How The Flash Premiere Performed Against Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

October 8, 2014 5:52 PM

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With the rise of superhero programming on network television, there was bound to be one night where Marvel and D.C. offerings would compete. That night finally came on Tuesday, when ABC aired an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The CW aired the very first episode of its new drama The Flash. Despite the fact that ABC is the bigger network and has more resources, The CW managed to actually bring home a ratings win—at least when it came to its superhero programming. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

The Flash’s big premiere pulled in a 1.8 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.5 million total viewers. Over at ABC, the latest episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought in a 1.6 rating and 4.39 total viewers. It’s worth noting that The Flash hit the schedule at 8 p.m. ET while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ...

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