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Ratings: Vampire Diaries Matches May Finale, Crazy Ex Returns to Lows

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries opened its eighth and final season on Friday with 980,000 total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating (per finals), down from its previous premiere (1.38 mil/0.6, on a Thursday) yet on par with its May finale (which aired on a Friday).

TVLine reader’s gave TVD an average grade of “B+.”

Leading out of that, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend christened her new time slot with 530,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating (and an “A-” grade), hitting and tying series lows.

Elsewhere on the night….

CBS | Perhaps the strongest MacGyver yet (8 mil/1.1) and Hawaii Five-0 (9.5 mil/1.2) held steady, while Blue Bloods (10 mil/1.1) dipped two tenths.

ABC | Last Man Standing (6.4 mil/1.1) and Shark Tank (5.4 mil/1.3) were steady, while Dr. Ken (4.4 mil/0.8) dipped a tenth.

FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (3.4 mil/1.1) rose a tenth, while The Exorcist (1.9 mil/0.7) was flat.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    People aren’t happy about MacGyver getting a full season order.

  2. Shaun says:

    Hmm,thought more would tune in for final season of TVD.

  3. ninergrl6 says:

    It’s unfortunate that Crazy Ex aired directly opposite PBS’s highly anticipated Hamilton documentary. It might not have affected ratings all that much, but going up against another musical program certainly didn’t help. I watched every ep of CEG live last season but last night I recorded it and watched Hamilton’s America live instead. Having TVD as a lead in probably didn’t help either. CEG would pair much better with No Tomorrow or Jane, like last season.

    • AB says:

      Crazy Ex is (sadly) a ratings loser and has been since day one. (Same for No Tomorrow). I don’t think it’d do much better in any slot.

  4. Bartimeus says:

    That’s great news for The Exorcist. I think if it can stay even – which is possible given the awesomeness of the most recent ep – it will come back for season two, especially given it’s doing better than SQ on a Friday.

  5. Jordan says:

    So what does this mean for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Does it have any shot at renewal?


      Unless it miraculously ticks up a bunch (which is super unlikely), pretty much guaranteed cancellation. Let’s enjoy the final season and hope it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger of some kind.

  6. Moving CEG to Fridays was such a bad move…it’s such an amazing show and needs to be paired correctly and placed in a appropriate airing spot.

    • Boiler says:

      Thought moving Hart of Dixie to Friday would be bad but really wasn’t as it had double these numbers. However the CW never really paired it with anything. Should have gone together with Jane

  7. Scott says:

    The Exorcist was beyond amazing last night. That was one of the best twists, not a twist, a double lutz, in TV history. Everyone should be watching this amazing show.

  8. Lysh says:

    I can’t remember the last time my family gathered round to watch PBS but that’s what we all did for Hamilton. I wondered how the ratings were for PBS. My parents are into MacGyver though.

  9. Nicolás says:

    CEG needs 2 GG nominations this year… one for best series and other one for best actress, is the only way THE CW would keep this show around.

  10. sally says:

    Blue Bloods has the best cast on TV

  11. Jared says:

    I really don’t get the appeal of CEG and judging by the ratings, most people don’t.

  12. Phil says:

    Had six people in my apartment to watch Crazy Ex’s premiere, all between the ages of 25-34! And we watched it LIVE.
    Doing our part.