The overnight ratings for “Legends of Yesterday” are in, and they took Arrow to season highs. Even better? Numbers probably will go up more later today, and certainly once DVR is factored in.
“Legends of Yesterday” had 3.58 million viewers and a 1.3/4 in the demo, according to the initial overnights. It’s safe to say this crossover was a success!
(Also: Mark Hamill, Wentworth Miller, Liam McIntyre are in next week’s Flash, which also introduces us to Keiynan Lonsdale as WALLY WEST! See pics from that one here.)
UPDATE: The CW was so happy with last night’s ratings that they put out a press release about it. You can find that below:
THE CONCLUSION OF THE LEGENDARY FLASH-ARROW CROSSOVER SOARS TO SEASON HIGHS
ARROW Scores its Most Watched and Highest Rated Episode of the Season
SUPERNATURAL Hits Season Highs in Total Viewers and with Men
December 3, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – Part two of THE FLASH/ARROW epic crossover event gave ARROW its most watched (3.58 million) and its highest-rated episode in adults 18-34 (1.0/4), adults 18-49 (1.3/4), and men 18-49 (1.6/6) of the season, according to fast affiliate Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
ARROW also matched its season high rating in men 18-34 (1.2/5).
With the conclusion of the crossover setting the scene for one of the most-anticipated new shows of the season, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, premiering Thursday, January 21, 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT, last night was ARROW’s most watched episode and its highest-rated episode in adults 18-49 since last season’s FLASH/ARROW crossover (12/3/14), and also its best adults 18-34 rating since 5/13/15.
Versus its last original episode on 11/18, ARROW was up +33% in total viewers, +25% in adults 18-34, +20% in men 18-34, +18% in adults 18-49, and +23% in men 18-49.
ARROW was #1 in its time period in men 18-34 and #2 (tie) in men 18-49.
SUPERNATURAL also hit season highs last night, with its most watched episode of the season (2.13M), and its highest-rated episode in men 18-34 (1.0/4) and men 18-49 (1.1/3). It matched its season bests in adults 18-34 (0.8/3) and also in adults 18-49 (0.9/3).
It was SUPERNATURAL’s most watched episode since 2/3/15, and the most watched show in the time period in more than a year (11/26/14).
Versus its last original two weeks ago, SUPERNATURAL rose +28% in total viewers, +33% in adults 18-34, +43% in men 18-34, +29% in adults 18-49, and +38% in men 18-49.
This season SUPERNATURAL is one of the most heavily time-shifted shows in primetime; it averages a huge +86% increase in adults 18-49 when Live + 7 Day delayed viewing is added to its Live + Same Day totals alone, an +83% jump in adults 18-34, and a +56% increase in total viewers. ARROW sees gains of +51% in total viewers, +56% in adults 18-34, and +60% in adults 18-49 in its Live + 7 Day ratings over Live + SD.
For the night, it was The CW’s most watched Wednesday (2.86M) since last season’s FLASH/ARROW crossover on 12/3/14. The CW averaged a 0.9/3 in adults 18-34, 1.1/5 in men 18-34, 1.1/4 in adults 18-49, and a 1.3/4 in men 18-49.