Arrow “Unmasked” Overnight Ratings Report Arrow “Unmasked” Overnight Ratings Report
Overnight ratings report for the Arrow episode "Unmasked" Arrow “Unmasked” Overnight Ratings Report

So how did the Arrow episode “Unmasked” do in the ratings last night?

The initial overnight ratings see Arrow at 1.36 million viewers and a 0.4/2 in the Ages 18-49 demographic. That number can and will go up once DVR, streaming, and other things are factored in, and it still places the show at the higher half of CW series.

What did you think of the episode? Come talk about it on our Arrow discussion forum!

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.

  • M

    December 4, 2018 #1 Author

    Not surprised. It was a good episode; seeing Oliver no longer in prison and finding a place (for now). Although the villain Fuller wasn’t very good. New mayors a pain in the butt. Makes me wonder what she is actually doing with her job.

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  • ArrowFan

    December 5, 2018 #2 Author

    This is the best season we’ve seen since Season 2. The new showrunner is doing a fantastic job, as are the writers and stunt team. Can’t say enough good things about this season.

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    • M

      December 7, 2018 #3 Author

      In what way is this the best season since ? It’s not 6 by any means, but it’s not up there with 1 and 2 either. While there were good or great moments in the past couple episodes, the overall story makes no logical sense. There are other things that the writers have done that have been bad or not good choices besides Diaz. Beth is definitely starting to improve the show after what Guggie did to it. But your entitled to your own opinon. But besides the prison storyline which was different, what happened in there didn’t make a whole lotta sense. I’m curious as to what to what you love about this season.

      I think it’s great that Oliver’s out of prison, gives more story potential to go around instead of the weird and non logical stuff that was going on in prison.

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  • jayokio

    December 8, 2018 #4 Author

    Its amazing how you always find new ways to make this show look terrible… please from what we have seen so far this season, can you point out any season since s2 having a better first 8 episodes?? the season has been really solid with good storylines,fight scenes, everything.. the only thing you can complain about is maybe the flash forward scenes,which is kinda too confusing.. then you mentioned about the prison storyline being weird, seriously?? Do you know of any other better way the story could have played out?? For me I would pick this over the flash prison storyline anytime… and of course you just had to mention Diaz, he’s been really great this season, I think the reason why you hate him is either because of how he was portrayed in the beginning of s6, or maybe its because they arent sticking to his comic origin…. either way, I thinks he’s been good and I couldnt ask for a better villian

