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#DCWeek gives The CW its most watched week in 6 years


Tue, Dec 6th 2016 07:40 pm

4-night DC crossover event delivers The CW's largest weekly audience since December 2010

Conclusion of 'Heroes vs. Aliens' crossover gave 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' its most watched episode ever; 'The Flash' raced to its largest audience in 2 years; 'Arrow' hit its most-watched and highest-rated episode in a year; 'Supergirl' reached season highs

Last week's epic four-night DC crossover event delivered The CW's most watched week (2.13 million) in six years (week of Dec. 6, 2010), according to national ratings from Nielsen Media Research for the week of  Nov. 28.

For the week, The CW was up 20 percent in total viewers versus the same week last year, 15 percent in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and 16 percent in adults 18-34 (0.6 vs. 0.5).

Other ratings highlights from the week of 11/28/16:

"Supergirl" had its most-watched (3.5M) episode of the season, and matched its season premiere ratings in both adults 18-34 (0.9/4) and adults 18-49 (1.1/4).

"Supergirl" was The CW's most-watched show in its Monday 8-9 p.m. time period in more than eight years.

The CW had its most-watched Monday night (2.36M) in nearly seven years.  It was The CW's highest-rated Monday night in more than five years in adults 18-49 (0.8/3), and in four years in adults 18-34 (0.7/3).  It was the network's highest-rated Monday night in men 18-49 (0.8/3) in almost eight years.

"The Flash" raced to its most-watched episode (4.15M) in almost two years, and its highest-rated episode of the season.

"The Flash" drew a 1.3/5 in adults 18-34, its best rating in that demo since May 10, and a 1.5/5 in adults 18-49, its best since Feb. 16.

"The Flash" was up 5 percent in total viewers from last year's crossover episode, 7 percent in adults 18-49, and up 8 percent in adults 18-34.

The 100th episode of "Arrow" hit its mark, delivering the series' most-watched (3.55M) and highest-rated episode since last season's crossover episode.

"Arrow" more than doubled its rating in adults 18-34 (1.1/5), up 120 percent from its last original episode, and matched last season's crossover rating.

"Arrow" drew a 1.3/5 in adults 18-49, up 86 percent from its last original episode, and off only a tenth from the crossover last season.

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" had its most-watched episode ever (3.39M), and its highest-rated episode ever in adults 18-34 (1.0/5).

"Legends" also matched its highest rating ever in adults 18-49 (1.2/4), its best in that demo since its debut. It was "Legends' " highest-rated episode ever in men 18-34 (1.3/6) and it tied its best rating ever in men 18-49 (1.4/5).

"Legends" delivered a five-year high in the time period in total viewers, and a two-year high in adults 18-34.

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