Barry Allen has raced onto our screens as the fastest man alive — and The CW’s most-watched series premiere ever, according to the network. Today The CW announced that it has picked up a full season order for The Flash, as well as fellow newcomer Jane the Virgin.
The Flash debuted to 6.1 million viewers when Live + 3 Day DVR viewers were accounted for. That surpasses the previous record-holder, 2009’s premiere of The Vampire Diaries. The Flash was also the network’s highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years.
“We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with The Flash launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and Jane the Virgin recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said. “Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and The Flash and Jane have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I’m thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.”
A new episode of The Flash airs tonight and every Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW. Keep up with the series with SciFi Stream’s Flash show guide!