Thanks to The Vampire Diaries series finale ratings, the folks over at The CW can brag at least that their series is going out with a little more of a victory than what it had for most of its final-season run.
The last episode entitled “I Was Feeling Epic” last night (read more about it over at the link here) ended up drawing in total a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This was the show’s best performance in over a year, and it showed that there was a good bit of curiosity in how the story would end even for some people who opted not to watch the show regularly. Based on the internet reaction, the final thoughts on the episode are polarizing, but they always are — there are never many chances for everyone to exit a series finale universally happy. Given that the retrospective beforehand managed to score a 0.4 rating, we figure that the people who were probably the happiest about the show’s performance at the end of the day are the CW executives who kept it around for so many years, even in these later months when the ratings were not anywhere near as great.
We’re certainly curious coming out of this to see precisely how The Originals ends up faring. It’s absolutely in an interesting place, and it also has its own timeline going on thanks to jumping forward a good five years or so. Remember that there is still a chance that it could come back for another season if the powers that be decide that it’s so.
As for some other ratings on the night…
By and large, the Eye network continues to win with its run of crime procedurals. MacGyver started things off with a 1.0 rating in the demo, and then in following that you had Hawaii Five-0 with a 1.1 and then Blue Bloods with a 1.1. Sure, they’ve all scored better numbers before this season, but to continue to win the night in the demo and in total viewers isn’t bad.
Bad news elsewhere
Namely, we’re looking here at Sleepy Hollow, which actually lost to the Vampire Diaries series finale. If you are a network show losing to one of the lowest-rated shows on The CW, it’s not a good sign for your own longevity. Let’s just put it that way.
What did you end up watching on TV last night? Share some of your thoughts with a comment below! (Photo: The CW.)