Last night The CW premiered their newest drama series, The Carrie Diaries — the network’s prequel to Sex and the City. It stars AnnaSophia Robb, Stefania Owen, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay, Chloe Bridges, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, and Matt Letscher.
How did the new show perform in the ratings? The Carrie Diaries debuted to a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.6 million total viewers. This was hardly an impressive first outing for the drama.
These ratings were well below this season’s first episodes of The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, and Arrow. It was a bit better than Emily Owens, MD — a show that’s been cancelled — so that’s not saying much.
It’s certainly not an out-of-the-gate hit but it’s not a flop either. Will The Carrie Diaries survive to see a second season or will it be cancelled? We’ll have to wait and see what happens as the season progresses.
What do you think? Did you watch the premiere — on “live” TV, DVR, on-demand or online? If so, will you watch again?