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    • M

      December 8, 2018 #5 Author

      I never used the word terrible. I know I’m not the only one who this this season is not up there with 1 or 2 either. It’s not that hard to realize some of the things they did I never said I hated this season either, I would just like to know (besides the prison storyline which was different but didn’t quite seem to have any useful purpose. I will admit the fight scenes are good or great, but for example a “battery like device that’s small but powerful enough to level the city. That’s bad. If it was a bomb how the hell was it not better protected on the train? And hacking 2 pieces of metal on a train, what is Guggenheim writing that episode? No sense. I’m not the only one who thinks Diaz is whiney. If you look on Arrow reddit there will be proof of several different things. As to any season having more than 8 episodes since S2, Season 1. The characters were well developed as well as the story, arcs, even the villain Malcolm didn’t cheat like Diaz did (who cheated twice), plus Malcolm almost beat Oliver twice without doing that and he only planned to level the Glades and not the city and had a really good reason for doing it too. What was Diaz’s? To have almost everyone of high authority on his supposed payroll. How the heck did no one realize what he was doing was wrong? We’re talking about countless people (with guns and armor) against one guy. A few people I can understand, but the amount he had and no one did anything? What kind of world is this?
      I just didn’t quite understand what the Dr in prison was doing, some kind of shock therapy that had deadly consequences? I don’t really understand what he was trying to accomplish. I didn’t think it was terrible but just wasn’t quite understanding what he was trying to accomplish. Plus the prison that Oliver was in was a high security prison and he’s just allowed to walk around all willy nilly? And the other inmates hate him then want Oliver to help them and then hate him again. What was that about? Plus when Diaz was taken there there was only one ordinary guard with him? Where’s the armor? Where’s more of the security? This is a maximum security prison after all. When Diaz was giving his speech why didn’t the guards stop him? The main prison fight was great until Diaz fought Oliver which was cheesy cause he did cheat again with random Mirakuru. And all it took was a stab to the chest and a few head butts by Oliver to defeat him? Okay. Malcolm is by far the best villain imo just like you think Diaz is for you. Malcolm had a really good motivation and plan and didn’t want revenge against Oliver. Diaz does which makes sense but then who hasn’t? Slade and Adrian are two although theirs are different but even so.
      As to your flash prison story over Arrow. Oliver had no reason to be there. The FBI never held up their end of the bargain, he should be treated as a hero instead of a vigilante for the many times he’s saved the city and he thought by being in there he would keep Felicity and Willaim safe? He did that better being with them, just look how easy Diaz was able to get to Felicity and almost kill her and somehow she overpowers him and walks into the prison? Yeah okay. It made sense why Barry was in prison cause he got framed for Devoe’s murder, the body was there along with the knife with his fingerprints and in his apartment. The guards actually did things in prison and the warden if I recall only was bad because he was working for someone who was interested in metas and not regular guys. Plus the times when Barry was hanging out with the guys was nice. I however don’t recall that being a maximum security prison. But even if it was, only the warden was corrupt compared to a whole facility of guards who weren’t. There quite a difference between Arrow’s prison story and Flash’s.
      This season isn’t terrible (like all of last season) which imo were hardly any many moments I liked compared to some in this season even though the only bad storytelling was in E2. The Demon had its moments that I liked along with the main fight in Slabside Redemption except for any of the Diaz scenes which didn’t make any sense. I would actually see the last episode again “Unmasked” since it showed what we can guess is what Oliver would be doing after prison. Plus it reflected on the earlier seasons which was great, seeing the Queen mansion, who the new archer is, what might happen with Renee, the different road Felicity is going down which I think is interesting. The only thing I didn’t care for to much was Fuller being the bad guy in that episode, but still fine. I think the only reason diaz’s fighting improved a bit was cause of the Mirakuru but I could actually tolerate him for the 5 seconds he was in it. I don’t hate this season but could have been written a little better or at least be more understandable at least for me. It’s not S6 by any means but it’s not up there with 1 and 2 yet either. But given in time depending on what happens it could be. Beth has definitely begun to improve the show after what Guggie did to it last season. Hardly anyone likes him because of what he wrote last season.

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  • m

    December 8, 2018 #6 Author

    I forgot to mention that in terms of asking how the prison story could have gone differently I would first of all say make it actually like a real maximum prison instead of being able to walk around willy nilley and don’t keep changing some of the inmates story every episode going from hating Oliver to wanting him to do something from them to hating him again just stick to something. Honestly the only better storytelling in the prison is when a guard was killed, that felt more real although they didn’t quite say who or why. That is something that could have mostly been done in the entire prison story along with putting the storyline of Talia as the demon in there two, That would feel a lot more realistic. That’s what I would have done. Like I said I just didn’t understand what the Dr was doing shock therapy I guess?
    As another thing about Diaz, I don’t hate who plays him, I just think his characters story could be alot better than a silly motive to being bullied when he was younger and not be acting like a whiney person who just wants revenge. I’m not saying that he acts whiny but is not doing a very good job a getting revenge like Adrian Chase was. Plus why the hell does he want to blow up the city? What did it ever do to him. Why not just plan on getting back at Oliver in some way then doing that? All I know is I’m not the only one who feels this way about him. I just hope that they can start writing him a little differently later on in this seasons running. He’s not the worst villain but he’s definitely not the best. He might be in your opinon among several few. But it is a fact that a good amount of people don’t like him and want him to be replaced by the longbow hunters and have Oliver go against them. While most of them are not anything like from the comics (besides Red Dart who is accurate) at least they seem more intimadating in a way than Diaz is. I’m not remotely intimated by him. It would be nice however if the writers can shed more light on not only Diaz’s past but the longbow hunters as well.

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  • m

    December 8, 2018 #7 Author

    Your honestly amazing that you think Diaz is so great when all he wants is revenge when there’s been other people who have wanted revenge. Besides him being able to fight, what are really his intentions thus far? Trying to build up his empire again with ARGUS looking for him? He just doesn’t really seem to have much of a goal this time around he’s just doing things here and there.

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