Some good CW ratings news (finally!): Supernatural returned much stronger Tuesday night, garnering 2.5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, up a big 50 percent from last fall.
Now if that seems like a suspiciously large jump, it’s partly fueled by the fact the long-running action-drama had a lead-in from The Originals last night instead of last year’s gutter-ball Oh Sit (plus it was up against the presidential debate last year, to boot). That NBC’s The Voice had a clip show last night probably helped too.
Still. A rating is a rating. And Supernatural improved notably upon its lead-in (Originals, in its new time period, was down from last week with 1.9 million viewers and a 0.9). In fact, this is the most-watched and best-rated Supernatural premiere since 2010. The episode was titled “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” which might as well be a comment on the show’s new time slot.
CW also got some belated upbeat news earlier this week with the extended three-day DVR data for last Thursday’s Vampire Diaries debut. You’ll recall that episode was down notably from last year. Well, now the gap has narrowed, with the premiere averaging 3.7 million at this point, off only 6 percent from last year’s first episode using the same measurement.
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