The Flash Debuts to 4.79 Million Viewers, Promo for Episode 2 Released

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Last night, The CW brought us the series premiere of “The Flash,” and their bets on the super powered spin-off paid off! The series debuted to 4.79 million viewers, with a 1.9 rating, making it the highest-rated series premiere on The CW in five years! “The Flash” also handily beat out the inaugural episode of its parent series “Arrow” by over half a million viewers. You can check out our recap of the pilot episode of “The Flash” by clicking here!

In addition, The CW has released the first promo for the second episode of “The Flash” which you can check out in the player below. Titled “Fastest Man Alive,” the episode is described as follows:

“Barry escorts Iris to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg (guest star William Sadler). When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man’s life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco scramble to find out what’s wrong with Barry, Joe comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn’t six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black (guest star Michael Christopher Smith), who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the ‘red streak.'”

Directed by David Nutter with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, “Fastest Man Alive” will air October 14. “The Flash” will airs Tuesdays this fall at 8 p.m.