Arrow Ratings: How Did The Premiere Do? (With CW Press Release) Arrow Ratings: How Did The Premiere Do? (With CW Press Release)
Arrow scored with over four million viewers. Arrow Ratings: How Did The Premiere Do? (With CW Press Release)

If ever there was a sign that picking up Arrow was “the right thing to do,” this was it.

According to the overnight ratings at TVByTheNumbers, Arrow scored a 1.3 rating in Adults 18-49, and 4.017 million viewers. It helped The CW beat NBC from 8-8:30 and was the most-watched CW premiere in three years. And not just that – Arrow gave The CW their best Adults 18-49 rating for a show since October 13, 2010 (America’s Next Top Model).

Needless to say, the network must be elated. Actually, why don’t we see what they had to say in a press release:

“Arrow” Most Watched CW Show, Most Watched Premiere in 3 Years

Last night’s premiere of ARROW was right on target with the network’s goal of broadening out and bringing new viewers to the network – 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).

ARROW was the most watched premiere on the network since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (9/10/2009).

This was the most watched show in the Wednesday 8PM time period in more than three years (5/13/2009)

Versus last year’s premiere of H8R in the time period, it more than doubled its audience (4M vs. 1.3M) and was up 57% in A18-34 (1.1/4), and 117% in A18-49 (1.3/4)

The ARROW premiere also gave SUPERNATURAL a boost last night, it was SUPERNATURAL’s most watched episode (2.6M) since 10/15/10, and was its best A18-34 rating since 3/4/11 (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 A18-34 (1.0/3, 12/10/10) and in A18-49 (1.2/10, 10/13/10)

ARROW tied NBC’s original comedies in the 8-9PM hour in total viewers (4M) and in A18-34 and A18-49.

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Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.