The Vampire Diaries
keeps getting stronger, both creatively and
commercially, and last night's episode was solid proof of that. While
most new shows have a steady decline in ratings throughout the season,
the sixth episode of The Vampire Diaries
had its highest rating since the series premiere, with 3.9 million viewers.
Every week The Vampire Diaries
is the CW's highest-rated show,
making it the clear standard bearer for the small network. While new
shows on the larger networks see higher ratings, they've largely been
going down every week. Even the season's most-watched new series, NCIS: Los Angeles
on CBS, has lost one million viewers in each of the last two weeks.
The CW certainly needs something to boost morale, and The Vampire Diaries
is it. The Beautiful Life was canceled after just two episodes and the other new series, Melrose Place
, is floundering. Even if you combine the ratings for Tuesday's new episode and the Wednesday night encore following America's Next Top Model
, The Vampire Diaries
still beat it by more than 1.5 million viewers.
And it's not too late to get started. Six episodes in, The Vampire Diaries
is only getting started. The latest episode saw Elena learn the truth about Stefan and Damon being vampires and saw another series regular, Vicki, turned into a vampire.The Vampire Diaries
airs Thursdays at 8pm on the CW.More on The Vampire Diaries:
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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer(Image courtesy of the CW)