Although its demo numbers have been okay for The CW, The Originals TV show never matched the ratings for The Vampire Diaries. Now that the latter show has ended its run, will the spin-off pick up more of its audience? Will The Originals be cancelled or renewed for season five on The CW? Stay tuned.
The first spin-off of the wildly successful Vampire Diaries, The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, and Riley Voelkel. Claire Holt and Leah Pipes guest star. The CW supernatural drama series follows the Mikaelson family, the world’s first vampires who have returned to reclaim New Orleans. In season four, the Mikaelsons are reunited, only to face an even bigger threat: the revival of an ancient evil with strong ties to their most vulnerable family member. After a devastating attack by this nightmarish entity, they must stand their ground and forge an alliance with those who hate them most: Marcel (Davis) and Vincent (Gatewood).
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.
6/24 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The third season of The Originals averaged a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 931,000 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 Originals TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
5/10 update: The CW has renewed The Originals for a fifth season. Details here.
7/20 update: Julie Plec announced The Originals will end with season five. Details here.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T END THIS SHOW I THIS TV SHOW I CAN’T WAIT TO THE NEXT SESSON GET STARTED ALL OF THE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES ARE FABULOUS AWESOME U JUST GOT TO KEEP THEM COMING
PLEASE DON’T DELETE MY SHOW IT IS AWESOME ALL THE ACTORS ACTRESSES I THIS TV SERIES
Thank God there will only be one more season. Somewhere along the line they forgot this wasn’t a soap opera. It was entertaining in the beginning but is just getting dumb. THANK YOU for ending the slow crawl to death.
I love the Originals one of my favorite shows ever. I hate that they are only making one more season. Klaus is my favorite.
This show is an amazing in my Opinion The storylines are a lot better I wish they would of the episode count to 2313 episodes doesn’t seem long enough but it should definitely for a season six
THE ORIGINALS IS THE BEST AND THE MOST MOST MOST COOL TV SERIES EVER, especially klaus or joseph, he’s the best actor! and season 5 please, i beg!!! not only 5 but 6,7,8,9,10,…..
Love the Originals! Need to definitely have a Season 5
The Originals is the best show on tv right now. I ❤️ Klaus and Elijah ! There is not another show like it on tv. The Strain is gross and not what you think about when you hear the word Vampire. This show definitely needs to continue. The CW canceled the Secret Circle and it was also great. Please give the Originals another season. The way Klaus speaks is memorizing. This show has got to stay on ! I think it is equal to The Walking Dead.