TV Ratings: THE FLASH Debuts Strong; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to Another Series Low

     October 8, 2014


TV ratings for Tuesday, October 7th are in, bringing both good and bad news for superhero fans.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s series debut of its Arrow spinoff The Flash got off to a very good start, hitting a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 4.5 million viewers.  The performance marked The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated series debut since The Vampire Diaries premiered in 2009.  It also helps that the show is apparently quite good, as our own Dave Trumbore can attest in his full recap.
  • On the flipside, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to struggle as it fell to yet another series low last night, earning a 1.6 rating and scoring 4.39 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from last week.  Read Evan Valentine’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, Selfie, Supernatural, and more.


  • new-girl-microNew Girl stayed even with last week’s performance, hitting a 1.3 rating and 2.55 million viewers.
  • The Mindy Project dipped a tenth from last week with a 1.0 rating in the demo and 2.19 million viewers.


  • Elsewhere on ABC, the new comedy Selfie fell half a ratings point in week two with a 1.6 rating and 3.9 million viewers.
  • Manhattan Love Story was down six tenths in its second week, earning a 0.9 rating and 3.2 million viewers.
  • Closing out the night, Forever dipped a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.13 million viewers.


  • NCIS was even with last week’s 2.6 rating and garnered 17.08 million viewers, making it the most-watched program of the night.
  • NCIS: New Orleans was also even, nabbing a 2.3 rating and 15.34 million viewers.
  • Person of Interest was down two tenths from last week to a 1.6 rating and 9.83 million viewers.


  • Chicago Fire dipped two tenths from last week’s premiere to a 2.1 rating and 8.39 million viewers.

The CW

  • Elsewhere on The CW, the tenth season premiere of Supernatural was even with the ninth season premiere, scoring a 1.2 rating and 2.79 million viewers.  This show is almost eerily level week-to-week.