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


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.