With a strong core audience from the comic book, the aid of the hit show Arrow spinning it off, and the popularity of superheroes in general, we knew The Flash would have a strong premiere.
But we didn't realize even Barry Allen could gather an audience THIS fast!
After a week of DVR viewership tallied, the Scarlet Speedster's first outing has broken ratings records at the CW.
With 6.8 million viewers, the pilot episode is the single most watched telecast in the network's history!
The most recent episode hasn't had a full week for folks to clear out their DVRs yet, but it's already clocked in 5.2 million viewers - not a bad drop off three episodes in.
Looks like the CW has another hit on its hands! Go, Grant Gustin, go!