’s numbers below.


Episode 1: “The Man Who Saved Central City” – 3.58 million

Episode 2: “Flash of Two Worlds” – 3.49 million

Episode 3: “Family of Rogues” – 3.47 million

Episode 4: “The Fury of Firestorm” – 3.43 million

Episode 5: “The Darkness and the Light” – 3.87 million

Episode 6: “Enter Zoom” – 3.63 million

Episode 7: “Gorilla Warfare” – 3.46 million

Episode 8: “Legends of Today” – 3.94 million

Episode 9: “Running to a Standstill” – 3.55 million

Episode 10: “Potential Energy” – 3.41 million

Episode 11: “The Reverse-Flash Returns” – 3.71 million

Episode 12: “Fast Lane” – 3.66 million

Episode 13: “Welcome to Earth-2” – 3.96 million

Episode 14: “Escape from Earth-2” – 3.90 million

Episode 15: “King Shark” – 3.8 million

Episode 16: “Trajectory” – 3.0 million

Episode 17: “Flash Back” – 3.33 million

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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