The Originals


Status: Active, Airing 4th Season
Timeslot: Fridays 8 PM EST
Premiere: March 17th
Network: CW
Starring: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell
Series Website: www.cwtv.com/shows/the-originals

the-originals-cw-cancelledDescription: Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart.  Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city his family helped build, the city from which he and his siblings – Elijah and Rebekah – were exiled a century ago by their relentless hunter father. Drawn back by a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter, Klaus is surprised that the city still feels like home to him despite the decades he’s been away. Curious as to why Klaus would return to the one place he swore he would never set foot again, Elijah follows his brother and learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley – Klaus’ onetime flame – has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history. Hayley has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux. When Sophie reveals to the brothers the almost unbelievable news that Hayley is carrying Klaus’ unborn child, Elijah realizes that the Original family has been given a second chance at humanity and the redemption they desperately crave. CWTV.com

Status: (Updated 3/20/17) This show returned for its fourth season with a 0.3 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic which matches a series low. At the end of its current season, it will have 79 episodes which is about the range that The CW wraps up its low-rated shows that have managed to stick around for three seasons or more. However, I can’t remember The CW outright cancelling a show that has been around this long without giving it a final season. At this point, I would expect the network to bring this one back for a shortened fifth year that will probably be in the six episode range to wrap up all its storylines.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:
These numbers will be posted once the show has aired at least two episodes in its current season

2014-15 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/8/15 1 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.8 Low
10/15/15 2 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.9 Low
10/22/15 3 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.9 Low
10/29/15 4 0.4 0.4 1.1 0.8 Low
11/5/15 5 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.8 Low
11/12/15 6 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.8 Low
11/19/15 7 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.8 Low
11/26/15 n/a Preempted 0.4 n/a n/a Low
12/3/15 8 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.8 Low
12/10/15 9 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.8 Low
12/17/15 n/a On Hiatus 0.4 1.0 n/a Low
1/29/16 10 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.7 Low
2/5/16 11 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 Low
2/12/16 12 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.7 Low
2/19/16 13 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 Low
2/26/16 14 0.5 0.4 1.1 n/a Low
3/4/16 15 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 Low
3/11/16 n/a Preempted 0.4 n/a n/a Low
3/18/16 Repeat 0.1 0.4 0.5 n/a Low
3/25/16 Repeat 0.2 0.4 0.5 n/a Low
4/1/16 16 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 Renewed
4/8/16 17 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.7 Renewed
4/15/16 18 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.6 Renewed
4/22/16 n/a Preempted 0.4 n/a n/a Renewed
4/29/16 19 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 Renewed
5/6/16 20 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 Renewed
5/13/16 21 0.3 0.4 0.8 n/a Renewed
5/20/16 22 0.3 0.4 0.9 n/a Renewed

Prior Season Ratings:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/6/14 1 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.2 Low
10/13/14 2 0.7 0.7 1.3 n/a Low
10/20/14 3 0.6 0.7 1.3 1.2 Low
10/27/14 4 0.6 0.7 1.3 1.2 Low
11/3/14 5 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.0 Low
11/10/14 6 0.7 0.7 1.5 1.2 Low
11/17/14 7 0.7 0.7 1.4 n/a Low
11/24/14 8 0.6 0.7 1.3 n/a Low
12/1/14 n/a Preempted 0.7 1.3 n/a Low
12/8/14 9 0.6 0.6 1.4 1.1 Low
12/15/14 n/a On Hiatus 0.6 n/a n/a Low
1/19/15 10 0.6 0.6 1.5 1.1 Renewed
1/26/15 11 0.7 0.6 1.7 1.1 Renewed
2/2/15 12 0.7 0.7 1.5 n/a Renewed
2/9/15 13 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.0 Renewed
2/16/15 14 0.6 0.6 1.4 1.1 Renewed
2/23/15 n/a Preempted 0.6 n/a n/a Renewed
3/2/15 Repeat 0.3 0.6 0.7 n/a Renewed
3/9/15 15 0.5 0.6 1.4 1.1 Renewed
3/16/15 16 0.5 0.6 1.3 1.1 Renewed
3/23/15 Repeat 0.3 0.6 0.8 n/a Renewed
3/30/15 Repeat 0.3 0.6 0.8 n/a Renewed
4/6/15 17 0.5 0.6 1.1 1.0 Renewed
4/13/15 18 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.8 Renewed
4/20/15 19 0.5 0.6 1.3 0.9 Renewed
4/27/15 20 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.9 Renewed
5/4/15 21 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.9 Renewed
5/11/15 22 0.5 0.6 1.1 n/a Renewed

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One thought on “The Originals

  1. bernadette belhumeur

    The originals is about the only show the mzkes me want to keep watching.

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