The crossover with some friends from Central City gave Arrow quite a boost that will hopefully continue with the show to next week’s midseason finale.
“The Brave and the Bold,” Part 2 of the Arrow/Flash crossover, had 3.86 million viewers and a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo. For comparison’s sake, the last new episode of the show had a 0.9 in the demographic. The show beat Hell’s Kitchen on FOX.
Those numbers mark the highest-rated episode ever in the 18-49 demographic and the most-watched since the series premiere in October 2012.
UPDATE: More solid ratings are in, and things even went up a little bit from the initial report this morning! Here’s the release from The CW:
Hot on the heels of THE FLASH’s strong performance Tuesday night, the ARROW crossover episode scored the series’ highest ratings ever in adults 18-34 (1.3/5) and adults 18-49 (1.4/4), and had its second most watched episode ever (3.92 million), behind only its series premiere on 10/10/12, according to national Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
With last night’s conclusion of the epic crossover event, ARROW also hit series highs in men 18-34 (1.6/7), and men 18-49 (1.8/6).
ARROW ranked #1 in the hour in men 18-34, #2 in the hour in adults 18-34, #2 in men 18-49, and also outrated Fox in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Versus its last original episode, ARROW was up +48% in total viewers, +63% in adults 18-34, +60% in men 18-34, +56% in adults 18-49, and +80% in men 18-49.
THE 100 hit a season high in total viewers (1.86 million), rising +18% over its last original, and remained even from its last original airing with season highs in adults 18-34 (0.5/2) and in adults 18-49 (0.6/2).
This was The CW’s most watched Wednesday night (2.89 million) in more than two years, since 11/14/12, and highest rated in adults 18-49 (1.0/3), in more than a year.
The CW ranked #1 for the night (tie) among broadcasters in men 18-34 (1.0/4).
Versus its last night of originals two weeks ago, The CW was up +35% in total viewers, +29% in adults 18-34 (0.9/3), and +43% in adults 18-49.
Versus this same Wednesday last year, The CW was up +16% in total viewers and +11% in adults 18-49.