Legends of Tomorrow Raises CW's Thursday Ratings to Best in 3 Years

by Lucas Siegel

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow debuted Thursday night to strong ratings, but no records for The CW or superhero stories. The show pulled in a 1.2 rating in key demographic, with 3.1 million total viewers.

That puts it above the last two years of that timeslot for The CW, a clear victory for the network, and the best Thursday they've seen overall in over three years. The boost carried over into The 100, which saw its best ratings since season one, episode two for the season three premiere.

Ratings-wise, Legends falls between Arrow and The Flash's debuts, but when it comes to total viewers, the third series in The CW's DC Comics Universe fell short of either of its predecessors. Arrow debuted to 4.1 million viewers in Fall 2012, and The Flash had 4.8 million viewers (both of which were records for the network) in the Fall of 2014.

Heroes Reborn's season (and series) finale came in under Legends' debut at a 1.0.