Arrow Ratings Hit Season Low Against World Series

Arrow Crucible

"Crucible," Wednesday's episode of Arrow, suffered against the deciding game of the World Series, which drew over 18 million viewers, and took in just under 2.5 million eyeballs, making a season low for The CW's superhero drama based on DC Comics's Green Arrow.

The episode took in 2.37 million total viewers and an 0.8/2 in the 18-49 demographic on Wednesday night (not accounting for the DVR+3 or +7 ratings, obviously), and both Arrow and its follow-up, the Robbie Amell-starring Tomorrow People--were down from the lofty numbers they've seen so far this season (Arrow recently cleared 3 million viewers, a benchmark number for a CW series, especially in a non-event episode).

Whether the show will bounce back with the World Series decided and TV lineups returning mostly to normal in the next few weeks or not is the key question; Warner Bros. TV and The CW would undoubtedly love to see the first appearance of Grant Gustin's Barry Allen--set to air later this month or early next--top 3 million as well.

Of course, even at its lowest, it remains one of the top-rated series on The CW.