Ratings: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ hits low; ‘Blue Bloods’ finale, ‘Shark Tank’ decline

tvd -Given that the seventh season of “The Vampire Diaries” is ending in just one week’s time, you definitely would like to see the show end with some sort of fanfare; it’s with that in mind that it’s rather unfortunate that the series is starting to wind down for the spring with a whimper.

The penultimate episode this season mustered a measly 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and then also a total viewership of just 900,000 people. There are still devoted fans all over the world, but consider this: Just two seasons ago, the show was averaging a 1.0 rating in the demo for the season. Sure, it wasn’t airing on Fridays then, but some story choices and the departure of Nina Dobrev have hurt commercially in many ways.

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The good news – There’s not too much, but at least “Hawaii Five-0” (1.1) stayed steady! Also, “Beyond the Tank” in a special timeslot improved to a 0.6, not that it matters much since we feel like this show is toast.

The bad news – “The Originals” also stayed low after “The Vampire Diaries” with a 0.3. Meanwhile, this season of “The Amazing Race” (0.9) continues to deliver less-than-amazing numbers, and “Shark Tank” (1.2) won the night despite losing viewers. “Blue Bloods” has been a challenger for it this season, but its season 6 finale posted just a 1.1 rating. Still, kudos to the Tom Selleck series for dropping just 4% in the demo from one season to the next. That’s extremely good in comparison to the network TV average.

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