'Arrow' Most Watched CW Show, Most Watched Premiere in 3 Years

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October 11th, 2012

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ARROW Gives The CW Its Most Watched Telecast in Three Years

ARROW Most Watched CW Premiere Since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

SUPERNATURAL Has Most Watched Episode in Two Years

The CW Has Best Wednesday Night in Two Years

October 11, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – Last night’s premiere of ARROW was right on target for The CW – it drew 4.02 million viewers, the most watched telecast on the network of any show, on any night, in three years (11/12/2009), according to preliminary Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

ARROW was The CW’s most watched premiere since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (9/10/2009). ARROW was also the most watched show in the Wednesday 8PM time period in more than three years (5/13/2009)

The ARROW premiere also gave SUPERNATURAL a boost last night; it was SUPERNATURAL's most watched episode (2.6M) since 10/15/10, and it had its best adults 18-34 rating (1.0/3) since 3/4/11.

Week to week, SUPERNATURAL was up 40% in total viewers, and up two-tenths in both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 (1.0/3).

Last night was The CW's best Wednesday night in total viewers (3.3M) in more than two years (5/12/10) and in two years in adults 18-34 (1.0/3, 12/1/10) and in adults 18-49 (1.2/3, 10/13/10)

ARROW tied NBC's original comedies in the 8-9PM hour in total viewers (4M) and in adults 18-34 and adults 18-49.

ARROW held or built at the half hour in total viewers and in all key demos.

Compared to Wednesday of the same week last year, last night was up 121% in total viewers (3.3M), up 67% in adults 18-34 (1.0/3) and up 100% in adults 18-49 (1.2/3).


  • NJ Viewer

    I really liked Arrow. Let’s see more shows like that.

  • Rovers4

    I’m surprised that Arrow did so well. I actually didn’t like it. I thought the acting was bad. I also thought that the character of Oliver Queen became Green Arrow too fast. In my opinion, they should’ve waited until 2-3 seasons later before they had him don the Green Arrow outfit and in my opinion Stephen Amell doesn’t fit the role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, but then again I’m used to seeing Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.

  • Martine

    This is just like Supernatural. Its like Dean with a pair of green tights. The same mean, unkind, hateful character. So the fans of Supernatural will of course love it. I was really looking forward to this pilot, and so did a lot of others. Hopefully they won’t watch this for long.

  • I hope the CW gets what they deserve

    A going out of business party. Soon. AWFUL SHOW. Completely cliche. Badly choreographed fights. Wooden acting, and a predictable plot. The guy isn’t even hot.

  • nunya

    Embarrassingly bad acting doesn’t matter for shows like The Arrow, does it? It’s like it’s geared for 11 year olds…so damn stupid.

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