Arrow: Ratings Up From Season Premiere, Most Watched Episode Since April

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Last night's episode of Arrow was up in total viewers and all key demos from last week's season premiere, rising 22% in adults aged (1.1/3), up 13% in adults 18-34 (0.9/3), gaining 13% with women 18-34 (0.9/3) and increasing 10% in total viewers (3.02M), according to TV By the Numbers. It was the highest-rated show in its timeslot outside of the big four networks.

It was Arrow's most watched episode since April, its best 18-49 rating since February, its best 18-34 rating since May and its best performance among women in key demographics since December 2012/January 2013.

This comes less than a week after it was discovered that the season premiere of Arrow saw huge increases in Live + 3 Day delayed viewing versus Live + Same Day ratings. In total viewers, Arrow saw a 34% gain over L+SD viewing, gaining nearly a million viewers, while in adults 18-49, the series grew 41% and in adults 18-34 it increased 27%. The delayed viewing was up considerably from last season's premiere, when Arrow gained just 16% in total viewers when L+3 viewing was added. It's also in line with the kind of significant increases we're seeing from Live +3 and Live +7 numbers on the fanboy-centric Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, which was up in 18-34 demographics this week but down in overall viewers, according to overnight ratings estimates released yesterday.