It wasn’t that long ago that The Vampire Diaries had the highest ratings on The CW. Those days are long gone but the series won’t be abruptly cancelled. It’s been decided that season eight will be the final season, giving the cast and creators a chance to give the series a proper series finale. Will the ratings continue to fall this year or will they rise, causing the execs to regret not making a ninth season? Stay tuned.
The Vampire Diaries revolves around the search for love and the battle between good and evil in the supernatural-charged town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. The cast includes Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Matt Davis, and Michael Malarkey. The recurring cast includes Nathalie Kelley, Kristen Gutoskie, Allison Scagliotti, Lily Rose Mumford, Tierney Mumford, and Tristin Mays.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The seventh season of The Vampire Diaries averaged a 1.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.53 million total viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like The Vampire Diaries TV series? Do you think it should be ending or renewed for a ninth season?