The Vampire Diaries: Season Four Ratings

The Vampire Diaries has been The CW’s biggest ratings winner for quite awhile but for how long will that trend continue? Will one of the network’s new shows surpass it? We’ll have to wait and see.

Revolving around a pair of vampire bothers and the young woman they both love, the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries typically airs on Thursday nights on The CW network. The cast includes Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, and Joseph Morgan.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Vampire Diaries is going to be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.64 million total viewers.

Episode 04-23: Thursday, 05/16/13
1.1 in the demo (+13% change) with 2.24 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 1.24 in the demo with 2.64 million.

Episode 04-22: Thursday, 05/09/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.28 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.25 in the demo with 2.66 million.

Episode 04-21: Thursday, 05/02/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.17 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.26 in the demo with 2.68 million.

Episode 04-20: Thursday, 04/25/13
1.0 in the demo (0% change) with 2.24 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 2.70 million.

Episode 04-19: Thursday, 04/18/13
1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 2.14 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.28 in the demo with 2.73 million.

Episode 04-18: Thursday, 03/28/13
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 2.46 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.30 in the demo with 2.76 million.

Episode 04-17: Thursday, 03/21/13
1.3 in the demo (+18% change) with 2.65 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.31 in the demo with 2.78 million.

Episode 04-16: Thursday, 03/14/13
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 2.41 million (-17% change).
Season averages: 1.31 in the demo with 2.78 million.

Episode 04-15: Thursday, 02/21/13
1.3 in the demo (+30% change) with 2.91 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 1.32 in the demo with 2.81 million.

Episode 04-14: Thursday, 02/14/13
1.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 2.31 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.32 in the demo with 2.80 million.

UPDATE: The show has been renewed for a fifth season by The CW.

Episode 04-13: Thursday, 02/07/13
1.1 in the demo (-15% change) with 2.50 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 2.84 million.

Episode 04-12: Thursday, 01/31/13
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 2.56 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 2.87 million.

Episode 04-11: Thursday, 01/24/13
1.3 in the demo (-7% change) with 2.71 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 2.89 million.

Episode 04-10: Thursday, 01/17/13
1.4 in the demo (+8% change) with 2.95 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 2.91 million.

Episode 04-09: Thursday, 12/13/12
1.3 in the demo (+8% change) with 2.81 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 2.91 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 04-08: Thursday, 12/06/12
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 2.42 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 1.39 in the demo with 2.92 million.

Episode 04-07: Thursday, 11/29/12
1.4 in the demo (+8% change) with 2.86 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.41 in the demo with 2.99 million.

Episode 04-06: Thursday, 11/15/12
1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 2.84 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.42 in the demo with 3.02 million.

Episode 04-05: Thursday, 11/08/12
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 3.02 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 1.44 in the demo with 3.05 million.

Episode 04-04: Thursday, 11/01/12
1.5 in the demo (+15% change) with 3.27 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 1.43 in the demo with 3.06 million.

Episode 04-03: Thursday, 10/25/12
1.3 in the demo (0% change) with 2.87 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.40 in the demo with 2.99 million.

Episode 04-02: Thursday, 10/18/12
1.3 in the demo (-19% change) with 2.91 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.45 in the demo with 3.04 million.

Episode 04-01: Thursday, 10/11/12
1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.18 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.60 in the demo with 3.18 million.

Year-to-year, the show was up by 7% in the demo (vs a 1.5 rating) and up by 3% in viewership (vs 3.1 million). It also provided a great lead-in for the premiere of Beauty and the Beast.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.81 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like The Vampire Diaries TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?

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  1. Greg says

    Please renew its the best show out there so far and I love the story line for this season what will happen to Elena is there really a cure for vamporism

  2. says

    The Vampire Diaries should most definitely NOT be cancelled. It’s fourth season just started and already there’s talk of canceling it? Lame. If the Vampire Diaries did get cancelled I would boycott TV, and I’m sure many others would as well. SO DON’T CANCEL IT!
    The vampire diaries show is the best show the CW has!! Keep the vampire diaries!! make the right decision and keep the viewers happy for once!

