Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Millers' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Sean Saves the World' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down

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November 1st, 2013

Sean Saves the World October 31

The Vampire Diaries, The Millers and Elementary were each adjusted up a tenth while Sean Saves the World and Parenthood were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.


Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, October 31:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (8-8:31PM) 2.6/9 11.80
ABC It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - R 2.2/8 6.98
NBC Saturday Night Live Halloween (8-9:01PM) 1.7/6 5.32
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.9/3 2.07
FOX The X Factor - Clip Show 0.8/3 3.25
8:30 CBS The Millers (8:31-9:01PM) 2.1/7 9.67
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.6/8 8.94
CBS The Crazy Ones (9:01-9:31PM) 1.9/6 8.06
NBC Sean Saves the World (9:01-9:30PM) 1.1/3 3.72
FOX Glee - R 0.6/2 1.89
CW Reign 0.6/2 1.57
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (9:31-10:01PM) 2.1/6 8.48
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show 1.1/3 3.34
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.9/9 9.18
CBS Elementary 1.8/5 9.47
NBC Parenthood 1.2/4 3.67

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Laina


    That’s absolutely true. I was one of many who tried to save the show and unfortunately we didn’t succeed. I was just saying that Buffy finishing first wasn’t all that relevant to Angel’s success one way or the other since they had been on different networks for awhile and Angel actually I believe was the #2 or #3 show on the WB at the time it was cancelled.

  • Louis

    For a show that been treated like a red headed step child for most of it’s life I really can’t blame those fans. CW was either spending money/promotion on GG and TVD in that’s about it. Now that being said everybody need to move on now. TVD will bounce back in forth this season and so will SPN. So I honestly don’t feel like hearing this every time a show gain or drop.

  • eelna

    Let’s make things clear:
    In its ninth season TVD will hit probably 0.7 ratings, because TV is losing viewers, now that there’s online viewing and on-demand.

    But TVD has been the most social series on broadcast, for the fourth season, and the last weeks of this season.

    Supernatural never was such a social and international hit.

    Both shows are great, but let not forget SPN was NR.1 , when TVD was preempted.

    By the way, I’m also a SPN fan.

  • methix0r

    TVD Season 5

    Thurs 10/03/2013 05-01 1.20 -25.00%† 2.59 -19.50%†

    Thurs 10/10/2013 05-02 1.00 -16.67% 2.14 -17.37%

    Thurs 10/17/2013 05-03 1.30 30.00% 2.93 36.92%

    Thurs 10/24/2013 05-04 1.30 0.00% 2.63 -10.24%

    Thurs 10/31/2013 05-05 0.88 -32.31% 2.07 -21.33%

    SPN Season 9

    Tues 10/08/2013 09-01 1.20 50.00%† 2.55 40.00%†

    Tues 10/15/2013 09-02 1.00 -16.67% 2.33 -8.63%

    Tues 10/22/2013 09-03 1.10 10.00% 2.34 0.43%

    Tues 10/29/2013 09-04 1.06 -3.64% 2.19 -6.32%

    as you can see SPn only beat TVD once in the demo

  • methix0r

    and also why does tv series finale list it as a 0.88 when it is a 0.9 i dont get that

  • Refrain


    I find it amusing that he believes that The Vampire Diaries is the most successful show currently on the air on the CW overall. He ignores the fact that Supernatural has 9 seasons under its belt, soon to be 10. And will be launching a spinoff show in the near future, and the network hasn’t announced that the show is ending anytime soon.

    Overall is such a poor term for him to use, especially when this is the CWs flagship series. There is more to judging a series than just the Nielsen ratings. Sure the Nielsen ratings get a show renewed but when judging a shows success overall you look at a multitude of things. ;)

  • danny

    No matter how hard I try I just can’t bring myself to watch anything on the CW. I just can’t dumb myself down to it.

  • Bored Now

    @Truth and Laina

    That Joss Whedon fact has become a bit of an internet urban legend, but it’s only partly true.

    It was David Fury who originally suggested that Angel’s cancellation came about due to Joss asking the network for an early renewal (the reason being that he wanted a little security for his cast and crew for a change, not to mention to be able to plan for the following season) and that absolutely forced the network into what I consider a knee jerk reaction in axing the show.

    And Laina, I don’t know why you apologised for your first comment. I thought it summed up how things should be around here perfectly.

    Fury later qualified his comments however, explaining that Angel would almost certainly have been cancelled at the end of the season anyway. The show was five years old and the core actors contracts up for renewal. Not to mention that it was a relatively expensive show to make in the first place, given its ratings. Plus the WB were looking at a new show to take its place already. Some series about two demon hunting brothers called Winchester, ironically enough.

    So yeah, Joss asking for an early renewal led to an early cancellation but chances were very likely that Angel wouldn’t have got a sixth season pickup anyway.

  • Bored Now


    All due respect, and speaking as a guy that genuinely enjoys watching The Vampire Diaries (if only to watch Nina Dobrev play Katherine) I’m pretty certain TVD will never see a ninth season. I can certainly see it back next season and I can even see the core three choosing to come back for one additional year to make it a nice sturdy seven season story but after that Nina, Ian and Paul are going to want to move on. Which is fair enough because seven seasons is enough to dedicate to playing any one character in an actor’s career. Supernatural seems to be a real family affair on set which is no doubt why they all choose to keep coming back but that behind the scenes level of bonding is pretty rare, I’d imagine. At a guess I’d say that TVD will take the more usual route of seven seasons and out.

