Off for nearly a year, The CW’s critically acclaimed “iZombie” returned with its third season premiere Tuesday night.
The episode posted lower adults 18-49 and viewership numbers than the season two finale. Its viewership total, moreover, represents a new series low.
According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s “iZombie” drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 0.98 million viewers. The two-hour second season finale averaged a 0.5 rating and 1.29 million viewers on April 12, 2016.
The adults 18-49 rating ties a series low, while the viewership figure represents a new one. It was the first “iZombie” episode to average fewer than 1 million live+same-day viewers.
Tuesday’s “iZombie” led out of “DC’s “Legends Of Tomorrow,” which drew a 0.6 rating and 1.53 million viewers in the 8PM timeslot.
While many first and second season “iZombie” episodes aired out of the much stronger “The Flash,” some aired out of re-runs or specials that posted far lower ratings than this week’s “Legends.”
Disappointing in comparison to the show’s historical standard, this week’s numbers are not terrible in the context of The CW’s current performance barometer.