Last season, The Originals became The CW’s highest-rated new show. Will it continue to be a ratings success for the small network? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals revolves around the world’s original vampires who’ve returned to reclaim New Orleans. The cast includes Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell, and Claire Holt.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.31 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
For comparisons: The first season of The Originals averaged a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.98 million total viewers.
What do you think? Do you like The Originals TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?