TV Ratings Report: Black Lightning Launches Well

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Black Lightning (2.3 million/0.8 rating) launched on The CW last night, and the new series managed to secure solid ratings for the network. 

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It held on to 100% of The Flash's (2.5 million/0.8 rating) demo lead-in and rated higher than every non-crossover episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3

NBC: Ellen's Game of Games (8.8 million/2.2 rating) and Chicago Med (7.9 million/1.5 rating) gathered steam while This Is Us (9.8 million/2.5 rating) slipped two tenths. 

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Fox: Lethal Weapon (5 million/1.2 rating), LA to Vegas (2.8 million/0.9 rating) and The Mick (2.3 million/0.8 rating) all gained a tenth. 

ABC: The Middle (6.1 million/1.4 rating), Fresh off the Boat (3.9 million/1.0 rating), black-ish (3.8 million/1.0 rating) and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2.6 million/0.6 rating) were all on par with their most recent results. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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