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.