Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 15 to February 21, 2015 written by Robert Reineke February 22, 2015 And then there were four, for this week, as CONSTANTINE awaits word on cancellation/renewal. GOTHAM maybe introduces The Joker, THE FLASH formally introduces Firestorm and has a big revelation, AGENT CARTER moves towards its finale, and ARROW continues right along. Let’s look at the numbers for an eventful week. GOTHAM proved that The Joker is certainly a draw, even a hint of him, as it bounced up sharply to a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.19 million viewers. It’s still a problematic show, but it’s a popular, problematic show. It’s also worth noting that they may be revealing more about The Joker than we would normally want, but the sky hasn’t fallen in either. In many ways, treating GOTHAM as separate from the movies, just allows them to do whatever they want. If this is some weird, parallel universe from the movies, so be it. It doesn’t impact my feelings about the movies. I just wish this weird, parallel universe had better, more compelling stories to tell. THE FLASH continues its winning run up to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.01 million total viewers. Those are amazing ratings for the CW in this day and age. And, heck, the episode was packed with things, Barry dealing with the idea of time travel, Firestorm, Harrison Wells revealed to be running around as the Reverse Flash and working with Grodd. Even Iris seems to have something on her plate. If you’re going to take a break, this was an excellent point to take one. And, really, kudos for the people running THE FLASH to not hold anything back. If someone had told you a year ago that THE FLASH had introduced a talking, telepathic gorilla without any real compromise for television, how many would have believed it? THE FLASH is taking advantage of its universe and history to great effect. Any theories on what Harrison Wells and Grodd are up to? AGENT CARTER has stabilized with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.15 million viewers. That’s relatively successful as its second in its timeslot this week, although the competition beyond NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is very weak. A 1.4 rating for a relatively expensive hour-long drama is still nothing to get excited about, but while I still think it’s on the bubble, it’s probably more likely to come back than not at that level. At least, unless AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. tanks in the spring. ARROW was also up this week, finishing with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.91 million viewers. ARROW has been generally up since the Flash crossover and the midseason finale. I won’t say that this is proof that the show is back on track or anything, only that we’ve seen some synergy at play here. And that bodes well for more shows and spinoffs on the CW. I don’t expect that it will turn into the DC network, but I think we’re going to continue to see more series and characters spin out of the DC comics to tv. Othewise, there’s not much to say about ARROW otherwise, except that its the series that started this comic books on television heyday. With THE FLASH taking a break until March 17th, we’re going to have a lot less to talk about in the upcoming weeks, although AGENT CARTER wrapping up and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returning will obviously be news. Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 15 to February 21, 2015 was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agent CarterArrowGothamMarvelRatingsThe FlashThe Joker 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post LUCIFER Picked Up for Pilot by Fox next post Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Quakes In New Promo You may also like REVOLUTION: Season Two Review- “Dead Man Walking” October 31, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: November 22 to 28,... November 28, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 22 to March... March 29, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 1 to March... March 5, 2015 Happy 20th Anniversary To THE X-FILES September 10, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 26 to April... April 4, 2017 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 10 to May... May 14, 2015 Review: Doctor Who S8, Ep. 1 “Deep... August 24, 2014 Oswald Cobblepot Waddles To GOTHAM March 25, 2014 Review: HANNIBAL, Season 3, Episode 8 “The... July 28, 2015 Michael Lalaian I absolutely adore The Flash, It’s easily tied with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as my favorite show on TV right now. It is going to take a lot for the Ezra Miller incarnation to win me over, because right now there’s only one Barry Allen to me, and his name is Grant Gustin. Seriously, how often do we talk about movies living up to a CW show? Its amazing.