On the CW, Flash is in its eighth season and is currently the third longest-running primetime superhero series in American television history. Arrow ran for eight seasons and collected 170 episodes. Meanwhile, Smallville stayed on the air for 10 years and 217 episodes. Will Flash stay long enough to outperform one or both of those other shows? Will Flash cancel or renew for a ninth season? keep for updates. *Status update below.
superhero series, Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, Brandon McKnight and Jesse L. Martin. The action-adventure centers on police scientist Barry Allen (Gustin) who develops super-speed after being struck by dark matter lightning. Under the mask, Barry uses his powers to protect the citizens of Central City from many evil forces such as the Flash. His team includes Caitlin Snow/Frost (Panabaker), meta-empath Cecile Horton (Nicolet), meta-met Allegra Garcia (Compton), brilliant techie Chester P. Rank (McKnight), and retired detective Joe West. (Martin). In Season 8, Barry and his wife, Iris West-Allen (Patton), are at the peak of their careers, both as superheroes and reporters, and as committed couples. But when the powerful alien Despero unleashes near-total destruction on Central City, the Flash and his team must once again defy incredible odds to save the day. But their victory is short-lived as two new threats rise from the ashes of Armageddon, one of which will bring unforeseen horrors to the lives of Barry and his teammates – and change Team Flash forever..
Ratings are generally the best indicator of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the rating, the greater the chance of survival. This chart will be updated as new rating data becomes available.
Update from 30.06: You can see the last night’s ratings in context.
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For comparison: season seven Flash on The CW, an average rating of 0.21 in the 18–49 age group and 820,000 viewers.
Note: Ratings of fast partners are marked with a “*”. Otherwise, these are the final national ratings, which include all live + same-day viewing and DVR playback until 3:00. While these numbers do not include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indication of the show’s performance, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Although other economic factors may be involved, higher rated shows are usually renewed while lower rated shows are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like Flash Series on the CW? Should it be canceled or renewed for a ninth season?
* Update 03/22/22: Flash was renewed for a ninth season on The CW.
Update from 08/01/22: The ninth season will be the end of the show.