Ratings: Arrow Episode 100 Scores For The CW Ratings: Arrow Episode 100 Scores For The CW
Arrow Episode 100 was a ratings success. Ratings: Arrow Episode 100 Scores For The CW

Being the 100th episode and part of the “Invasion!” crossover certainly helped Arrow last night.

The show ended up with its highest ratings in a year — landing a 1.3/5 in the Ages 18-49 demo and 3.52 million viewers.

This is very, very good.

What did you think of Arrow Episode 100? Come talk about it on our forum!

Don’t forget Part 4 of the crossover airs TONIGHT as part of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

As for what’s coming up for Arrow next… here are some hints.

UPDATE: The CW has issued a press release touting last night’s ratings!


The 100th Episode of “Arrow” is the Series’ Most Watched and Highest-Rated Episode Since Last Season’s Crossover Event

December 1, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – The 100th episode of ARROW hit its mark, delivering the series’ most watched (3.52M) and highest-rated episode since last season’s crossover episode (12/2/15), according to preliminary fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research for November 30, 2016.

ARROW more than doubled its rating in adults 18-34 (1.1/5) from last week, +120% from its last original episode, and matching last season’s crossover rating.

ARROW drew a 1.3/5 in adults 18-49, +86% from its last original episode and off only a tenth from the crossover last season.

ARROW tied for #1 in the hour in adults 18-34, and was #1 in men 18-34 (1.3/6), and tied for #2 in men 18-49 (1.5/6).

This was The CW’s most watched Wednesday night (2.3M) since 1/27/16, and its highest rated Wednesday in adults 18-34 (0.7/3) since 2/24/16, and since 5/25/16 in adults 18-49 (0.8/3).

This season, ARROW is averaging gains of +77% in adults 18-49, +69% in adults 18-34, and +61% in total viewers in Live + 7 Day delayed viewing over its Live + Same Day totals alone.

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.

  • Lyla

    December 1, 2016 #1 Author

    Well, this WAS the best episode of this season (though only 8 in). Honestly, as Arrow is one of my favorite shows, I’m happy for it. Speaking of the episode as such, I think Stephen Amell and Willa Holland ultimately gave their best to date. I am not a fan of Laurel, actually, I don’t think there is a regular character I dislike more, but Katie Cassidy did a fairly good job too, with what she was given. The storm and wind the cast and crew hated, I’m sure, during the final fight and good-byes, was actually pretty spectacular to watch. A warm summer night might have not been so effective. The fights, I think – with Thea battling Malcolm, Sara fighting Darhk, and Oliver Deathstroke, had a great significance, and I even wish they gave them more momentum, so to speak.
    The only thing… and, please, let’s not start the Olicity vs Lauriver fight, but after everything that has happened, Oliver being In love with Laurel is not something I can believe. Sorry. I could maybe believe Laurel being in love with Oliver, since that was basically what she said on her death bed. Also, Cassidy’s acting might have suggested that in middle-late season 4. But Oliver… God, the show has made sure we know he loves her. As a person. But romantically? No. God, he ran away from her TWICE – once with Sara, and then the other time after S1 to the island again. And then Sara came back and he chose to be with her, not Laurel AGAIN. And then the Felicity story came – I mean, the show went out of it’s way to convince me Oliver is crazy about Felicity. And in the end of Season 3, when he wanted to go away again, he didn’t do it alone, like before. He ran WITH Felicity. And the the blissful first par of S4. And, sorry, but when Laurel died, it wasn’t a man portrayed who lost his love. It was a man who lost his friend. So, after ALL THIS, Olicity or no Olicity, making me think that in Oliver’s ‘’dream world’’ he i s marrying Laurel… I just don’t buy it, sorry. It was still emotional to watch though. Both, Amell and Cassidy did really good job, acting wise. Happy for the ratings 


    • Rob

      December 1, 2016 #2 Author

      Your points are well taken but this was a dream world created by The Dominators. Had Oliver never been on the Queen’s Gambit, had Malcolm never become a bad guy, I think Oliver could still have grown up and become a better person, eventually marrying Laurel.


    • K.C. taylor

      December 1, 2016 #3 Author

      You miss the point a little bit – the Dominators created the matrix based on all their regrets, primarily Oliver’s. It isn’t about a perfect fantasy – it was about various points of pain in them all. Taking away the pain kept them mentally distracted.


      • Michael

        December 1, 2016 #4 Author

        I can understand that. But I still think something a little differently could have been done in the real world with Flash, Supergirl and the recruits besides them trying to reverse the dominator’s technology. And I still do very much think that everyone gave a great performance. There were some very good parts (and sad parts), but I still don’t know how I felt about this episode.


  • Michael

    December 1, 2016 #5 Author

    Why am I not surprised. Usually one part of the crossover does better then the other in my opinion. So far this season, there’s been some moments here and there that I liked. But this season just hasn’t done to much for me for some reason. With this being not only the big 100 and it being part of the crossover, I was hoping that this episode (besides the dream Oliver and the others were in) I thought that there would be just a little more going on in the real world with Flash, Supergirl and the recruits. Who was that cyborg or meta human? I did think that where the team in the bunker trying to reverse the alien technology was good. But it great to see all the people that Oliver lost all back in the dream sequence. It was also very sad too, especially when Oliver was saying goodbye to his parents, and especially with him and Sarah saying goodbye to Laurel. That was a truly sad scene for me to see as Laurel is one of my favorite characters. Those scenes will stick with me for a while. So to be honest, I really don’t know what I thought about this episode. I do agree however that Stephen, Caity, Willa, Katie and all the others did a very touching and really great job. I knew this episode was going to be quite sad, but I thought it was just depressing near the end. And like I said, I knew that this episode was going to focus mainly on Oliver and the others in their fantasy dream. But I can’t help but think that something a little more could have been done with Flash and Supergirl. Their chemistry was great, but the story? Still a great performance by all the actors.


  • Rob

    December 1, 2016 #6 Author

    Everyone brought their A-Game in this episode. I loved it. The writers had an unenviable task of celebrating 100 episode of Arrow that happened to fall during the crossover, and managed to pull it off. Both Amell and Holland deserve applause for their performances. There was sadness, but not over the top shmaltziness.


  • Stephen P

    December 1, 2016 #7 Author

    All the shows this year on the CW, SuperGirl, Flash, Arrow & Legends have been great. Good FX. good acting, decent stories have made Mon-Thurs something to really look forward too each week


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