After a week which saw CW’s The Flash hit a recent high-water mark on the strength of Kevin Smith‘s directorial debut on the show, ratings fell off slightly for this week’s episode, “Invincible”.
Preliminary ratings for the show have it scoring 3.35 million viewers for the night, placing third in its time slot behind NCIS and The Voice. The Flash continued its long-running streak of leading the pack for the CW for Tuesday night, and in edging out competing comic book drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The show has never managed to completely recover from the two extensive hiatuses taken between between February and March and again between March and April. Although ratings have managed to typically tick up week-to-week, the show has failed to gain momentum due to audience uncertainty as to when to catch new episodes.
Despite all of this, The Flash remains CW’s highest-rated show, and its success led the Warner Brothers-owned network to continue adding to it’s super-hero lineup, acquiring Supergirl from CBS for next season last week.
Ratings should see a significant spike for next week’s season finale, and this week’s still have time to be adjusted. Last week’s episode saw a late adjustment up from 3.48 million to 3.52 million viewers, so it’s likely that a similar spike is coming for the penultimate episode.
For context, you can review the complete season ratings 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” – 3.64 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
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.