“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “The 100” Power The CW to its Most Watched Thursday in More Than Three Years

January 22, 2016

The series premiere of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and the season three premiere of THE 100 combined to give The CW its most watched Thursday night (2.56 million) in more than three years (since 10/11/12) and its highest rated Thursday night in adults 18-49 (1.0/3) in more than two years (since 11/21/13).

LEGENDS drew a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49, beating both ABC and NBC in the 8:00-9:00 pm hour, and giving The CW its most-watched telecast (3.14 million) in the time period in more than three years (11/1/12), and The CW’s highest adults 18-49 rating in the time period in two years (1/23/14, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 100th episode). It was also the highest rating in the time period among men 18-49 in nearly six years (2/4/10).

LEGENDS also beat ABC and NBC in the hour in adults 18-34 (0.8/4), and men 18-49 (1.4/5), and was #2 in men 18-34 (0.9/4).

LEGENDS was The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated series premiere since THE FLASH debuted to record numbers on 10/7/14.

LEGENDS more than doubled this season’s time period averages in total viewers (+165%), and adults 18-49 (+166%), and doubled the adults 18-34 average.

At 9:00 pm, THE 100 third season premiere had its highest-rated episode in adults 18-49 (0.7/2) since the series’ second episode on 3/26/14, and its most watched episode (1.98 million) since 4/23/14.

THE 100 more than doubled this season’s time period averages in total viewers (+107%) and nearly doubled the averages in adults 18-49 (+98%), and was also up +64% in adults 18-34.

Versus this same week last year, The CW was up a whopping +80% in total viewers for the night, +67% in adults 18-49, and +17% in adults 18-34.