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The final ratings for Wednesday night's Arrow and Supernatural have The CW super psyched.  With Arrow, The CW now has a new hit show to go along with The Vampire Diaries Supernatural, a show in it's 8th season, is defying all odds by actually gaining viewers.

In the final ratings, Arrow actually increased viewers over the preliminary figures, closing at a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo and 3.75 million viewers.  Supernatural closed at 1.0 in the 18-49 demo and 2.32 million viewers.  This is all coming in the sweeps period too, which is traditionally a very bad time for The CW.     

So how good is this for Supernatural?  In Season 7 on Friday night, Supernatural only achieved Live + Same Day DVR ratings over 2 million once.  That was the premiere, "Meet The New Boss."  In Season 8, thanks likely a lot to new partner Arrow, Supernatural out of the six episodes so far has surpassed 2 million three times. Supernatural NEVER reached a 1.0 in the demo last season.  They've done it three times already this season. 

(See our ratings chart of all seasons of Supernatural here:  http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/news/18-ratings/81-ratings-all-seasons-of-supernatural.html

Just to show how excited they are, The CW released a press release bragging about their new almighty Wednesday night.  Enjoy the love everyone!

“ARROW” STILL A STRAIGHT SHOOTER FOR THE CW

ARROW Posts Most Watched Episode Since Its Series Premiere; 

Matches Season High in Adults 18-34 and 18-49

SUPERNATURAL Also Matches Season High in Adults 18-49;

Scores Second Most Watched Telecast of the Season

November 8, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – ARROW keeps on hitting the bull’s-eye for The CW.  Last night was ARROW’s most watched (3.75M) episode since the series premiere on October 10, and matched its season best among adults 18-49 (1.3/4) and adults 18-34 (1.1/3) according to national Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.   ARROW also matched its second best performance in women 18-34 (1.1/3).

Week-to-week, ARROW was up across the board in all key demos: up 23% in total viewers, up 30% in adults 18-49, up 57% in adults 18-34, and up 38% in women 18-34.

Paired with ARROW on The CW’s dramatically improved Wednesday night, SUPERNATURAL climbed to match its season high in adults 18-49 (1.0/2) and its second most watched episode (2.3M) of the season.  SUPERNATURAL was just shy of its season high in adults 18-34 (0.9/3).

SUPERNATURAL saw big gains over last week, up 30% in total viewers, 29% in adults 18-34 and 25% in adults 18-49.

Both ARROW and SUPERNATURAL continue to see dramatic increases over its Live+SD ratings once additional DVR data is factored in.  On average with Live+7 day ratings, ARROW posts a 25% increase in total viewers over its overnight Live+SD ratings, and typically jumps 33% in adults 18-34 and 30% in adults 18-49.  SUPERNATURAL also sees sizable gains with its Live+7 performance, improving 41% in total viewers above its Live+SD overnights, 46% in adults 18-34 and 52% in adults 18-49.