The CW Has Highest Rated Tuesday in Adults 18-49 in 4 years

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October 16th, 2013

The Originals Episode 3

via press release:

THE ORIGINALS and Supernatural combined last night to give The CW its highest-rated Tuesday night in A18-49 in more than four years (1.1/3, since 9/15/09), and its highest-rated Tuesday in A18-34 (1.0/3) and W18-34 (1.4/4) in more than two years (9/27/11). It matched last week’s premiere night in total viewers (2.26M), which was The CW’s most watched Tuesday night in four years.

 

Last night’s third episode of THE ORIGINALS hit series highs in A18-49 (1.1/3), W18-34 (1.5/5), and W18-49 (1.4/4), and matched its series premiere numbers in both A18-34 (1.0/3) and total viewers (2.2M).

 

Versus last week’s episode, THE ORIGINALS was up 14% in total viewers, up 25% in A18-34, up 36% in W18-34, up 22% in A18-49 and up 17% in W18-34.

 

Supernatural had its best W18-34 (1.3/4) rating in more than two years (since 2/4/11), and matched last week’s premiere number in A18-34 (1.0/3).

 

Versus its second episode last season, Supernatural was up 30% in W18-34 and up 10% in A18-49.

 

Week to week, The CW’s Tuesday night was up 11% in A18-34, up 17% in W18-34, and up 10% in A18-49.

 

Compared to this same Tuesday night last season, The CW was up 48% year to year in total viewers, up 67% in A18-34, up 56% in W18-34 and up 83% in A18-49.

 

Last week, in Live +3 Day delayed viewing, the second episode of THE ORIGINALS saw a 35% increase in total viewers versus Live +Same Day viewing (2.59M vs. 1.92M), a big 48% bump in A18-34 (1.22 vs 0.83), a 57% gain in W18-34 (1.74 vs 1.11), and a 43% increase in A18-49 (1.28 vs 0.9).

 

Supernatural, which in its L+SD ratings was the most watched  and highest-rated season premiere for the show in three years, saw an additional 27% boost in total viewers (3.29M vs 2.59M), a 34% jump in A18-34 (1.39 vs 1.04), a 30% increase in A18-49 (1.56 vs 1.2) and a 35% gain in W18-34 (1.67 vs 1.24).

 
  • Revenger

    Good night for CW

  • Maya

    Yay for Supernatural! I also enjoyed The Originals too!

  • THE OLD MAN

    Nice to see the CW finally has something to “talk about!”

    Keep ‘em comin’!

  • harry

    I didnt expect to enjoy originals too much , but i think with episodes aired until now that i enjoy it even more than vampire diaries.

    congrats to both shows and hopefully they ll be above 1.0 whole season and get a renewal :)

  • Brandy

    Yay Originals!

  • Davie

    Both shows are dishing out good seasons so.far I’m glad they’re doing well. Perhaps SPN can adjust up

  • Kate

    Great for both shows! I hope the ratings keep steady in weeks to come! Supernatural is gaining viewers vs last season and The Originals increased from last week when most new shows would drop.

    I have a question for fans of The Originals. Do you have to know and understand TVD to understand The Originals or does it pretty much stand on it’s own? The Originals interests me whereas TVD never did, but I don’t want to be lost if I start to watch it.

  • Nasir

    “I have a question for fans of The Originals. Do you have to know and understand TVD to understand The Originals or does it pretty much stand on it’s own? The Originals interests me whereas TVD never did, but I don’t want to be lost if I start to watch it.”

    @Kate..

    somewhat. Most of the characters are new people and it follows a different storyline, but the three originals were from TVD (obviously). the Originals features flashbacks, but TVD introduced them through family history and sort.

  • Kate

    @Nasir

    Thank you. Maybe I’ll look up more background information on the original characters then and watch the Pilot to see if I can follow the story and not get lost.

  • j

    Why though? I’m not hating, but it’s weird if The Originals jumped and is higher than last week’s VD for no discernible reason.

  • Wright

    I LOVE both shows. I’m really hoping SPN becomes the longest running show in tv history.

  • r0ckmypants

    @j – “Why though? I’m not hating, but it’s weird if The Originals jumped and is higher than last week’s VD for no discernible reason.”

    That discernible reason is that last week it was up against The Voice, and this is week it was not.

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    @wright
    Keep dreaming that ain’t happening. The Simpsons is on its 25th season and that is if we talk about scripted shows only.

  • kalena henden

    @j – The Originals jumped for two very discernible reasons: (#1) ratings-hog The Voice was not airing that hour as it had for the past several weeks & (#2) This is the only airing of the show for the week since Reign is now taking its place after TVD.

    I’m pleased The Originals is doing well. I’m enjoying it so far.

  • feinn

    @j originals getting mostly positive wom from fans, some not aware show was on Tuesday

  • Zayne

    @r0ckmypants Also, I think a lot of people, myself included, were not going to watch The Originals but were pleasantly surprised at how good it was and have spread the word that it’s worth watching.

    @harry I’m currently enjoying The Originals a lot more than the current season of Vampire Diaries.

  • Scandalicious

    Good for the CW! They deserve some good news! This could be the year they really start to find some footing.

  • pn

    I think the Voice was one hour Tuesday night, since the battle rounds were a few for that day, so that opened it up for other shows on rival networks to get their audiences. Good for CW’s shows to increase their audiences. Maybe it was a lower viewing night–people might have decided not to watch a lot of TV that night due to board meetings, helping kids with homework, family time and going for a no-TV night. And maybe it’s because Dancing with the Stars doesn’t have their results show at all this fall, so that frees it up. I didn’t like two reality shows competing on Tuesday night anyway–let the scripted shows get its chance now.

  • david

    Great ratings for both shows and i enjoy watching both of them. The CW prmoted The Originals move to Tuesday really good by showing the first two episodes behind TVD. Its a really interesting show too. To Kate you dont have to be a fan of TVD to wath the show but it helps ome to understand the story better but as someone else said the people are mostly new on the show and the story in different and in a different place too. Great for Super Natural as well. So far its doing better than last season. It looks like the CW has fixed Tuesdays now.

  • Alan

    They relived a dead night! Great for them. Seems like their dead nights are now Monday and Friday only.

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