The Flash Hits Highest Rating Since Premiere In Live +3

The Flash continues to run strong in the ratings, reaching its highest rating in the Live +3 viewing category since the premiere.

As The CW announced yesterday, The Flash’s delayed viewings for last week’s episode, “Plastique,” spike by 58% in total viewers compared to Live and Same Day viewings. With a gain of more than 2 millions viewers, “Plastique” became The Flash’s most-watched installment since its sophomore episode, “Fastest Man Alive.” Even bigger however, is the series' 55% jump in the +A18-34 category, from 1.2 to 1.85 million, giving the Flash its highest rating yet since its pilot episode in October. And finally, The Flash was also the highest rated broadcast show last Tuesday, November 11th, with a 73% rise in in the M18-34 category.

The numbers certainly make sense, given that “Plastique” was one of the series’ most discussed episodes yet. Headlined by a major tease for Gorilla Grodd, one of The Flash’s most popular rogues, the episode also enjoyed guest appearances by DC Comics stalwarts General Eiling (who will eventually become the brutish villain, “The General) and Plastique.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and the Flash. The next episode, “The Flash Is Born,” airs this Wednesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.