After six seasons, Nina Dobrev has left The Vampire Diaries TV show. Will this hurt the ratings or could the changes bring new life to the long-running CW series? Will it be cancelled or renewed for an eighth 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 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 sixth season of The Vampire Diaries averaged a 0.72 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.54 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 cancelled or renewed for an eighth season? How long should it continue?