Ratings: “Black Lightning,” “The Flash” Decline This Week

Facing full competition from the other networks, The CW’s Tuesday dramas fellow.

Black Lightning / The CW

Airing opposite the State of the Union, last week’s “Black Lightning” enjoyed a week-over-week ratings gain.

Airing against typical competition, this week’s episode gave that gain back.

According to national data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s “Black Lightning” drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.88 million overall viewers.

Last week’s episode drew a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.21 million in overall viewership.

This week’s “Black Lightning” was the show’s fourth installment.

Lead-in “The Flash” also dropped this week.

This week’s episode posted a 0.8 in the demo and 2.28 million in viewership. The previous “Flash” scored a 0.9 rating and 2.60 million viewers.

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