'The Originals' Helps Give The CW Its Most Watched Tuesday Since 2009

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November 13th, 2013

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via press note:

On the heels of its full season pickup this week, THE ORIGINALS had its most watched episode of the season (2.38M), and helped give The CW its most watched Tuesday night in more than four years (2.36M, since 9/8/09).

THE ORIGINALS matched its season highs in A18-49 (1.1/3), and W18-34 (1.5/4), hit a new season high in W18-49 (1.5/4), and tied its second best number of the season in A18-34 (1.0/3).THE ORIGINALS outrated both Fox and ABC in the hour in W18-34, and tied Fox in A18-34.

Week to week, THE ORIGINALS rose 25% in A18-34, 36% in W18-34, 22% in A18-49 and 17% in total viewers.

THE ORIGINALS has also seen huge amounts of time-shifted viewing this season, most recently more than doubling its A18-34 and W18-34 ratings in Live + 7 Day viewing compared to Live + Same Day, and nearly doubling its rating in A18-49.SUPERNATURAL had its second most watched episode of the season last night (2.35M), and gained week to week across the board, rising 11% in A18-34 (1.0/3), up 11% in A18-49 (1.0/3), up 20% in W18-34 (1.2/4, and growing 9% in total viewers (2.35M).

Week to week, The CW's Tuesday night is up 22% in A18-49 (1.1/3), up 11% in A18-34 (1.0/3), up 27% in W18-34 (1.4/4), and up 13% in total viewers (2.36M).

Versus the equivalent Tuesday night last season, year to year The CW doubled its ratings in both A18-34 and W18-34, more than doubled its A18-49 average and was up 56% in total viewers.

  • DougF

    Yet there are actually people on here that think the CW is going to split this pairing up when the mid-season shows start.

  • Davie



  • feinn

    I remember when some people thought originals would fail cause its not after tvd and would go against ncis and SHIELD. But it may be the most stable show of new shows and continues to hit highs

  • stevie

    great mix for the night hopefully not

  • DougF

    ?? No what? No there haven’t been people that think CW should split the two?

    Well actually there has been, I’ve seen multiple mid-season schedule posts from people.

  • Wright

    Great for TO & SPN!!!

  • Kev

    great news! with numbers like this I don’t think CW would even consider splitting the two. They deserve at least one solid night of tv. Based on the ratings Monday ‘s may be the biggest challenge going forward

  • david

    Great night for the CW to see both shows up. I dont think they will split them up to make room for the one Hundred in midseason.

  • Alan

    Good! At least this spin-off worked out… not like Ravenswood and OUATIW that are huge failures.

  • XY


    That’s because The Originals is actually well written show coming off a well written mother. PLL and OUAT are just terrible, their spawned flops are even worse.

  • John A

    Im So glad CW didnt air TO after TVD. I knew it could do this well on its own.

  • Jen

    I guarantee their ratings spiked because of tylers return and caroline shippers.

  • Carlos

    WTF?! I thought Supernatural got 2.59 on its season premiere! Why is it that Supernatural never gets the credit it deserves!



  • A.G (@AGpunk)

    TO and SPN great shows ,CW should’nt split the shows.

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