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.

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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. sbmj says

    I love to watch this series i have all the season on dvd and repeatedly watching so dont stop.keep coming with more.

  2. jolene says

    Pleeeeeeease don’t stop vamp dairies! We wil do anyting. Just keep it going. Pleeeeeeese! I wanna cry if I think of the posibility that it could be caned!

  3. Briana says

    This is my fav show its the only reason i get out of bed to read the books or watch the show please please please keep it on my life will end without it the only reson i like thursdays!!!!! Im almost done with the books!!!

  4. henry anebelundu says

    I really hAve learnt an incredible lot from the series. I so much think that it should be renewed 4 a fifth season!

  5. says

    Keep Thous Ratings up for Vampire Dairies Season 5

    I think the CW Network should team up with ABC Family Channel So the cw network could bring half of the ABC Family Channel on the cw network

    The CW network programming shows were getting low ratings because the audience were watching less shows on the cw network and the cw network needs more audience to keep up with the ratings

    The CW Network had to put One Tree Hill and Gossip Girls and the other shows on the bubble because they weren’t sure what to do with the veterans shows so they had no choice to wrap up One Tree Hill And GG series

    When GG finished up their Season 5 finale it got low ratings
    When 90210 finished up their Season 4 finale it got low ratings

    The Others Shows
    Hart Of Dixie
    Emily Owens
    Supernatural
    Arrow
    Vampire Dairies
    Beauty And The Beast
    Were supposed to be Toss Up Renewal for 2013
    Or Were supposed to be Renew for 2013

  6. Laurie says

    TVD is my favorite show…EVER. Never miss an episode, rewatch every one at least 5 times or more until the next one comes on. Love it!

    • Brandon says

      Thanx for that confession, it makes me feel normal again! I thought I was the only one who watched them that much.. lol

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