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Arrow and Nashville Are on Fire! Chicago Fire, Not So Much...

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Arrow (and Stephen Amell's abs) killed it last night.

The new drama delivered 4.02 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, making it the CW's highest-rated drama since 2010. This also makes it the most-watched premiere since The Vampire Diaries. Yay! But how did Nashville and Chicago Fire do?

One show has reason to celebrate:

What to expect from Chicago Fire

ABC's Nashville had a very strong premiere drawing in 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults, but it still came in second at the 10 p.m. slot behind CSI. Still, the critical darling (and the return of Tami Taylor, y'all!) is ABC's best drama debut behind Once Upon a Time, which premiered last year. Not too shabby.

Also worth noting: Nashville blew another series premiere, NBC's Chicago Fire, out of the water. Coming off of a Law & Order: SVU lead-in (and with a smoldering cast), the peacock network certainly must have hoped for more, but Chicago Fire premiered to 6.4 million and with a 1.3 rating. The one glimmer of hope? Chicago Fire actually fared much better in audience retention than Nashville, meaning viewers stuck around, which is impressive given the later time slot.

Did you tune into Arrow, Nashville or Chicago Fire? What did you think?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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