    RENEWED FOR LIFE!!! Cancel American Next Top Model , that show is getting soooo boring. I’m getting sick of it. It’s been on too long on the CW Network

    Renew
    Vampire Diaries for fifth, season Sixth season , Seven season eight season ninth season tenth season Eleven season twelfth season Thirteen season fourteen season fifteen season sixteen season seventeen season eighteen season nineteen season twenty season

    Renew
    Hart Of Dixie
    Beauty And The Best With No 13 episodes
    Emily Owens MD With No 13 episodes
    Vampire Dairies
    Supernatural
    RENEWED FOR LIFE!!Gossip Girls for a 7th Season and finishing the Gossip Girls series
    90210
    Nikita

    No Watches And Cancellation for
    American Next Top Model
    Arrow that show is getting soooo boring. I’m getting sick of it cancel

    Vampire Dairies and Gossip Girls are based On book series
    So that means that Vampire Dairies an Gossip Girls will stay on the network for a longer time

  3. VAMPY says

    The vampire diaries show is the best show the CW has!! Keep the vampire diaries!! make the right decision and keep the viewers happy for once!

  4. Alexis says

    RENEWED FOR LIFE!!! Cancell 90210 or something, that show is getting soooo boring. I’m getting sick of it. It’s been on too long. The Vampire Diaries on the other hand I could watch that all day!!!!!!!!!! TEAM DELENA!!!

  5. says

    The Vampire Diaries – waiting on pins and needles for every Thursday to watch! Putting the word out on Twitter and Facebook – watch LIVE and commercials are annoying but a must. Living and breathing The Vampire Diaries along with the best cast on TV.

  6. Clarice says

    I would seriously have the biggest fit if the Vampire Diaries gets cut off the CW it seriously the best show I’ve seen in a long time.

  7. Lee says

    Vampire Diaries has a huge range of age groups from tweens to great gramas! It would be horrible for this show to be cancelled !! It is the Only show I watch in CW.
    Pleas keep these Vampires on for a long time !!

  8. Karen says

    Also I forgot to add, the show is the most subscribed by a big margin on youtube out of all the other shows and have you seen the views for some of the clips of the show? way into the millions!

  9. Karen says

    I heard that Vampire Diaries is ‘renewed’ up to Season 6. They just announce a renew of the programme when needs to be (i.e once the season has finished and the network announces that they are renewing the show for another season when secretly it would have been renewed ages ago with many seasons to come!)

    I think it would be absurd to renew 90210 or other programmes and have Vampire Diaries cancelled. The show already has built up a fan base and dedication to the show. With 13 million fans on Facebook and with Nina, Ian and Paul all having more than 1 million followers on Twitter and considering the amount of Teen Choice awards they win, this show is by far the most popular show on the network besides its ratings!

  10. Kayla says

    The Vampire Diaries should most definetly NOT be cancelled. It’s fourth season just started and already there’s talk of canceling it? Lame. If the Vampire Diaries did get cancelled I would boycott TV, and I’m sure many others would as well. SO DON’T CANCEL IT!

  11. says

    I really do feel that the Vampire Diaries needs to be renewed for a 5th Season, Too many good programs gets cancelled, and the CW network has a pretty bad track record for cancelling good show before their time. I think they are taking lessons from the now debunked WB. If the VD does get cancelled the CW Network should have enough respect for the fans to allow the show at least a finale Episode to finish the story, I really Friggin hate it when a show gets cancelled by a network and they don’t even allow the show to produce 1 TV movie to tie up any cliff hanger and loose ends, then cancelled the Secrete Circle, and it left with a cliff hanger, so why would anyone buy the DVD’s when you know there is no ending.

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