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'Supergirl' soars in its debut on The CW

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Tue, Oct 11th 2016 03:00 pm
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl (The CW photo by Frank Ockefels III)
Melissa Benoist as Supergirl (The CW photo by Frank Ockefels III)

'Supergirl' delivers the network's most watched show in its time period in nearly 8 years

The network premiere of "Supergirl" was super-powered for The CW, giving the network its most-watched (3.024 million) show in its Monday 8-9 p.m. time period in almost eight years ("Gossip Girl" on Dec. 1, 2008), its best adults 18-49 (1.1/4) rating in nearly six years ("90210" on Dec. 6, 2010), and its highest adults 18-34 (0.9/4) rating in five years ("Gossip Girl" on Dec. 21, 2011), according to preliminary fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 10.

"Supergirl" was The CW's highest-rated show ever in its time period among men 18-49 (1.2/4).

Compared to the same week last season (Oct. 12 series premiere of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), "Supergirl" more than tripled the network's performance in total viewers and all key demos.

Versus last season's time period averages, "Supergirl" was up 246 percent in total viewers, 200 percent in adults 18-34, and 267 percent in adults 18-49. Compared to last season's season finale on CBS, "Supergirl" rose 29 percent in adults 18-34.

"Supergirl" ranked No. 3 in its time period in men 18-34 (0.9/4) and No. 3 (tie) in men 18-49, and No. 4 in adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 (tie).

"Supergirl" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Pictured, from left: Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman on  

Pictured, from left: Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman on "Supergirl." (The CW photo by Frank Ockefels III and Diyah Pera)

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