Last night marked not only the return of The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow after the winter hiatus, but it was also the first night for both shows as a pair following Legends‘ move from Thursday nights. Unfortunately, neither series received a large welcome back as ratings for both mid-season premieres were down compared to their respective fall finales.
The Flash mid-season premiere earned a total of 2.7 million, down 400,000 viewers from the mid-season finale and tied for the series low. The episode’s demo rating was a new series low, dipping under 1.0 for the first time at a .9 rating.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow did not fare well in it’s new time slot, drawing in 1.8 million viewers and a .6 demo rating. Though these numbers are down from the show’s mid-season finale, The CW may take comfort in the fact that Legends of Tomorrow managed to draw in a million more viewers than No Tomorrow, double the demo rating of the series which had previously held the Tuesday night 9:00 PM time slot.
Despite the low ratings, fans likely have no reason to be concerned about the future of both shows as The CW recently renewed their slate of superhero series for another season.
The Flash continues next week with the episode titled “Dead or Alive“.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow continues next week with the episode titled “The Legion of Doom“.
Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each show for weekly episode reviews!