The Flash, Black Lightning ratings soar opposite State of the Union

Flash season 4What did we learn from the ratings on Tuesday night? Basically, that there was a rather healthy appetite for some out there to not have to just sit around and continue to watch programming related to State of the Union.

The majority of broadcast television was off the air for the Donald Trump speech; yet, The CW still programmed, and as a result of that The CW clearly had a lot to be happy about.

The Flash – The superhero series aired a rather-fun episode last night in “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash,” which drew overall a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. There is obviously no concern about the show’s renewal chances and there has never been. Still, at the same time we do think that there is a lot for many fans of this show to be excited about here. It gives the series a little bit more momentum as it prepares to embark on a hiatus next month. It’s got some challenges ahead for it still and we need to see the series doing everything that it can to keep the numbers strong. The longer a show lasts and the more it faces some erosion.

Black Lightning – Meanwhile, this was a nice recover for the Cress Williams series after having a bit of a ratings dip for episode 2. The third episode generated a 0.8 rating, up significantly in the numbers and putting it largely in line with its premiere. We think the first three episodes alone make it fairly likely that the series returns for a second season; after all, as of right now it is performing better than Arrow, Supergirl, or Legends of Tomorrow. We don’t know how the network is going to continue to program five different superhero shows but good luck to them trying to figure that out!

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