    On the plus side I can certainly see The Originals sticking around for a good long time so technically the Vampire Diaries story will continue anyway. Just in New Orleans! :D

  • Rob R

    Can anyone fathom why CBS did not air a new episode of TBBT on the first night of sweeps? Why would they not have aired a rerun last week if they were short on episodes (which they are)? They only have two episodes in the can. The Nov 14 episode was filmed on Oct 29.

  • Carl

    I would tend to agree that the TVD actors seem more likely to want to move on. If they don’t, and the CW is around, then I could see the show lasting 9 or 10 seasons.

    When people go down the “it’s more of an international hit!” road, I get BATB flashbacks. I’m also not sure of the talk over who has a bigger social media presence. They both have one.

    When I read this site I’d think these shows are both at the bottom of the CW’s heap, not two of their bigger successes. The constant fighting over which is better suggests that.

  • Truth



  • Alejandro

    Im not interested in getting into more TVD VS SN mud slinging, but for those arguing who beat what. Here are ratings so far:

    Please note that when I say Week 1 I refer to the first week CW aired original scripted programming. The week of course is the same Monday – Friday.

    Week 1 ( 30th September – October 4th)
    The Vampire Diaries: 1.2 (Premiere)
    The Originals: 1.0 (Premiere)

    Week 2 (October 7th – October 11th)
    Supernatural: 1.2 (Premiere)
    The Vampire Diaries: 1.0
    The Originals: 0.9
    Arrow: 0.9 (Premiere)
    The Tomorrow People: 0.9 (Premiere)
    Hart of Dixie: 0.4 (Premiere)
    Beauty and the beast: 0.3 (Premiere)

    Week 3 ( October 14th – October 18th)
    The Vampire Diaries: 1.3
    Arrow: 1.1
    The Originals: 1.1
    Supernatural: 1.0
    Reign: 0.8 (Premiere)
    The Tomorrow People: 0.8
    Hart of Dixie: 0.4
    Beauty and the Beast: 0.3

    Week 4 (October 21st – October 25th)
    The Vampire Diaries: 1.3
    Supernatural: 1.1
    Arrow 0.9
    The Originals: 0.9
    The Tomorrow People: 0.7
    Reign: 0.6
    Hart of Dixie: 0.4
    Beauty and the Beast: 0.3
    The Carrie Diaries: 0.3 (Premiere)

    Week 5 (October 28th – November 1st)
    Supernatural: 1.1
    The Originals: 1.0
    The Vampire Diaries: 0.9
    Arrow: 0.8
    The Tomorrow People: 0.6
    Reign: 0.6
    Hart of Dixie: 0.4
    Beauty and the Beast: 0.3
    Carrie Diaries: (unannounced)

    So TVD has been show for the week three times this season and including this week Supernatural has been top twice.

  • Moonshayde

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with people celebrating their show being #1. It just becomes obnoxious when people put another show down in the process.

    So I will celebrate SPN being #1 this week, whatever the circumstances. It’s usually 2nd or 3rd, so when it does hit #1, it’s a real treat. I have no doubt that TVD will rise again. I would just appreciate those fans be kind as well.

  • shouichi

    Wooww.. worst week for CW

  • Theoacme

    Preston: 2.6 for Grey’s…..BUH BYE!!! Cancelled after this season…..

    If ABC cancelled every show below a 2.7, they would have just Scandal (for now), SHIELD (for now), and Modern Family…so, please, Preston, explain what you’re yammering on about like a third rate David Spade…

  • Brandy

    @Refrian, do you know what flagship series means?When people think of CW, they think VD and GG,the longest running CW original shows not SPN.GG and VD put CW on the map, not SPN,
    Also, VD is the most sucsessful CW show since it’ll last more than GGs six seasons and is a CW original series, not a WB holdover.

  • Bored Now


    I get what you’re saying and I tend to agree that as far as the term ‘flagship’ goes, you’d have to consider Vampire Diaries to be The CW’s, given the fact the network has chosen to use it as it’s ‘face’ for a long time now. In fact I’ve often felt, especially under the previous regime, that Supernatural was the show they were happy to let run but not interested in promoting as part of the schedule. Probably because it didn’t fit the teen girl channel image that they were attempting to build.

    At least that’s how I used to perceive the situation anyway. The current CW execs seem to be a lot more open to Supernatural and I’d say this last season they gave it at least the same amount of promotion as Vampire Diaries got, which for a ninth season series has got to be seen as showing a great deal of confidence in its potential for growth.

    So Vampire Diaries was absolutely the flagship show of CW past but I’m thinking it’s going to be sharing the spotlight with Supernatural a lot more now that the CW is going for more of a sci-fi/fantasy flavour. And that’s not a bad thing for either show.

  • Refrain

    @do you know what flagship series means?
    @Also, VD is the most successful CW show

    Sorry, what? Do you? Clearly by your next comment I’m quoting, clearly not. I’ve already explained my reasoning on this thread, and don’t want to repeat myself further.

    You’re welcome to believe otherwise, I respect that.

  • erika

    vampire diaries didn’t play @ 8 in ny, the Halloween parade was on, so that’s why the numbers are low!

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